Mumbai | Jagran News Desk: Bollywood actress Ananya Panday and her father Chunky Panday will appear before the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) today at 11 am. The two were questioned by the anti-drugs agency on Thursday for around two hours after it allegedly came across WhatsApp chats during its investigation against Shah Rukh Khan's 23-year-old Aryan in connection with a drugs case.

Earlier in the day, the NCB had visited 22-year-old Ananya's residence in Bandra and summoned her to record her statement later in the afternoon. The anti-drugs agency, however, has not clarified about Ananya's role, if any, in the alleged drugs case.

Besides Ananya's residence, NCB teams also visited house of Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan in Bandra west. "The NCB Mumbai Zonal Unit officials visited 'Mannat', the residence of Aryan Khan in connection with the (Cr.94/21 case) for seeking certain material related to the investigation of the case from Shah Rukh Khan, by following due procedure of notice, etc.," NCB Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede was quoted as saying by news agency IANS.

Shah Rukh's 23-year-old son Aryan was arrested by the NCB on October 3 following a raid at an alleged rave party on a cruise ship off the Mumbai coast. The NCB has claimed that drugs, including charas, were recovered from Aryan and his friends.

Though the 23-year-old has filed a bail application, his plea has been rejected by the court. On Thursday, a special Mumbai court had also extended the judicial custody of Aryan till October 30.

Aryan now has moved to the Bombay High Court. The court has said that it would hear Aryan's bail application on October 26. "We asked the court that the matter should be heard by video conferencing but the judge refused," news agency ANI quoted Aryan's lawyer Satish Maneshinde as saying.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma