On Saturday, Dharma Production’s former employee Kshitij Prasad got arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau. The agency had conducted a raid at Kshitij’s residence in Versova on Friday and escorted him from there to the NCB’s office for his interrogation.
On Sunday, Kshitij was produced before the court via video conferencing and the court sent him under custody till October 3. During the hearing, Kshitij Prasad made some allegations of misconduct against the NCB claiming that he was pressurized to falsely implicate Karan Johar and other executives from Karan’s Production house in the drug case. He also alleged that he was physically tortured by the NCB officials.
Responding to Kshitij’s claims, as per reports, the NCB clearly stated that there has been no physical torture or harassment. The agency also cleared up that Kshitij’s family and lawyers were informed as per the procedure and he was allowed to meet his father-in-law and wife.
The court also observed in its order of September 27 that no physical torture has been given to Kshitij. The press release of the court’s order also stated the same and further added that why NCB wanted Kshitij’s custody was because he didn’t co-operate during the interrogation and his answers were evasive.