Under various sections of NDPS, Rhea Chakraborty has been arrested in Mumbai by the Narcotics Control Bureau after three days of questioning in connection with drugs-related allegations in the Sushant Singh Rajput case. She will be taken for a medical test shortly.
The Narcotics Control Bureau had started its inquiries based on WhatsApp chats retrieved from Rhea Chakraborty’s phone, which revealed conversations around procuring drugs, allegedly for Sushant Singh Rajput. She was first summoned on Sunday. The 28-year-old actor, named as an accused in the CBI investigation into Sushant Singh Rajput’s death on June 14, had earlier denied consuming drugs.
Rhea Chakraborty was questioned for several hours along with her brother on Monday. Her brother Showik Chakraborty was arrested last week where she tried being evasive to certian questions. Sources now report that she has admitted to organizing drugs for Sushant Singh Rajput and also consuming them at times, during her questioning.
The Narcotics Control Bureau claims to have evidence linking Showik Chakraborty and Samuel Miranda (Sushant Rajput’s house manager) to the purchase of marijuana. The bureau also confirms that Dipesh Sawant (a member of Mr Rajput’s domestic staff) collected and delivered a total of 165 grams of marijuana between March and June – on orders from Rhea and Showik Chakraborty. Sawant also told the investigators he saw Mr Rajput smoke marijuana in September 2018.
She is currently being is investigated by three central agencies over allegations by Sushant Singh Rajput’s family that she exploited the actor for money, mentally harassed him and had a role in his death. It is likely that she will be produced before a magistrate through video-conferencing for remand in the evening. Reportedly, she will now be procured before the court, along with three other arrested accused. The NCB is likely to file a plea before the court seeking that they need to keep all four in police remand for further questioning. Possibly she will be confronted with others in days to come and will be taken to places for recovery if any. Reportedly, to break cartel her custodial interrogation is needed.
Mumbai Police registered a case of abetment to suicide against two of Sushant Rajput’s sisters and others, based on a complaint by Rhea Chakraborty last night. She had accused them of making “bogus medical prescription” to enable the actor to access anxiety medication that cannot legally be prescribed on WhatsApp. The case has been transferred to the CBI for further investigation. Today, in a press conference, SSR’s family lawyer Vikas Singh called Rhea’s FIR baseless and said that Bandra Police Station seems to be Rhea’s second home and she runs to it whenever she feels like. Singh also alleged that Mumbai police, in general, is favouring Rhea and said the fresh FIR is a “contempt to Supreme Court”.
Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey said: “Rhea Chakraborty is totally exposed in the sense that she had connection with drug peddlers. This has been established, that is why she has been arrested. Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) must have found evidence against her.” said in his conversation with the media.