Mumbai, September 6
Actress Rhea Chakraborty on Sunday appeared earlier than the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) right here for questioning 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 midday.
She was escorted by police personnel.
The company has stated it needs to query Rhea, the primary accused within the demise case, to take the probe ahead within the case.
A workforce of the company had early morning visited her residence to serve summons to her for becoming a member of the probe, officers stated.
A workforce led by NCB joint director Sameer Wankhede had visited Rhea’s home positioned in Santa Cruz (west) space accompanied by native police and a few ladies personnel.
The workforce left after visiting her flat.
The company has stated it additionally needs to confront Rhea with Showik, Miranda and Sawant with the intention to verify their roles on this alleged drug racket after it obtained cell phone chat data and different digital information that urged some banned medication have been allegedly being procured by these folks.
Rhea, in interviews given to a number of TV information channels, has stated that she has by no means consumed medication herself.
She had, nevertheless, claimed that the late actor used to devour marijuana.
The NCB, during the last two days, has arrested her youthful brother Showik Chakraborty (24), Rajput’s home supervisor Samuel Miranda (33) and Dipesh Sawant, a member of the actor’s employees, on this case.
It is claimed that Miranda advised NCB investigators that he used to acquire bud or curated marijuana for the late actor’s family.
Sawant was arrested on Saturday and he’s anticipated to be produced by the company earlier than a neighborhood courtroom on Sunday for in search of his custody.
A complete of eight folks have been arrested until now by the NCB with six being straight linked to this probe whereas two have been arrested by it when the probe was launched beneath 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 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, they’d stated, used to allegedly procure medication from them on the purported directions of Showik, company officers stated.
Both Lakhani and Arora have been granted bail. The NCB had stated it recovered 59 grams of hashish from them.
The NCB, whereas in search of remand of one of many accused on this case a number of days again, had advised a neighborhood courtroom that it was trying 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 advised 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 cellphones of Rhea.
Rajput was discovered lifeless at his flat in suburban Bandra space on June 14. –PTI