Rhea Chakraborty Case: Late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s girlfriend and actor Rhea Chakraborty has been arrested on September 8 by the Narcotic Control Bureau (NCB) on the third day of interrogation. She has been sent to 14-day judicial custody by the magistrate court. Her bail plea has been rejected by the court. Also Read - CBI to Add Murder Charge in Sushant Singh Rajput's Death Case? Actor's Sister Thinks so
What made the NCB arrest Rhea Chakraborty?
Rhea Chakraborty was interrogated by the Narcotic Control Bureau for the three consecutive days and on September 8, Tuesday, the Jalebi actor’s statements made it clear that she is an active member of a drug syndicate and used to procure drugs for the consumption of actor and boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput. Also Read - New Film Based on Sushant Singh Rajput Starring Shakti Kapoor, Asrani And Zuber Khan Underway
The NCB, in its remand application, claimed that 28-year-old Rhea used to “manage the finances for drug procurement” along with Sushant Singh Rajput. She knew about “every delivery and payment” and sometimes confirmed payment and even the choice of drugs, the agency said. Also Read - Why no Mention of Time of Death? AIIMS Report Highlights More Points to CBI in SSR Case
The NCB also said Rhea Chakraborty’s brother Showik Chakraborty, who was arrested on Friday, has revealed that he used to facilitate drug delivery through Basit Parihar by Kaizan Ebrahim and Zaid. These three men are drug dealers and have been arrested.
“The agency said the drug deliveries were received by the aides of Sushant Singh Rajput, one of them was his house manager Samuel Miranda. The other was his cook Dipesh Sawant. Both men have voluntarily confessed to their role in the matter”, the agency said.
Minutes after Rhea Chakraborty’s arrest, her legal team headed by senior advocate Satish Manshinde slammed central agencies for “hounding” a lone woman “just because she was in love with a drug addict”. Rhea Chakraborty’s lawyer Satish Manshinde, “Travesty of Justice. Three central agencies hounding a single Woman just because she was in love with a drug addict and was suffering from mental health issues for several years under the care of five Leading Psychiatrists in Mumbai, who ended up committing suicide due to the consumption of illegally administered medicines and used drugs.”
Rhea Chakraborty has been charged under sections 89 (c), 27 (a), 28 and 29 of the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS).
Earlier, on Monday Rhea gave an emotional statement at the NCB office that whatever she did, she did for Sushant.