Mumbai: In a major development, actress Rhea Chakraborty has confessed to the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) that she procured drugs but never consumed them. Rhea was grilled by the agency for more than six hours.
The 28-year-old arrived at the agency’s office in the Ballard Estate area at 12 noon and left around 6:50 pm. She has been summoned again by the NCB for the second round of questioning tomorrow.
During her interrogation, cross questioning happened between Rhea, bother Showik Chakraborty, Sushant’s house help Dipesh Sawant and late actor’s home manager Samuel Miranda, reports Times Now’s Tamal Saha.
The development came a day after a Mumbai court remanded Rhea’s brother Showik Chakraborty and Samuel Miranda to NCB custody for 4 days till September 9.
A total of 8 people have been arrested till now by the NCB with six being directly linked to this probe while two were arrested by it when the probe was launched under criminal sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.
In a statement late on Saturday, the siblings’ father, Lt Col (Retired) Indrajit Chakraborty condemned the arrest of Showik by the NCB. “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,” said Indrajit Chakraborty.
“You have effectively demolished a middle-class family. But of course, for the sake of justice, everything is justified. Jai Hind,” said the retired army officer.
‘Dipesh An Active Member Of Drug Syndicate’
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) earlier today said Sushant’s house help Dipesh Sawant was an active member of a drug syndicate. The three – Showik, Miranda and Sawant – were nabbed after the agency contended it had got sufficient evidence against them about their involvement in the drugs case
“On the basis of statements of Dipesh Sawant, house help of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, and digital evidence collected by NCB, it’s clear that Dipesh is an active member of drug syndicate connected with high society personalities and drug suppliers,” the NCB said.
Narcotics Control Bureau questioned Rhea Chakraborty for more than six hours on Sunday in connection with drug probe
Rhea Chakraborty admits to Narcotics Control Bureau she was procuring drugs ‘but never consumed them’
Late actor’s house help Dipesh Sawant was an active member of drug syndicate, says NCB