Mumbai, September 6
Actress Rhea Chakraborty was on Sunday questioned for about six hours by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) within the medication case linked to the demise of her live-in associate and actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
The 28-year-old arrived on the company’s workplace within the Ballard Estate space at 12 midday and left shortly after 6 PM.
She was escorted by police personnel.
Officials mentioned she has been requested to seem once more on Monday for questioning and recording of her assertion like at this time.
A group of the company had early morning visited her residence to serve summons to her for becoming a member of the probe.
A group led by NCB joint director Sameer Wankhede had visited Rhea’s home situated in Santa Cruz (west) space accompanied by native police and a few girls personnel.
The group left after visiting her flat.
The company has mentioned it additionally desires to confront Rhea along with her youthful brother Showik Chakraborty (24), Rajput’s home supervisor Samuel Miranda (33) and his home staffer Dipesh Sawant in an effort to verify their particular person roles on this alleged drug racket after it obtained cell phone chat information and different digital knowledge that recommended some banned medication have been allegedly procured by these individuals.
The NCB has, during the last two days, arrested these three males on this case.
Officials mentioned the actor was questioned on these strains on Sunday.
Rhea, in interviews given to a number of TV information channels, has mentioned that she has by no means consumed medication herself.
She had, nonetheless, claimed that the late actor used to devour marijuana.
It is claimed that Miranda instructed NCB investigators that he used to acquire bud or curated marijuana for the late actor’s family.
A complete of eight individuals have been arrested until now by the NCB with six being instantly linked to this probe whereas two have been arrested by it when the probe was launched underneath legal sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.
When the probe within the case started, the company had arrested two males, Abbas Lakhani and Karan Arora, for alleged drug peddling and officers have claimed that by way of them they reached Zaid Vilatra and Abdel Basit Parihar who’re allegedly linked to this medication case as they have been in contact with Miranda.
Miranda, that they had mentioned, used to allegedly procure medication from them on the purported directions of Showik, company officers mentioned.
Both Lakhani and Arora have been granted bail. The NCB had mentioned it recovered 59 grams of hashish from them.
The NCB, whereas looking for remand of one of many accused on this case just a few days again, had instructed a neighborhood courtroom that it was wanting into “the drug citadel in Mumbai, and especially Bollywood” on this probe.
This case has given the NCB an “inkling” into the narcotics community and its penetration in Bollywood or Hindi film trade, NCB Deputy Director General Mutha Ashok Jain instructed reporters on Saturday.
Various angles surrounding the demise of the 34-year-old actor are being probed by three federal companies, together with the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
The NCB initiated a drug angle probe on this case after the ED shared with it a report following the cloning of two cell phones of Rhea.
Rajput was discovered useless at his flat within the suburban Bandra space on June 14. PTI