New Delhi: Soon after the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested Rhea Chakraborty in connection with drugs-related allegations in Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case, her lawyer called the move by the NCB a ‘travesty of justice’, and said 3 central agencies hounded a single woman just because she was in love with a drug addict. Also Read - NCB Likely to Summon Karan Johar Over 2019 Viral Party Video – Reports
“Travesty of justice. Three central agencies hounding a single woman just because she was in love with a drug addict who was suffering from mental health issues for several years and committed suicide due to consumption of illegally administered medicines, drugs,” he said. Also Read - Bollywood Drug Racket: Rakul Preet Singh Confesses Chats With Rhea Chakraborty, Denies Consuming Drugs
The statement from her lawyer comes after the NCB arrested Rhea after questioning her for three days in connection with drugs-related allegations in Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case.
“Rhea has been arrested and due process of informing the family has been completed,” deputy director of NCB, KPS Malhotra, said.
Soon after the arrest, she was taken to a public hospital for medical check-up and COVID-19 tests were done. Rajput, 34, was found dead at his Bandra apartment here on June 14.
Before entering the vehicle along with NCB officials, Rhea waved at the assembled media persons at the anti-drug agency’s office in south Mumbai.
Clad in black, Rhea reached the NCB office at Ballard Estate around 10.30 AM on Tuesday and was also seen carrying a bag with her, while entering the office. The 28-year-old girlfriend of Sushant Singh Rajput had in recent TV interviews denied that she consumed drugs.
Prior to this, the NCB recently has arrested her brother Showik Chakraborty and Sushant’s manager Samuel Miranda on drug supply charges.