Mumbai: Bollywood producer arrested in drugs case, linked to Sushant death case.
The Narcotics Control Bureau arrested executive producer Kshitij Ravi Prasad, in a drugs case linked to the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, news agency ANI reported quoting unnamed NCB sources.
Sources said that Mr Prasad was questioned by the NCB yesterday too.
Dharma Production owner Karan Johar told newsmen that he is denying that Mr Prasad is associated with the firm. Mr Prasad joined Dharmatic Entertainment, a company linked to Dharma Productions, in November 2019 as one of the executive producers on contract basis for a project which eventually did not materialise.
“Neither l, nor Dharma Productions can be made responsible for what people do in their personal lives. These allegations do not pertain to Dharma Productions,” Mr Johar added.
Senior officials said that Mr Prasad’s home was raided yesterday.
NCB sources said Mr Prasad’s name came up during interrogation of some alleged drug-peddlers.
Speaking to media, the senior officials said that while Rhea Chakraborty was arrested due to her alleged links with drug traffickers, digital evidence found in seized mobile phones and laptops of other accused led to intelligence on drug trade, which was verified subsequently.
The NCB says its probe is aimed at catching drug suppliers, but it is also looking at how these suppliers networked and who their clients were.