Sushant Singh Rajput case: Rhea Chakraborty joins NCB probe, to come face-to-face with brother Showik
Actor Rhea Chakraborty reached the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Sunday hours after the agency served summons to her to join the investigation into the drug-related angle in Sushant Singh Rajput’s death.
NCB has said that Rhea Chakraborty will be confronted with her brother Showik, who along with Rajput’s house manager Samuel Miranda has been remanded to the central agency’s custody till September 9.
NCB officials had reached Chakraborty’s apartment early in the day to issue the summons. “She has to join investigation today. It depends on her if she wants to come on her own or she can come with the team,” KPS Malhotra, NCB deputy director, had said.
Showik and Miranda were arrested under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act on Friday after their homes were searched by NCB. The agency also arrested Rajput’s domestic help Dipesh Sawant on Saturday night.
Chakrabortys’ lawyer Satish Maneshinde has denied that the siblings ever consumed drugs and also described the multiple investigations as “a complete witch hunt.”
NCB launched its investigation after WhatsApp chats related to drug consumption, procurement, usage and transportation in connection with Rajput’s death case surfaced.
Rajput was found dead in his home on June 14.
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