Now, we have learned that the NCB has not given Arjun Rampal a clean chit. Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede said, “The investigation is on in Arjun Rampal case we have not given him a clean chit.”
When asked if the prescription of the scheduled drug was forged, Wankhede said, “We have found a discrepancy in the statements given to us and therefore examining it. And if the need arises we will call him again.”
Arjun Rampal was summoned for the second time in a month by the central drug agency. Rampal, 47, was summoned last week, but he had written to the NCB seeking time till December 22, citing some ‘personal’ commitments.
Earlier, NCB had raided Arjun’s residence and seized electronic gadgets besides some (medical) tablets. Later, the actor had told the media that he has handed over a medical prescription of a particular painkiller which the NCB took up for prescription.
Apart from Arjun, the NCB has questioned his girlfriend Gabriella Demetriades and her brother Agisialos Demetriades, who was arrested and later secured bail. Also, another of Rampal’s friends, Australian Paul Bartel, was arrested last month.