Kshitij Prasad, former govt producer of Dharmatic Entertainment arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in reference to the drugs case associated to the Sushant Singh Rajput loss of life case, on Monday approached a particular court right here for bail. Prasad was apprehended on September 26 by the NCB, which had beforehand additionally arrested Rajputs companion, actress Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik and several other others within the drugs case.
All had been booked beneath the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.
Rhea Chakraborty is presently out on bail.
Prasad, in his bail plea filed earlier than the particular court presiding over circumstances beneath the NDPS Act, alleged he has been implicated within the case by NCB officers after he refused to provide false statements towards Bollywood celebrities like director Karan Johar and others.
NCBs senior officer Sameer Wankhede informed Prasad throughout his questioning that he could be let off if he implicated Karan Johar or others from Dharma Productions and provides a press release that they devour drugs, the plea stated.
Prasad was briefly related to Dharmatic Entertainment, a sister concern of Johar”s Dharma Productions.
When Prasad refused, the NCB officers “humiliated and tormented” him for over two days, the bail petition alleged.
The drug regulation enforcement company had denied ill- treating Prasad in custody and termed allegations on this regard as “mischievous and completely untrue”.
“At the end of the two-day period, the applicant under threats from the officials signed a statement prepared by the NCB following which he was arrested, the plea said.
During the remand proceedings itself, the applicant retracted this statement and informed the magistrate about the manner in which it was recorded, it said.
The plea also pointed out that the Bombay High Court has granted bail to three of the accused Rhea Chakraborty, Samuel Miranda and Dipesh Sawant.
The bail plea is likely to be heard on October 14.