On Tuesday, Actor Rhea Chakraborty was arrested by the NCB due to the connection with drugs-related allegations in the Sushant Singh Rajput case. She was further sent to judicial custody and asked to go to a sessions court for bail. She is likely to do so today.
Rhea dated Sushant Singh Rajput in his final months, has been charged with organizing drugs for the Bollywood star after three days of questioning. She “is an active member of the drug syndicate connected with drug supplies,” the Narcotics Control Bureau(NCB) said in its court documents.
If she found guilty, the court can sentence her for up to 10 years in jail, but nothing is confirmed yet.
“We have evidence against Rhea, which is why she is arrested. There is no need for custody,” said Mutha Ashok Jain, a senior official of the Narcotics Control Bureau. He admitted that no drugs had been found on her.
As per the sources, Rhea Chakraborty broke down when confronted with her brother Showik Chakraborty, who was arrested last week. Documents submitted in court say Rhea Chakraborty “procured drugs for Sushant Singh Rajput and used to manage finance for drug procurement with him”.
Meanwhile, the anti-drugs agency launched its inquiries based on WhatsApp chats retrieved from Rhea Chakraborty’s phone, which revealed alleged conversations around procuring drugs.
Rhea Chakraborty is also being investigated by the CBI and Enforcement Directorate 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