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Sushant Singh Rajput-Related Drugs Case: NCB Files Charge Sheet Against 33 Accused

The NCB has filed its charge sheet in the Sushant Singh Rajput-related drugs today in which Rhea Chakraborty and others are accused. Read on.

Updated: March 5, 2021 12:33 PM IST

By Entertainment Desk | Edited by Vineeta Kumar

NCB to File Charge Sheet in Sushant Singh Rajput-Related Drugs Case Today
NCB to File Charge Sheet in Sushant Singh Rajput-Related Drugs Case Today (Photo Courtesy: IANS)

Sushant Singh Rajput Drugs Case: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has filed a charge sheet in Sushant Singh Rajput-related drug case in Special NDPS court today. Actor Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik Chakraborty and others are accused in the case. As reported by news agency ANI, the agency has filed a charge sheet against 33 accused and statements of 200 witnesses. The Bureau submitted more than 12,000 pages in hard copy and about 50,000 pages in the digital format in court today.

The agency had filed a criminal case against Rhea in August last year. On August 26, the bureau had registered a case under Sections 20, 22, 27, and 29 of the NDPS (Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances) Act. The NCB got involved in the case right after Enforcement Directorate (ED) wrote a letter to the agency after extracting a drugs-related WhatsApp chat between Rhea, Showik, Samuel Miranda, Jaya Saha, and Gaurav Arya.

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On September 8, after several rounds of questioning, Rhea and her brother were arrested in the case. The NCB had labelled the actor as an ‘active member of drug syndicate’. She was granted bail by the Bombay High Court on October 7 on a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh. Along with her, the others accused in the case – Samuel Miranda, and Dipesh Sawant were also granted bail by the high court.

In her bail plea, Rhea had made multiple serious allegations against the agency including ‘coercion into making self-incriminatory’ statements, and false implication in the case.

Sushant was found dead at his apartment in Bandra on June 14 last year. After conducting its preliminary investigation, the Mumbai Police called it a case of suicide. However, unsatisfied with the Mumbai Police’s probe in the case, the late actor’s family filed a separate case of abetment to suicide against Rhea and others at a police station in Patna. Another case was registered by the ED against Rhea after the allegations of siphoning off the funds. In its investigation, ED got its hand on the actor’s WhatsApp chat about narcotics substances that they forwarded to the concerned bureau and got them involved in the case. The NCB had also questioned Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor, and Sara Ali Khan apart from Rhea in the drugs case.

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