The Narcotics Control Bureau on Saturday arrested Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s domestic help Dipesh Sawant in a drug-related case, a part of the continued probe into the demise of the late actor. The NCB arrested Sawant on Saturday night following revelations made by Showik, the brother of Sushant’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty and Rajput’s home supervisor Samuel Miranda, who have been arrested on Friday night time. Earlier within the day, the NCB obtained custody of Showik and Miranda for 4 days, until September 9.
With this, the entire variety of individuals arrested on this case has risen to 6. The officers stated Dipesh Sawant, who was being questioned since morning, has been arrested beneath sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. A senior NCB officer had earlier stated that Sawant’s function was that of a “witness” within the case, they stated.
KPS Malhotra, Deputy Director, Narcotics Control Bureau stated, “Dipesh Sawant has been arrested. He will be produced before the concerned court at Esplanate Court at 11 am. In ongoing investigation, 7 persons arrested & 3 (Showik Chakraborty, Samuel Miranda & Zaid) are on NCB remand. Dipesh Sawant arrested by NCB for his role in procuring & handling of drugs. He has been arrested based on statements & digital evidence. He will be produced before court tomorrow at 11 am. Cross-examination of arrested people underway.”
The federal anti-narcotics company had on Friday arrested Showik Chakraborty (24), the brother of most important accused on this case Rhea Chakraborty, and Samuel Miranda, Rajput’s home supervisor.
Various angles surrounding the demise of the 34-year-old actor are being probed by three federal companies, together with the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
The company is probing the drug angle on this case beneath felony sections of the NDPS Act after the ED shared with it a report following the cloning of two cell phones of Rhea.
The NCB has stated it’s wanting into “the drug citadel in Mumbai, and especially Bollywood” on this case.
Rajput was discovered lifeless at his flat in suburban Bandra space on June 14.
-With PTI inputs
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