New Delhi: In a recent development, it has been learnt that the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has summoned superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s manager Pooja Dadlani on October 27, 2021. She will be quizzed by the anti-drug agency today in relation to the ongoing cruise party drugs case.
While opposing Aryan Khan’s bail in the Bombay High Court on Tuesday, the NCB alleged that the 23-year-old was not just a consumer of drugs but also involved in illicit drug trafficking.
The agency also claimed that Aryan Khan and a woman named Pooja Dadlani, Shah Rukh Khan’s manager, were tampering with the evidence and witnesses in the case in an attempt to derail the investigation.
On the other side, Aryan Khan’s advocates submitted to the HC an additional note, stating that he has nothing to do with the allegations and counter-allegations that are being circulated between the NCB’s zonal director Sameer Wankhede and certain political personalities.
The NCB on Tuesday filed its affidavit in response to the bail plea filed by Aryan Khan in the HC.
The anti-drugs agency in its affidavit said attempts are being made to tamper with the ongoing investigation with a malafide intention to derail the probe into the case.
“This is evident from the contents of a purported affidavit of one Prabhakar Sail,” the agency said, referring to the allegations of extortion attempt made by Sail, an independent witness in the case.
The affidavit also referred to Pooja Dadlani and said “this lady appears to have influenced panch witnesses when the investigation is ongoing”.
The NCB said the bail plea was “misconceived and ill-conceived”.