Sushant Singh Rajput’s former girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty has been arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau in relation to the late actor’s death on 14 June, reports ANI. Chakraborty faces charges of drug procurement and consumption of which she admitted to during interrogation. On the second day of questioning, NCB officials had grilled Rhea over her involvement in procurement, consumption and possession of drugs. Chakraborty had admitted to sourcing drugs for Sushant but clarified this was according to his demands.
Last week, the NCB arrested Sushant’s house manager Samuel Miranda and Rhea’s brother Showik for similar charges under the NDPS Act. KPS Malhotra, Deputy Director, Narcotics Control Bureau, has been quoted by ANI as saying, “Actor Rhea Chakraborty arrested by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in Mumbai”.
Rhea’s father lashes out
On Saturday, 5 September, Rhea’s father Indrajit Chakraborty had issued a statement saying:
“Congratulations, India. You’ve arrested my son, I’m sure my daughter is next on the line. You’ve effectively demolished a middle class family. Ofcourse, for the sake of Justice everything is justified. Jai Hind”
Rhea’s lawyer Satish Maneshinde said, “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 under the care of five leading psychiatrists in Mumbai, who ended up committing suicide due to consumption of Illegally administered medicines”. Maneshinde’s statement refers to the conversation between Sushant and his sister Priyanka that had surfaced some time back. Priyanka had reportedly recommended medicines for anxiety to her brother and had even arranged for a prescription. On 28 July, an FIR was filed in Patna against Rhea based on a complaint by Sushant’s father KK Singh. Rhea has been accused of abetment to suicide and embezzlement of funds. Later, Sushant’s family also alleged that Rhea was giving the late actor drugs without his knowledge.
The drug probe investigation into Sushant’s death has resulted in ten arrests thus far. On Sunday the CBI had recorded statements from Sushant’s sister Meetu Singh, who was with him up to two days before his death by suicide at his Bandra residence on June 14.
Source inputs: ANI | TimesNOW
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