Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal wasquestioned by the Narcotics Management Bureau (NCB) in a drug- probe for round seven hours on Friday. The NCB, which questioned Rampal’s companion GabriellaDemetriades on Wednesday and Thursday, has additionally arrested his buddy Paul Bartel, an official of the central company mentioned.
“I’ve nothing to do with medicine. I’ve prescription for the drugs which was discovered at my residence and the prescription has been handed over to NCB officers,” Rampal advised reporters.
“I’m cooperating with the investigation and the NCB officers are doing job,” the actor-turned-model mentioned as he emerged out of the NCB’s zonal workplace in south Mumbai round 6 pm.
He had reached the workplace in Ballard Property at 11 within the morning. Rampal, 47, had been summoned within the case associated to alleged drug use within the Hindi movie trade, the NCB official mentioned.
His buddy Paul Bartel, a international nationwide, was arrested on Thursday following interrogation, the official added.
The NCB summoned Rampal and his companion Demetriades after conducting a search on the actor’s residence in suburban Bandra on Monday. The company had seized digital devices similar to laptops, cellphones and tablets through the search and in addition questioned Rampal’s driver.
A day earlier than the search at Rampal’s home, the NCB arrested Bollywood producer Firoz Nadiadwala’s spouse after ganja (hashish) was allegedly discovered at their residence in suburban Juhu.
She was later granted bail by a metropolis court docket. The NCB launched the probe into alleged drug use in Bollywood after the dying of actor Sushant Singh Rajput in June.
It arrested Rajput’s girlfriend, actor Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik and some others underneath the Narcotic Medicine and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. Rhea and another accused are at the moment out on bail.