Bollywood actress Ananya Panday denies drug supply charge

Bollywood actor Ananya Panday, summoned by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in connection with the Mumbai cruise raid case, has denied the allegations of supplying and consuming drugs.

As per the NCB sources, Ananya denied the allegation of supplying drugs to Aryan Khan, an accused in the case, and said that she had never consumed the drugs. "The chats recovered from Aryan Khan's mobile phone reveal that in the year 2018-19, she helped supply drugs to Aryan thrice by providing him the numbers of drug dealers," according to NCB.

"Ananya denied the supply related talks in the chat conversation and told the NCB officials that she has never consumed or supplied the drugs," they added.

NCB summoned Ananya Panday on October 22 in connection with the Mumbai cruise raid case on suspicion of drug consumption. The summon has been issued based on the chats recovered from Aryan Khan's mobile.

Earlier, an NCB team was seen at Ananya Panday's house, following which the probe agency summoned the actor at its office. Later, Ananya Panday, along with her father Chunky Panday, reached NCB's office.

Meanwhile, one more drug peddler was detained by NCB in connection with the cruise raid case.

In the last two days, the probe agency has conducted six raids or searches in Mumbai and nearby areas in connection with the cruise drugs case.

An NCB team busted an alleged drugs party on the Cordelia Cruise ship, which was going to Goa at mid-sea on October 2.

A total of 20 people, including Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan's son Aryan Khan, have been arrested so far in the case.


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