Kshitij Prasad alleges NCB forced him to implicate Karan Johar; Agency says probe carried in professional way

Kshitij Prasad has been taken into custody by NCB till October 3, 2020. Here's what Prasad and lawyer Satish Maneshinde have to say about the same.
Kshitij Prasad alleges NCB forced him to name Karan JoharKshitij Prasad alleges NCB forced him to implicate Karan Johar; Agency says probe carried in professional way
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NCB recently arrested filmmaker in connection with the ongoing drug case. Reportedly, the agency has remanded his custody till October 3, 2020. However, the ex-employee of Karan Johar’s production house stated before the court on Sunday that the officials forced him to falsely implicate Johar and the rest of the executives of the company. However, Mutha Ashok Jain, Deputy DG Jain of NCB (South West) has denied these allegations made against the central agency by Prasad. 

He has further added that the agency has carried out the investigation in a professional manner. In a statement issued by the agency, they have called Kshitij's allegations as mischievous and untrue. The statement read as, "Narcotics Control Bureau, Mumbai Zonal Unit arrested Kshitij Ravi Prasad in NCB crime no. 16/2020 as some incriminating evidences were recovered from him. When the involvement of Mr Kshitij in offences under the NDPS Act was revealed, he was placed under arrest after following due process of law. His lawyer and his family (mother) were informed as per procedure.  He was also allowed to meet his father in law and his wife at MZU office. As Mr Kshitij was not cooperating with the investigation, this fact was brought to the notice of the Hon’ble Court with a request to grant NCB custody on 27.09.2020 when he was produced for remand after a medical check-up. Hon’ble Court was kind enough to grant NCB custody up to 03.10.2020 after listening to arguments from both sides."

"Hon’ble court has observed in its order dated 27.09.2020 that no physical ill-treatment has been given to accused. The observation of court is reproduced below “From the submission of the accused it reveals that, no physical ill-treatment was given to him during the course of his custody with the NCB authority. Furthermore, he has no complaint about physical ill-treatment”. Narcotics Control Bureau reiterates that the allegations circulating in the news item are baseless and devoid of any truth."

Meanwhile, Prasad, who was associated with Dharmatic Entertainment for a brief period, appeared before the court on Sunday through a video conference. On the other hand, lawyer Satish Maneshinde reportedly informed the court that the former was blackmailed and harassed. He also added that Prasad alleged his statement was not recorded as per narration. Moreover, false claims were allegedly added despite his protests. 

Not only that but Maneshinde has also claimed that the NCB officials did not inform Kshitij Prasad about his arrest and did not let him speak to his lawyer. According to the former, they informed Prasad that he would have to stay at the NCB office overnight as his statement was not completed yet. For the unversed, his statement was recorded by Sameer Wankhede, In Charge of NCB (Mumbai). Maneshinde further adds that Wankhede allegedly told Prasad that they would let him off if he implicates Karan Johar. According to the former, he refused to do so as he knew no one personally there. However, Deputy DG Jain has termed the allegations as untrue. 

Also Read: NCB gets Kshitij Ravi Prasad's custody till 3 October in drug case, producer says he's being 'framed'

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Anonymous 3 weeks ago

How is it possible for rhea to afford such an expensive attorney charging Rs10 lakh per day when she is only worth Rs 10 lakh

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Well if he's been forced to talk he could only do one thing say the truth he was probably lying so they forced him to speak the truth Karen is a drug lord most people know it

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

CBI has not arrested a single person so far. ED has found no proof of money laundering by Rhea & her family. NCB recovered 59 grams of weed & 5 grams of hash from one of the peddlers & a burnt roll joint believed to be remains of smoked ganja from Khitij Prasad's house. A sadhu’s chillum holds more marijuana than what is recovered so far. But who cares? Bihar elections are more important. Doesn't matter if some people's lives, an industry & credibility of the top investigative agencies is destroyed in the process. As long as Indians can be kept diverted, this farce will continue.

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

CBI get paid off from drug lords no doubt about it

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

I don’t think this is happening at the behest of Kangana alone. It’s a stunt to take away attention from critical issues that the country is facing. Why else would the authorities try so hard to implicate KJ? The public opinion is against him and the masses would like nothing more to see him get ‘punished’ and justice served. Fighting bullies like KJ would be setting up competitive film houses, not wrongly implicating him in a drugs case. What Kangana did was correct in terms of setting up her own production house.. that’s the right way to go. PV, please post.

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Same expensive lawyer as Rhea ... whatever happened to conflict of interest. And I guess the lawyer will be alleging coercion as a defence for all of his clients.

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Stop derailing credibility of those institutions, you fool. I am sure they would have recorded your investigations and probably are not revealing to protect YOUR privacy. Dont use that loophole and blabber what you want to press. This is not Koffee with Karan show.

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

It is really idiotic statement. The drugs already recovered from his house. We are sure no one forced him to implicate anyone. Every accused person will do same to Get rid off the case.

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

They recovered a cigarette butt from his balcony. There's no proof that it's a joint. Also, people being falsely implicated in cases is not a new thing. Surely you're not so naive to believe in the sanctity of these agencies?

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

How come NCB has so much power? I thought people are innocent until proven guilty. India is becoming another Taliban. May be we have to thank God they did not start stoning people yet

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

here is the 5 rupee paid Bullywood mafia PR trying to malign India. chal bhaag!

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Chup oye, termite, go help malala.

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Is it? How come you know the accused were forced. Stop commenting as all guilty use to lie to Get rid off punishments.

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Looks like the Go Goa Gone script after they all went there for "detox".

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Statements recorded by NCB / Police have no value in Court of law because most of the time it is obtained by coercion, threat and torture. Parties will simple withdraw it in court. What’s happening now is that the NCB is behaving like cowboys. They are having Fun and getting free publicity for 50-60 gms of seizure, photo ops with girls and maybe even huge settlements behind the scenes. Film industry has lots of money and a hen laying golden egg. The big guys and peddlers dealing with tons of narcotics will never be called or caught. It’s all settled.

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

How disgusting. Truly the death of democracy.

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Now drugee will sing a same song I never took.... and there advocates will sing they are under pressure...

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

SSR was going to tell the truth, is why he was tortured and murdered.

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

No, he was a drug addict too. Just get over it. Almost entire Bollywood is drug addict. Don't support SSR blindly. He was a drug addict but that doesn't give anyone right to murder him. That's why justice must be served if he is murdered even though he was drug addict.

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Looks like Satish Maneshinde is going to be very very busy for the next few years. Clients lining up.

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Wow high profile lawyer for this guy too he is speaking ? Why ? So rattled ??

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

For all those people calling Ssr a drug addict on the basis of Rhea, Shradda and Sara creditablity I would like to bring to your attention that Ssr viscera report which is a toxicology report came out clear... Which means there was no traces of drugs found. Even his post mortum was all clear.shrsfs was implemented in a drug scandal some years back. Even her brother was involved in a drug scandal... As for Sara I have no words for her... After spending alone time in his house and going on a holiday.... They are all preditors

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Angrezi toh seekh le bhai.

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

General toxicology reports do not test for marijuana. They would have to specifically conduct a toxicology test to detect marijuana in the body.

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Imagine the lies being fabricated about Ssr who can't even defend himself

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