Ananya Panday, the
Bollywood actress summoned by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in connection
with Aryan Khan’s arrest in the cruise drugs case, denied allegations of either
supplying or using drugs during her questioning by the anti-narcotics bureau on

Panday, an up-and-coming
actor in Hindi films, is the daughter of yesteryear star Chunky Panday. The
23-year-old actress was summoned by the NCB on the basis of WhatsApp conversations
found on Aryan Khan’s phone. Aryan Khan, 23, is the eldest son of Bollywood
superstar Shah Rukh Khan.

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Aryan Khan was
arrested on October 3 after NCB sleuths raided a cruise off the Mumbai coast for
drugs. Khan was sent to judicial custody on October 8. The special court
hearing Aryan Khan’s bail plea has rejected the application and Khan has
approached the Bombay High Court for bail. The high court will hear Aryan’s
bail petition on October 26.

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During Ananya
Panday’s questioning on Friday, she was reportedly asked about chats that
appear to indicate that she helped Aryan Khan procure weed, news agency ANI
quoted NCB sources as saying.

“The chats
recovered from Aryan Khan’s mobile phone reveal that in the year 2018–19, she
helped supply drugs to Aryan thrice by providing him the numbers of drug
dealers,” NCB sources told ANI.

Ananya Panday is
said to have denied supply related conversation in the WhatsApp chats and told
the NCB that she never consumed or supplied the drugs, NCB sources said.

The Narcotics
Control Bureau raided Ananya Panday’s home on Thursday and seized her laptop
and mobile phone. She was then questioned for nearly two hours on Thursday and
again on Friday.

Meanwhile, Aryan
Khan continues to stay in judicial custody at Mumbai’s Arthur Road Jail. His
father, superstar Shah Rukh Khan, visited him on Thursday for the first time. Ananya
Panday is said to be a close friend of Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter and Aryan’s sister
Suhana Khan. They all share a common friends’ circle.