Sushant Singh Rajput case: NCB nabs one other suspect

Mumbai, September 3

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) is questioning one other particular person, suspected to be a drug trafficker, in reference to the medicine trafficking case linked to the case of actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s dying, officers stated on Thursday.

The man whose identification has not been revealed is allegedly linked to Basit Parihar who has been arrested by the federal anti-narcotics company on this case.

The NCB has arrested two folks on this probe until now, the opposite being Zaid Vilatra (21).

Zaid was produced earlier than an area court docket by the company on Thursday that despatched him to its custody until September 9.

Indian forex value Rs 9,55,750 and international forex (USD 2,081, 180 British Pounds, 15 dirhams), which the NCB claimed are “proceeds of drug peddling”, have been recovered from Zaid.

“Zaid disclosed that he runs an eatery in Bandra which was not giving any pecuniary gains since lockdown. He also disclosed that he is into drug peddling, especially bud, through which he used to earn a substantial amount of money,” the NCB had stated.

According to the NCB, the very best quality of bud is offered for about Rs 5,000 per gram.

Zaid got here underneath the scanner after the company arrested two folks — Abbas Lakhani and Karan Arora — in one other narcotics case on August 27-28 in Mumbai and recovered a bud consignment from them.

Lakhani had “linkages” with Zaid, the NCB claimed.

Bandra resident Parihar was arrested after interrogating Zaid. Parihar is learnt to have “links” with the narcotics case registered towards Rajput’s live-in associate Rhea Chakraborty, 28, and others.

Parihar is linked to an individual who in flip was allegedly reported to be that includes in chats recovered from the cell phone of Rhea and her brother Showik, they stated.

Rhea is the principle accused within the dying case of the 34-year-old actor that’s being probed by the NCB, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on cash laundering prices and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

The function of Rhea’s brother Showik and his purported hyperlinks with the folks nabbed by the NCB are underneath the scanner of the company and he and Rajput’s supervisor Samuel Miranda are anticipated to be summoned for questioning quickly, the officers stated.

Some extra drug peddlers based mostly in Maharashtra, Delhi and Goa are additionally underneath the company’s scanner, they stated.

The company filed a case underneath the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act after the ED shared with it a report following the cloning of two cell phones of Rhea.

According to the officers, the cell phone chats and messages indicated procurement, transportation and consumption of medicine and these leads have been shared by the ED with the NCB and the CBI.

The NCB is known to have obtained the telephone data of different accused within the case too.

Rajput was discovered lifeless at his duplex flat in Bandra on June 14. PTI

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