Dipesh Sawant, Cook of Sushant Singh Rajput, said to the Narcotics Control Bureau on Saturday that he saw Mr. Rajput smoke marijuana (ganja) in September 2018.
In an extensive “voluntary statement” given to the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Sawant also said that another man – whom he identified as Abbas Khalooi – “was preparing ganja or charas for Sushant sir and also smoke(d) with him”.
…” inform you that after two-three days of my joining in the month of September 2018 I saw him (Sushant Singh Rajput) smoke weed/ganja and charas. One day I asked Ashok bhai (Mr. Rajput’s cook) (if) Sushant sir smokes weed. He said yes…,” Sawant said in his statement. “… told (me) that Karan, I don’t know his full name, was first time serve ganja or charas for Sushant sir,” he added.
“During that period, I never brought ganja for Sushant sir, but one of my colleagues Rishikesh Pawar used to bring ganja for Sushant sir,” Sawant said.
Later on, the agency’s case hinges on the discovery of 59 grams of curated marijuana from two men identified as Abbas Lakhani and Karan Arora, and their alleged links to Sushant Singh.
However, despite the several repeated allegations involving Rhea Chakraborty, the only arrests in the case, so far, have come from the angle of drug possession. The NCB, which usually probes cases involving several kilograms of contraband, has also admitted that arrests over such small amounts of marijuana are uncommon.