NCB arrests 3 in Goa, including 1 linked to Sushant Singh Rajput case
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Monday arrested three people, including one who is suspected to be linked to Bollywood actor late Sushant Singh Rajput case, news agency ANI reported.
According to NCB Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede, one of the three accused, Maharaj, was suspected to be linked to Sushant Singh Rajput's death case.
The arrest comes after the agency raided the premises of an accused, Hemant Saha, at Morjim in North Goa district and recovered 15 blots of LSD (commercial quantity) and 30 gm charas, Wankhede said in a statement.
The raid was part of a series of searches held in Goa over the weekend.
The accused was arrested on Sunday from Miramar beach village near Panaji following a joint operation by NCB teams from Mumbai and Goa, Wankhede said.
The official said the drugs case accused Anuj Keswani and Regal Mahakaal during questioning named Saha as the supplier of LSD and charas.
Officials said that Saha - a native of Madhya Pradesh - was running a shack in the Morjim area for the past several years.
Rajput was found dead at his apartment Mumbai’s Bandra in June last year following which the Mumbai Police conducted a probe and said that he died by suicide. The case was later handed over to the Central Investigation Bureau (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate and NCB were also roped in to investigate the money laundering and drugs angle.
The federal drugs regulatory body has made multiple arrests in the case and has also interrogated several popular Bollywood celebrities to probe a possible drug mafia in the Mumbai based film industry.
The NCB recently filed a 11,700-page charge sheet and has named the late actor’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty and 32 others in it. The statements of the accused would be corroborated with other evidence such as chats, audio messages exchanged, and relevant bank account entries.
The central agency has also claimed that Chakraborty took delivery of drugs at her residence, and so they were stored at her house. The actor allegedly provided funds for purchase of drugs and facilitated a channel of supply of drugs with her brother Showik’s help, the NCB said.