Rhea’s brother in NCB custody


Mumbai, September 5

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), which on Saturday obtained the custody of Rhea Chakraborty’s brother Showik within the medicine case linked to the probe into actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s loss of life, mentioned it had obtained “inkling” of the narcotics community and penetration in Bollywood.

Showik “dealt in drugs with many others”, the NCB informed a courtroom right here because it obtained his custody together with that of Rajput’s home supervisor Samuel Miranda until September 9.

NCB Deputy Director General of the south-west area Mutha Ashok Jain informed mediapersons that whereas the company’s mandate is to “look for the big fish” and probe worldwide and interstate medicine transactions, it’s going to “not shirk its responsibility” now that it’s getting details about this alleged medicine nexus.

“Normally this is not part of our mandate, but now that we are getting information… This case has given us an inkling of the network and the extent of the penetration,” he mentioned.

“The whole idea of taking custody remand (of Showik and Miranda) is to make people confront each other to clarify their individual role. So, yes we will be asking her (Rhea) to join investigation and may be some other people because we also need a clarity as to who did what,” Jain added.

Showik and Miranda have been arrested on Friday evening by the NCB beneath the NDPS Act after questioning them for 10 hours.

The NCB produced them in a courtroom right here on Saturday.

Seeking their custody, it mentioned Showik must be confronted with Rajput’s private employees Dipesh Sawant, and Rhea who’s the principle accused within the actor’s loss of life case. Meanwhile, a CBI group visited Rajput’s Bandra flat once more on Saturday as a part of its investigation into the suicide case. — PTI



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