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Actor Arjun Rampal Questioned By Anti-Drugs Agency NCB In Mumbai

The NCB summoned Rampal and Demetriades after conducting a search at the actor's residence in suburban Bandra on Monday.

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2020-11-13T20:35:28+05:30

Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal was questioned by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in a drug-related probe for around seven hours on Friday.

The NCB, which questioned Rampal's partner Gabriella Demetriades on Wednesday and Thursday, has also arrested his friend Paul Bartel, an official said.

"I have nothing to do with drugs. I have prescription for the medicine which was found at my residence and the prescription has been handed over to NCB officials," Rampal told reporters.

"I am cooperating with the investigation and the NCB officials are doing a good job," the actor-turned-model said as he emerged out of the NCB's zonal office in south Mumbai around 6 pm.

Rampal, who was initially summoned by the central agency on Wednesday, arrived at the NCB's zonal office in Ballard Estate, South Mumbai, around 11.00 am.

The 47-year-old model-turned-actor was questioned in connection with a case related to alleged drug use in the Hindi film industry, the official said.

The NCB summoned Rampal and Demetriades after conducting a search at the actor's residence in suburban Bandra on Monday. The probe agency had seized electronic gadgets like laptops, mobile phones, and tablets during the search and also questioned Rampal's driver.

A day before the search at Rampal's house, the NCB had arrested Bollywood producer Firoz Nadiadwala's wife after ganja was allegedly found at their residence in suburban Juhu.

The NCB launched the probe into alleged drug use in Bollywood after the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput in June.

The central agency arrested Rajput's girlfriend, actor Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik and a few others under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.

Rhea and some other accused are currently out on bail.


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