Mumbai | Jagran News Desk: Bollywood actress Ananya Panday won't appear before the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Monday due to "personal commitments" and has asked the central agency to issue a fresh summon for another date. Her request has been accepted by the agency, reported news agency ANI quoting sources.

"Actor Ananya Panday is not appearing before NCB today in the ongoing drugs case. She has requested NCB for a further date due to personal commitments. NCB has accepted her request; to issue her fresh summons for another date," ANI quoted NCB sources as saying.

Ananya and her father Chunky Panday were questioned by the NCB on Thursday four two hours. On Friday, they were grilled for four hours again. NCB sources, quoted by news agency ANI, have said that Ananya allegedly supplied drugs to Shah Rukh Khan's 23-year-old son Aryan.

However, Ananya, a new entrant in Bollywood who made her debut in 2019, had denied the charges levelled against him and said that she has never consumed drugs.

"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 denied the supply related talks in the chat conversation and told the NCB officials that she has never consumed or supplied drugs".

The NCB is probing the cruise ship drugs case, in which Aryan (23) has been arrested along with 19 others. Aryan is in jail under judicial custody and his bail plea will be heard by the Bombay High Court on October 26. The NCB has also seized Ananya's laptop and mobile phone on Thursday.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma