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NCB quizzes Rhea Chakraborty, CBI questions Sushant's sister

NCB quizzes Rhea Chakraborty, CBI questions Sushant's sister”

Showik Chakraborty and Samuel Miranda have been sent to the custody of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Saturday till September 9. They were arrested on Friday night after the agency had searched their homes.

Mumbai: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has arrested Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty's brother Showik Chakraborty and Sushant Singh Rajput's house manager Samuel Miranda and personal staff Dipesh Sawant in connection drug abuse surrounding the actor's death in June. He was sent to a 14-day judicial custody earlier today. The NCB investigation is a separate case registered by the agency.

Notably, the agency had joined the probe into Sushant's death case, after WhatsApp chats recovered by another agency suggested that accused Rhea Chakraborty was in touch with drug dealers.

Priyanka Deo, a digital journalist says that Rhea Chakraborty lied about drugs and it opens up more suspicion in the case. Its case is based on 59 grams of curated marijuana that was seized from two men - Abbas Lakhani and Karan Arora - were allegedly linked to people close to Rajput.

The NCB in a statement said, "In continuation of operations against the drug syndicate, a raid was conducted in Mumbai by Mumbai Zonal Unit, NCB".

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One person namely Anuj Keshwani is under examination for questioning.

Dipesh Sawant stated that he procured drugs on the instructions of Showik Chakraborty and Rhea Chakraborty too confessed that she procured drugs. But said that she brought drugs from Showik, but for whom is still a question mark and the NCB will be summoning her tomorrow.

Rhea Chakraborty and her family have said a "simple, middle-class family" was being targeted as part of a "witch hunt" and were being vilified by the media.

Right after the arrest of Showik Chakraborty, Indrajit Chakraborty, father of Rhea Chakraborty said, "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". Various angles surrounding the actor's death are now being probed by the CBI, NCB and the ED.



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