Rhea Chakraborty has been arrested in Mumbai by India’s Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) after three days of questioning in connection with drugs-related allegations in the Sushant Singh Rajput case.
After some WhatsApp chats started doing the rounds on social media recently, a new buzz was sparked. Questions were raised as to whether drugs were administered to Rajput without him knowing.
According to media reports, chats of the same nature between Chakraborty’s brother Showik and a friend from October 2019 confirmed a connection between him and drug dealers.
Sushant’s former manager, Shruti Modi also revealed to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) that the Shuddh Desi Romance actor would consume marijuana with Chakraborty.
Rajput’s ex-girlfriend earlier denied consuming drugs. However, they later confirmed that she indulged in such consumption at Rajput’s terrace. Hence, she was next in line to get detained by the CBI.
Rhea Chakraborty arrested in drugs probe
On Tuesday afternoon, the NCB arrested Chakraborty in Mumbai. The agency had summoned the model-turned-actress to the NCB office for the third day of interrogation.
The NCB started its inquiries based on WhatsApp chats retrieved from Chakraborty’s phone. Additionally, the chats revealed conversations around procuring drugs, allegedly for the deceased.
According to the reports, Chakraborty will be taken for a medical test shortly. Moreso, the case is to be presented before the court via video conference on September 9.
Soon after the news of Chakraborty’s arrest emerged online, Rajput’s sister took to Twitter and wrote, “God is with us.”
After hours of grilling, the accused confessed that she used to take drugs along with her brother Showik and the late actor. The 28-year-old’s lawyer Satish Maneshinde, issued a statement on Chakraborty’s arrest, calling it a ‘travesty’ of justice.
“3 Central Agencies hounding a single woman, just because she was in love with a Drug Addict and was suffering from Mental Health issues for several years under the care of 5 Leading Psychiatrists in Mumbai, who ended up committing suicide due to consumption of Illegally Administered Medicines and used drugs,” the lawyer said.
Moreover, three central agencies continue to investigate Chakraborty over allegations by Rajput’s family. They claim that she exploited the actor for money, mentally harassed him, and had a role in his death.
Sushant Singh Rajput was found hanging in his Bandra apartment in Mumbai on June 14. The recent developments in the case of Rajput’s death have turned out to be quite surprising.
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