Ananya’s suspicious financial transactions are being investigated by NCB

Web Desk BOL News

23rd Oct, 2021. 05:14 pm
Aryan Ananya

Officials from the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) announced on Saturday that they had summoned actor Ananya Panday for questioning in connection with her WhatsApp conversations with Aryan Khan and some suspicious financial transactions. Panday was interrogated on Thursday and Friday.

On Monday, October 25, she has been summoned to appear in court for questioning in the ongoing cruise drugs case. “She has been summoned for questioning again on Monday morning,” NCB Deputy Director General Ashok Mutha Jain told the media.

During the questioning on Thursday, the actor allegedly denied the allegations of drug dealing. According to NCB sources, Ananya denied supplying drugs to Aryan Khan, the accused in the case and stated that she has never consumed drugs. “The chats recovered from Aryan Khan’s phone reveal that in 2018-19, she helped supply drugs to Aryan thrice by providing him with drug dealer numbers,” NCB sources told.

Ananya was summoned at 11 a.m. on Friday, but she did not arrive until around 2 p.m. with her father, Chunky Panday. According to reports, NCB Mumbai zonal director Sameer Wankhede chastised her for the delay.

“You were asked to come at 11.00 am and you are arriving now. Officers are not sitting here, waiting for just you….. This is not your production house, this is the office of a central agency. Come at the time you are called at,” sources quoted Wankhede as saying this.

The NCB is investigating the cruise ship drugs case in which Aryan Khan and 19 others were arrested. Aryan Khan is currently being held in judicial custody, and his bail application will be heard by the Bombay High Court on October 26. The NCB is believed to have discovered some WhatsApp conversations between Khan and Panday during the investigation. On Thursday, the NCB seized Ananya Panday’s laptop and mobile phone.