After days of intense speculation and three days of tough grilling, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Tuesday arrested Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty.
It is in connection with its ongoing probe to unravel the drugs nexus in the film industry, officials said. She has now been sent to 14-days judicial custody.
Rhea has been charged under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act for her alleged role in the drugs angle. That has emerged during investigation into the June 14 death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
Her much-anticipated arrest came a day after Rhea took time out at the height of the NCB interrogation sessions. It is to hit back at the late actor’s family by lodging a police complaint against Sushant’s sister Priyanka Singh and Dr Tarun Kumar of RML Hospital. That is in New Delhi and others, alleging forged medical prescriptions.
As per an agency report, Rhea Chakraborty has in her statement to the Narcotics Control Bureau.
She accepted her role in procuring drugs for late actor Sushant Singh Rajput and also handling the finances.
“During her statement, Rhea Chakraborty revealed about her involvement in procurement of drugs and financial transactions and also her instructions to Samuel Miranda, Dipesh Sawant and Showik Chakraborty,” NCB said in its application for judicial custody for 14 days for Rhea.
Therefore it is clear that the respondent is an active member of drug syndicate connected with drug supplies. It is also clear from the statement that the present respondent used to procure drugs for Sushant Singh Rajput for consumption purpose. The present respondent used to manage finance for drug procurement along with Sushant Singh Rajput,” NCB said in the application.