Actress Rhea Chakraborty on Sunday appeared before the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) right here for questioning in the drugs case linked to the demise of her live-in accomplice and actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The 28-year-old arrived on the company’s workplace in the Ballard Estate space at 12 midday.She was escorted by police personnel.
The company has mentioned it needs to query Rhea, the principle accused in the demise case, to take the probe ahead in the case.
A staff of the company had early morning visited her dwelling to serve summons to her for becoming a member of the probe, officers mentioned.
A staff led by NCB joint director Sameer Wankhede had visited Rhea’s home positioned in Santa Cruz (west) space accompanied by native police and a few ladies personnel.
The staff left after visiting her flat.
The company has mentioned it additionally needs to confront Rhea with Showik, Miranda and Sawant in order to determine their particular person roles in this alleged drug racket after it obtained cell phone chat data and different digital knowledge that prompt some banned drugs have been allegedly being procured by these individuals.
Rhea, in interviews given to a number of TV information channels, has mentioned that she has by no means consumed drugs herself.
She had, nonetheless, claimed that the late actor used to eat marijuana.
The NCB, during the last two days, has arrested her youthful brother Showik Chakraborty (24), Rajput’s home supervisor Samuel Miranda (33) and Dipesh Sawant, a member of the actor’s private employees, in this case.
It is claimed that Miranda instructed NCB investigators that he used to acquire bud or curated marijuana for the late actor’s family. Sawant was arrested on Saturday and he’s anticipated to be produced by the company before a neighborhood court docket on Sunday for in search of his custody.
A complete of eight individuals have been arrested until now by the NCB with six being straight linked to this probe whereas two have been arrested by it when the probe was launched beneath felony sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.
When the probe in the case started, the company had arrested two males, Abbas Lakhani and Karan Arora, for alleged drug peddling and officers have claimed that by them they reached Zaid Vilatra and Abdel Basit Parihar who’re allegedly linked to this drugs case as they have been in contact with Miranda.
Miranda, they’d mentioned, used to allegedly procure drugs from them on the purported directions of Showik, company officers mentioned.
Both Lakhani and Arora have been granted bail. The NCB had mentioned it recovered 59 grams of hashish from them. The NCB, whereas in search of remand of one of many accused in this case few days again, had instructed a neighborhood court docket that it was trying into “the drug citadel in Mumbai, and especially Bollywood” in this probe.
This case has given the NCB an “inkling” into the narcotics community and its penetration in Bollywood or Hindi film trade, NCB Deputy Director General Mutha Ashok Jain instructed reporters on Saturday.
Various angles surrounding the demise of the 34-year-old actor are being probed by three federal businesses, together with the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
The NCB initiated a drug angle probe in this case after the ED shared with it a report following the cloning of two cell phones of Rhea.
Rajput was discovered useless at his flat in suburban Bandra space on June 14.