The Narcotics Management Bureau (NCB), which is wanting into allegations of drug use by the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput and his actor-girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty, questioned Rhea for practically six hours on Sunday. Rhea was allowed to depart the NCB workplace round 6.15pm. In the meantime, NCB arrested ninth particular person, Khar resident Anuj Keshwani, within the case on Sunday.
Rajput was discovered lifeless in his Bandra house on June 14, resulting in doubts about whether or not it was a suicide. His father, KK Singh, filed an FIR with the Bihar Police, alleging abetment and suspicious cash transfers. The arrests of two drug peddlers on a particular enter led NCB to Rhea’s brother Showik, bringing within the drug angle. Sameer Wankhede, zonal director of NCB, mentioned, “The investigation has not been accomplished on account of her late arrival. We are going to summon her once more tomorrow and the investigation will proceed.”
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Rhea’s advocate and senior counsel Satish Maneshinde mentioned, “Rhea is prepared for arrest as this can be a witch hunt and if loving somebody is a criminal offense, she’s going to face the results of her love. Being harmless, she has not approached any courtroom for anticipatory bail in all of the circumstances foisted by Bihar Police, now with CBI, ED and NCB.”
In the meantime, Keshwani was arrested for allegedly supplying medication to Kaizan Ebrahim, who was arrested on Friday. “Throughout interrogation, Ebrahim confessed that he used to purchase medication from Keshwani,” mentioned KPS Malhotra, deputy director of NCB.
Within the search at Keshwani’s residence, officers seized 590gm of cannabis, 0.64gm of LSD sheets, 304gm of marijuana, together with imported marijuana joints and capsules, and ₹1,85,200 and 5000 Indonesian rupiah. “The amount will be termed business below the NDPS Act,” mentioned an official.
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Earlier within the day, NCB produced Rajput’s home assist Dipesh Sawant, who was arrested on Saturday, earlier than a Justice of the Peace’s courtroom. He has been remanded in NCB custody until September 9. NCB on Friday arrested Showik, Rajput’s home supervisor Samuel Miranda, and two Bandra residents and drug peddlers – Abdel Basit Parihar, 23, and Ebrahim. The opposite three arrested for drug peddling are Zaid Vilatra, 20 (arrested on Thursday), Abbas Lakhani, and Karan Arora (arrested on August 27-28). NCB officers instructed the courtroom they needed Sawant’s custody to confront him with different suspects, together with Showik, Miranda and Vilatra.
In keeping with NCB officers, on March 17, on Showik’s directions, Sawant went with Miranda to get 5gm of marijuana from Vilatra. On April 17, Rhea and Showik instructed Sawant to obtain a supply of 10gm of cannabis from Ebrahim close to Mont Blanc constructing, mentioned NCB officers. On Might 1, Showik had reportedly requested him to obtain marijuana from an individual named Dwayne, and had acquired 50gm of marijuana from Dwayne on Might 2. NCB officers claimed that within the first week of June, Sawant acquired 100gm of marijuana from a supply boy, Rishikesh Pawar. Nonetheless, Sawant’s lawyer Rajendra Rathod argued that he was simply an worker of Rajput.