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Rhea Chakraborty arrested by narcotics bureau

NCB sources said the actor had denied consuming drugs in the interrogation but had been evasive on about other questions
Rhea Chakraborty
Rhea Chakraborty

Our Bureau And Agencies   |   Mumbai, New Delhi   |   Published 08.09.20, 04:26 PM

Rhea Chakraborty has been arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) after three days of questioning in connection with drugs-related allegations in the Sushant Singh Rajput case, newsagencies and television channels have reported.

Sources say she admitted to organizing drugs for Sushant Singh Rajput and also consuming them at times, during her questioning, reported on Tuesday.  

The 28-year-old actor, named as an accused in the CBI investigation into Sushant Singh Rajput's death on June 14, had denied consuming drugs. Her brother Showik was arrested last week.

NCB's inquiries were based on WhatsApp chats retrieved from Rhea Chakraborty's phone, which revealed conversations around procuring drugs, allegedly for Sushant Singh Rajput.

Rhea Chakraborty was questioned along with her brother on Monday. The questioning started around 9.30 AM and lasted for several hours.

NCB sources said the actor had denied consuming drugs but had been evasive on certain questions.

Earlier onTuesday, Mumbai police announced they had registered an FIR against actor Sushant Singh Rajput's sisters and others for abetment to suicide and criminal conspiracy by prescribing him medicines banned under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.

The case was registered after the actor's girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty claimed they prescribed drugs to him without consultation, the official said.

An offence has been registered against Sushant's sisters Priyanka Singh and Meetu Singh, Delhi-based doctor Tarun Kumar and others, the official said.

Unhappy with Mumbai police probe in the actor's death, his father K K Singh had registered a case with the Bihar police against Rhea Chakraborty, her family members and others for abetment to suicide and criminal conspiracy. The case was transferred to the CBI by the Supreme Court.

Rhea was interrogated by the CBI probe team, camping at the DRDO guest house in Mumbai's western suburb Santacruz.

She was also questioned by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with a money laundering case and by Narcotics Control Bureau in a drug supply case in which her brother Showik Chakraborty and Sushant's manager Samuel Miranda have been arrested.

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