Sara Ali Khan, Rakul Preet Singh have reportedly been named in the drug probe by NCB linked to Sushant's death Credit: Twitter image (@modi_2_)

B-town celebs Sarah Ali Khan, Simone Khambatta, and Rakul Preet Singh will be summoned this week for questioning with regards to the alleged drug link related to the death case of Sushant Singh Rajput by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB).

According to reports, their names came up during the interrogation of Rhea Chakraborty who was arrested on September 9 on the charges of procuring drugs for her late partner Rajput. The actor is currently in Byculla women’s jail and had named a few Bollywood celebrities during the investigation as stated by the NCB.

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The agency has arrested at least 18 persons including Rhea’s brother Show so far. Meanwhile, the agency will summon the three named under Section 67 of The Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985.

She, however, had retracted her statement later. Also, a special NDPS court had on September 11 rejected bail pleas filed by Rhea and her brother Showik.

Additionally, even though NCB’s deputy director KPS Malhotra stated that the names were said by Rhea, the context in which their names were taken is not clear yet. According to him, their roles can’t be given right now.

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Rakul Preet Singh has also filed a petition in the Delhi High Court against media trials. According to her plea Sushant’s partner, Rhea had already retracted her statement and yet the media reports were connecting her to the case. She added that I&B ministry guidelines prohibit media from running hate campaigns. She said that TV channels were showing her “morphed pictures and photos from film sets to paint a narrative”, to hound her, and link her to some sort of a drug gang.

As of now, Rajput’s death case is being investigated by the NCB, CBI, and ED.

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