Drugs Case Probe: Kshitij Ravi Prasad remanded in NCB custody till Oct 3
A Mumbai court today remanded Kshitij Ravi Prasad, who was earlier hired as an executive producer by a firm of filmmaker Karan Johar, in the NCB’s custody till October 3 following his arrest in a drugs case linked to Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death.
Prasad was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Saturday after questioning. He was produced before a magistrate court in Mumbai via video conferencing which remanded him in the probe agency’s custody till October 3 for further investigation.
The probe agency told the court today that Prasad in his statement said he had procured drugs from another accused Karamjeet Singh Anand and his associates.
The probe agency further said the investigation into the case revealed that the accused is a part of conspiracy for drug procurement with other accused persons. He is connected with other accused linked to Rajput’s death case.
The NCB said, the investigation into this case is in the preliminary stage as revelations made by Prasad are to be verified.
It also said, Prasad is indirectly connected with accused Anuj Keshwani, from whom commercial quantity of a contraband was seized.
Prasad’s name cropped up during the NCB’s wider probe into the alleged Bollywod-drugs nexus.
On Friday, the NCB also questioned Anubhav Chopra, who earlier worked with Dharma Productions, in connection with the alleged drug-nexus in the Hindi film industry.
However, according to Dharma Productions owner Karan Johar, he doesn’t know any of them personally.
Johar in a statement on Friday said, Prasad had joined Dharmatic Entertainment, sister concern of Dharma Productions, in November 2019 as one of the executive producers on a contract basis for a project, which eventually did not materialise.
The filmmaker said, Chopra was briefly associated with his banner as an assistant director and worked only on two projects.
The NCB on Saturday recorded statements of actors Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan in the drugs probe linked to Rajput’s death and an alleged Bollywood-drugs nexus