Narcotics cell begins probe into Kangana Ranaut’s ‘drug links’

MUMBAI: The Anti-Narcotics Cell of Mumbai Police on Friday started a probe into actor Kangana Ranaut’s alleged drug links, reports Ahmed Ali.

On Tuesday, Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh had said cops would probe allegations that Ranaut took drugs. She tweeted Friday: “I am more than happy to oblige… please do my drug tests, investigate my call records if you find any links to drug peddlers ever. I will accept my mistake and leave Mumbai forever. Looking forward to meet you.”

Anil Deshmukh had said it had been brought to his notice that actor Shekhar Suman’s son Adhyayan Suman, who was in a relationship with Ranaut, had in a 2016 interview claimed she consumed drugs and even forced him to take it.

Joint police chief (crime) Milind Bharambe, who held a meeting with ANC officers, said on Friday: “Today, we have received the order from the home minister for the probe. We are looking into it.” Sources said the ANC will analyse the video interview and then record Adhyayan’s statement. “We will analyse it and then summon Kangana for questioning,” said an officer, adding as the interview is four years old, it could be difficult to establish it.