Mumbai, September 5
The medicine case linked to the demise of actor Sushant Singh Rajput has given the NCB an “inkling” of the narcotics community and penetration in Bollywood, a senior officer of the federal company stated on Saturday.
Narcotics Control Bureau’s (NCB) Deputy Director General of the south-west area, Mutha Ashok Jain, advised reporters outdoors his workplace within the Ballard Estate space that the company will take this probe to its “logical conclusion”.
The company has arrested 5 folks until now on this case together with Showik Chakraborty, the brother of essential accused and Rajput’s live-in associate Rhea Chakraborty, and the late actor’s home supervisor Samuel Miranda.
Jain stated whereas the NCB’s mandate is to “look for the big fish” and probe worldwide and inter-state medicine transactions, it can “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 stated when requested if the company has proof on the medicine nexus in Bollywood or Hindi film trade.
The NCB, whereas in search of remand of one of many accused on this case two days in the past, had advised a court docket right here that it was wanting into “the drug citadel in Mumbai, especially Bollywood” on this case.
Jain additionally stated that they are going to be “asking” Rhea to hitch probe as that’s the “logical progression” within the case.
“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 clarity as to who did what,” he stated.
He stated the company is shifting ahead within the case with “solid steps” (‘thok baja ke’) and whosoever discovered accountable shall be referred to as for questioning.
Asked if the company will speak to actor Kangana Ranaut about her latest claims of drug abuse in Bollywood circles, Jain stated that “she has no direct connection with this case till now.” “If she (Kangana) shares something, we will see its relevance,” he stated.
Jain advised the media that he is not going to “speculate” on who shall be arrested subsequent and stated he additionally can not “discuss evidence” with them that has been obtained by the company within the case until now. The NCB is probing the narcotics and banned medicine angle on this case below legal sections of the NDPS Act after the ED shared with it a report following the cloning of two cell phones of Rhea.
According to officers, the cell phone chats and messages indicated procurement, transportation and consumption of medicine and these leads had been shared by the ED with the NCB and the CBI.
The NCB is known to have obtained the cellphone information of different accused within the case too.
Rajput was discovered lifeless at his flat in suburban Bandra space on June 14. PTI