The Narcotics Management Bureau (NCB) arrested actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s home assist Dipesh Sawant on Saturday evening as a part of its investigation into allegations of drug abuse within the case of Rajput’s demise. Earlier on Saturday, actor Rhea Chakraborty’s brother Showik and Rajput’s home supervisor Samuel Miranda have been remanded in NCB custody until September 9. NCB’s remand utility didn’t point out seized medicine or some other materials proof.
Confirming Sawant’s arrest on Saturday, deputy director KPS Malhotra mentioned, “At 8pm, Dipesh Sawant has been arrested. He joined the investigation yesterday at 10pm. He was subjected to interrogation and confrontation with Showik, Samuel Miranda, Zaid and Kaizan.” Zaid Vilatra and Kaizan Ebrahim are each beneath arrest for allegedly peddling medicine. Sawant was arrested beneath the Narcotic Medicine and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act and shall be produced in court docket as we speak. Malhotra mentioned NCB’s investigation was ongoing.
On Saturday, NCB produced Showik, Miranda and Ebrahim earlier than a Justice of the Peace court docket. They’ve all been charged beneath the NDPS Act.
In its remand utility, NCB mentioned Showik needed to be confronted “with different accused who’re in its custody to uncover the linkages of community which indulged in promoting and buying medicine”. The company additionally mentioned it wanted Showik in custody to research the allegations towards Rhea Chakraborty and Rajput’s supervisor Dipesh Sawant. NCB mentioned Showik was additionally wanted to confirm the monetary path.
In accordance with NCB, throughout questioning, alleged drug peddler Abdel Basit Parihar, who can also be beneath arrest, had mentioned he procured medicine from Vilatra and Ebrahim, on Showik’s directions. He additionally claimed Showik had instructed him to offer medicine to Miranda. Sources in NCB mentioned Showik’s cellphone messages embody one by which he requested Miranda to pay Vilatra ₹10,000 for five gm of ‘bud’, a curated type of marijuana.
A senior officer from NCB mentioned, “We carried out searches at Miranda’s and Showik’s houses and picked up some proof. The investigation is at a preliminary stage and particulars of the proof can’t be revealed for the time being.”
In the meantime, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) questioned Rajput’s sister Meetu Singh.