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On actor Rakulpreet's plea linked to drug case, Delhi HC serves notice to Centre, Prasar Bharati, NBA

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 17 September 2020, 15:16 IST

The Delhi High Court on Thursday served notice to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Prasar Bhariti, News Broadcasters Association (NBA) and Press Council of India (PCI) after actor Rakul Preet Singh moved court alleging ‘media trial’ over reports she was named by fRhea Chakraborty as among those within the film industry who consume drugs.

The Delhi High Court’s action came as the actor filed a plea presenting that media reports were being run in contravention with the I&B ministry’s guidelines.


Currently, Rhea Chakraborty is being probed by many central agencies, including the CBI, ED and Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) for her alleged role in the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

Following, Rhea’s incarceration by the NCB, reports had come out that during questioning, she had named actors Rakul Preet Singh, Sara Ali Khan and fashion designer Simone Khambatta, among others, as drug consumers.

Furthermore, reports claimed that the anti-drugs agency had prepared a list of 25 names from the industry who would be summoned for questioning.

However, NCB deputy director KPS Malhotra clarified that no Bollywood names have been listed to be summoned.

“We have not prepared any Bollywood list. The list earlier prepared was of peddlers and traffickers. It’s getting confused with Bollywood. The names have not been zeroed upon,” Free Press Journal quoted the officer as saying.

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First published: 17 September 2020, 14:47 IST
 
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