Gabriella Demetriades at NCB office.
Gabriella Demetriades at NCB office.
Bhushan Koyande

Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal’s girlfriend Gabriella Demetriades was questioned by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Wednesday.

“Demetriades has been summoned again on Thursday, as her statements did not conclude,” said a source privy to the investigation. Rampal, who was to be questioned by the agency on Thursday, has been called to appear before the agency on Friday, sources said.

Demetriades reached NCB’s Ballard Estate office on Wednesday morning and was questioned till evening. She is being probed to ascertain any links with her brother Agisilaos Demetriades, a South African national arrested by the NCB in connection with the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Others arrested include actor Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik and several more, linked to alleged peddling of banned narcotics substances.

The NCB, on Monday morning, conducted searches at the premises of Rampal’s Bandra flat and seized electronic gadgets and medicines, which come under The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS Act). The agency is investigating the purpose of keeping the medicines, sources said. The NCB has been investigating if there was any consumption, procurement, usage and transportation of banned substances.

Rampal will be probed by the agency on the basis of their investigations based on the arrest of Agisilaos, the first foreigner to be arrested in the case. NCB has alleged that Agisilaos is part of the drug syndicate and has been in touch with the other accused arrested in the Rajput case. On the basis of the information, a room at a resort in Lonavala had been searched, where Agisilaos was staying with his fiance, and 0.8 grams of small, round, black sticky substance, purportedly charas, was found. Searches at his Khar residence had led to the seizure of a strip of Alprazolam tablets.

(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

Free Press Journal