Sushant Case 2020: Process To Arrest Rhea Chakraborty Underway In Mumbai

The process of Rhea Chakraborty’s arrest by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) is underway after three days of…

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.

The Narcotics Control Bureau started its inquiries based on WhatsApp chats retrieved from Rhea Chakraborty’s phone, which revealed conversations around procuring drugs, allegedly for Sushant Singh Rajput.

On Monday, Rhea Chakraborty made an emotional declaration, according to sources, telling the Narcotics Control Bureau – “Whatever I did, I did for Sushant”.

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.


Rhea Chakraborty told in August that she had never consumed drugs but did try and stop Sushant Singh Rajput, whom she had been dating for about a year. She has also repeatedly said she expressed concern for his mental and physical health.

The Narcotics Control Bureau claims to have evidence linking Showik Chakraborty and Samuel Miranda (Sushant Rajput’s house manager) to the purchase of marijuana.

The NCB has claimed that Dipesh Sawant (a member of Mr Rajput’s domestic staff) collected and delivered a total of 165 grams of marijuana between March and June – on orders from Rhea and Showik Chakraborty. Sawant also told the NCB he saw Mr Rajput smoke marijuana in September 2018.

The drugs case hinges on the seizure of 59 grams of curated marijuana from two alleged drug peddlers and their purported links to Sushant Singh Rajput.

Rhea Chakraborty is being investigated by three central agencies over allegations by Sushant Singh Rajput’s family that she and her family exploited the actor for money, mentally harassed him and had a role in his death.

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