Mumbai, September 26
The Narcotics Management Bureau (NCB) on Saturday arrested Dharma Productions’ government producer Kshitij Ravi Prasad after questioning in a medicine case linked to Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s loss of life, an official mentioned.
Prasad was picked up by a group of NCB sleuths, led by its zonal director Sameer Wankhede, from his residence in suburban Versova on Friday.
He was questioned on the Ballard Property workplace of the NCB, the official mentioned.
“After his arrest on Saturday, he was taken for medical exams, together with for COVID-19, at hospital,” the official added.
Prasad’s title cropped up through the NCB’s wider probe.
On Friday, NCB had additionally questioned Dharma Productions’ Anubhav Chopra in relation with the drug-nexus within the Hindi movie trade.
In a press release issued on Friday, director-producer Karan Johar mentioned Prasad had joined Dharmatic Leisure, sister concern of Dharma Productions, in November 2019 as one of many government producers on a contract foundation for a mission, which finally didn’t materialise.
Johar added that Chopra was briefly related along with his banner as an assistant director and labored solely on two initiatives.
“He was briefly related to us for under two months within the capability of 2nd assistant director for a movie, between November 2011 and January 2012 and as assistant director for the quick movie in January 2013. He has thereafter by no means been related to Dharma Productions for every other mission,” the director had mentioned. PTI