Executive producer Kshitij Prasad, who was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in the drugs case in connection with actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, submitted a plea before the NDPS court today retracting his confession statement.
Kshitij Prasad told the special judge Gurav that the NCB in Sushant Singh Rajput death case repeatedly harassed and coerced him to falsely implicate actors Ranbir Kapoor, Arjun Rampal and Dino Morea. Prasad was produced before the court today and sent to judicial custody until October 6. The court said that the police were given sufficient time to investigate the crime and there were no justifiable reasons to extend his police custody.
In his latest statement before the court, the accused said, “Subsequent to my earlier statement, I have been repeatedly harassed and coerced into falsely implicating Ranbir Kapoor, Dino Morea and Arjun Rampal in the present proceedings.
“Despite me repeatedly stating that I don’t said persons…and have no knowledge of allegations against them(sic),” Prasad stated.
He stated since he refused to write such false (statement mentioning Kapoor, Morea and Rampal) in his own handwriting, “the complainant (NCB) in Sushant Singh Rajput death case has been preparing various false statements as per their wishes and trying to coerce me into signing them”.
Prasad further stated he was being harassed “mentally, emotionally, and psychologically by the probe agency (sic)”.
According to the NCB, Prasad had procured drugs from another accused Karmjeet and his associates.