Coerced To "Implicate Karan Johar": Arrested Film Executive Kshitij Prasad On Drugs Case

Coerced To "Implicate Karan Johar": Arrested Film Executive Kshitij Prasad On Drugs Case

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September 28, 2020

Film executive Kshitij Prasad, who was arrested last week by the Narcotics Control Bureau in a widening drugs probe linked to Sushant Singh Rajput death, was "harassed and blackmailed" by the officers of the anti-drugs probe agency, his lawyer Satish Maneshinde told a Mumbai court on Sunday. Mr Prasad was "forced to falsely implicate" filmmaker Karan Johar and his other top executives, the lawyer underlined. "NCB officers said they would let me off if I implicated either Karan Johar, Somel Mishra, Rakhi, Apoorva, Neeraj or Rahil," the lawyer quoted him as saying in the court. The investigating officers "asked me to falsely allege that they consumed drugs," he said. "I refused to comply with this despite the pressure being mounted on me as I did not know any of these people personally... and I did not wish to falsely implicate anyone," Prasad was quoted as saying.

New Delhi, 28 September 2020

As per news report of NDTV, one of the investigating officers - Sameer Wankhede - has been named in the lawyer's statement. "Sameer Wankhede told him (Kshitij Prasad) that since he did not want to cooperate, he would teach him a lesson and made him sit on the floor next to his chair. Sameer Wankhede then put the shoe of his foot near Kshitij's face and proclaimed that this was his true aukad (status)," the lawyer told the court, adding that other officers around "laughed at this plight".

Source -NDTV


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