LIVE Updates: Rhea Chakraborty reaches NCB office for questioning in drugs probe

Rhea Chakraborty has reached the NCB headquarters for questioning in drug probe. The actress was accompanied by Mumbai Police officers

Rhea Chakraborty, who has been named in the FIR in the death case of Sushant Singh Rajput, has left for the Narcotics Control Bureau headquarters from her home. The actress’s car is being escorted by the three cars of Mumbai Police officers. Rhea was officially summoned by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in the drugs conspiracy today morning. A team of NCB officials and Mumbai Police officers reached the actress’s home on Sunday morning.

Mumbai NCB Chief Samir Wankhede led the team serving summons to Rhea. It is expected that Rhea will reach the NCB headquarters in the next 1-1.5 hours.

On Friday, Rhea’s brother Showik Chakraborty and Sushant Singh Rajput’s house manager, Samuel Miranda, were arrested in connection with a case concerning procurement and consumption of illegal drugs.

Rhea Chakraborty’s lawyer, Satish Maneshinde, said that the actress is ready for an arrest. He said, “Rhea is ready for an arrest as this is a witch-hunt.”

In a statement, Rhea said, “Loving someone is not a crime. I will face consequences for love. Being innocent I have not approached court for anticipatory bail in all cases foisted by Bihar Police with CBI, ED & NCB.”

According to sources, two senior officers of the NCB, Samir Wankhede and KPS Malhotra, will lead the team grilling Rhea Chakraborty today. She will be shown the CDR details of her WhatsApp chats. Sources say that she can be arrested, if she will not be able to give satisfactory answers to the NCB officials’ questions.

The NCB questioned Rajput’s housekeeper Dipesh Sawant overnight and a source in the agency said he divulged information pointing to Rhea’s role in procurement of illegal drugs. A team of the NCB accompanied by local police is arrived at Rhea’s home on Sunday in order to issue summons or ask her to join the probe.

Showik Chakraborty, Rhea’s brother, was taken into custody after questioning on Friday. He reportedly admitted to buying drugs at Rhea’s behest. Sushant Singh Rajput’s house manager, Samuel Miranda, was also arrested on the same day after he told NCB that he arranged weed for the actor from September 2019 to March 2020.

In his statement, Miranda said Showik Chakraborty asked him to procure weed for Sushant Singh Rajput and he did so from one Zaid Vilatra. A 5-gram weed drug was bought for Rs 10,000 in March by Miranda.

Both Showik and Samuel have been sent to NCB custody till September 9.

On Saturday, after the arrest of Showik Chakraborty, his father, Lt Col (retd.) Indrajit Chakraborty in a statement said, “Congratulations India, you have arrested my son, I’m sure next on the line is my daughter and I don’t know who is next thereafter.”

“You have effectively demolished a middle-class family. But of course, for the sake of justice, everything is justified. Jai Hind,” he added.

Apart from the NCB, Rhea is also being probed by the Central Bureau of Intelligence (CBI) for allegedly abetting the suicide of Sushant Singh Rajput. A complaint was filed in this regard against her by Sushant’s father KK Singh.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is also investigating Rhea Chakraborty after Sushant Singh Rajput’s family accused her of misappropriating the late actor’s finances.

Sushant Singh Rajput was found hanging at his Mumbai home on June 14. Rhea Chakraborty was living with him till June 8 when she left after the couple had an argument and Sushant’s sister moved in. It is still unclear what led to Sushant Singh Rajput taking the extreme step, however, reports and statements from his doctors have indicated that the actor was battling mental illness.



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