In 2019, filmmaker Karan Johar had come under the scanner for sharing a video from a party at his residence in which several Bollywood celebrities like Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal, Varun Dhawan, Ranbir Kapoor, Malaika Arora, among others were seen. While many people had alleged that the said Bollywood actors were consuming drugs at the party, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has sent a notice to Karan Johar in connection with the alleged drug party at his residence in 2019. He has been asked to share the details by Friday.
"The NCB had received a complaint from Manjinder Singh Sirsa in this regard and was marked to the Maharashtra Zonal Unit. To check the veracity of the video the notice has been sent," the official said.
Another NCB official not wishing to be named told IANS that he has been asked to share the details about the party video by Friday, December 18.
The official also clarified that the Johar has not been asked to appear before the drug-law enforcement agency since the summon issued under 67(B) of the NDPS Act doesn't require physical appearance but one has to co-operate with the investigating agency. The person against whom it is issued is not questioned during the probe.
Sirsa, a Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader, approached the NCB in September this year over the alleged drug party hosted at Johar's residence in 2019 where several top actors were in attendance including Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal, Varun Dhawan, Ranbir Kapoor, Malaika Arora, among others.
The NCB in the last few months has questioned several film personalities in connection with separate drug cases related to Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death and other cases.
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