Sushant Singh Rajput Case: Rhea Chakraborty arrested, says NCB
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Tuesday arrested Rhea Chakraborty for procuring and consuming drugs. The arrest comes after three days of questioning in connection with drugs-related allegations in the Sushant Singh Rajput case. The NCB had questioned her for about eight hours on Monday and six hours on Sunday.
According to sources, the 28-year-old broke down when confronted with her brother Showik Chakraborty, who was arrested last week. Rajput’s house manager Samuel Miranda (33) and his house staffer Dipesh Sawant to ascertain their roles in an alleged drug racket.
The Narcotics Control Bureau started its inquiries based on WhatsApp chats retrieved from Rhea Chakraborty’s phone, which revealed alleged conversations around procuring drugs. 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 claims that Dipesh Sawant, a member of Sushant Singh Rajput’s household 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 investigators he had seen Mr Rajput smoke marijuana since September 2018, when he started working for him.
Sushant Singh Rajput’s autopsy had indicated that he died by suicide. His father, however, filed an FIR against Rhea Chakraborty in Patna, accusing her of driving his son to suicide and misappropriating his money. Chakraborty has denied the allegations on several occasions.