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Deepika Padukone: Bollywood star questioned in Sushant Singh Rajput investigation

Ns News Online DesK: Ns News Online Desk: Bollywood star Deepika Padukone has been questioned by India’s narcotics board in an investigation linked to the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Padukone was among six people – including two other actresses – to be summoned for questioning over the case.
Rajput’s girlfriend, Rhea Chakraborty, was arrested earlier this month for allegedly buying drugs for him – claims she has denied. The case has fueled months of media coverage and speculation in India.
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) widened its investigation of the case on Saturday, questioning Padukone for six hours in Mumbai. Meanwhile, actresses Sara Ali Khan and Shraddha Kapoor were questioned separately at another of NCB’s offices. Another actress, Rakul Preet Singh, was questioned on Friday.
None have been accused by the authorities of any wrongdoing. Rajput, 34, was found dead in his flat in Mumbai on 14 June. Police at the time said he had killed himself. But his family later registered a police complaint against Chakraborty, accusing her of abatement to suicide and other crimes, all of which she has denied. The case is now being investigated by three federal agencies.
With investigators drip-feeding nuggets of information to the media, rumors and conjecture over what happened and who is responsible have been rife. The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) seems to be pursuing two investigations – the first into Rhea Chakraborty, her brother and Rajput’s former house manager.
All three were arrested for allegedly organizing and financing the actor’s alleged consumption of cannabis. They have denied any wrongdoing.

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