Mumbai/ New Delhi:
Actor Rhea Chakraborty has been summoned by the Narcotics Control Bureau or NCB, which is probing the drugs angle in Sushant Singh Rajput death case. She has been asked to join the probe today, two days after her brother Showik was arrested by the NCB. The officials from the investigating agency reached her Mumbai house this morning to serve the summons.
On Saturday, the NCB said Showik Chakraborty “will be confronted with her sister” Rhea after the anti-drugs probe agency was given his custody till September 9. Mr Chakraborty has “given so many names with whom he was dealing in drugs”, the NCB said in its remand application.
“There are specific roles/ingredients of criminal conspiracy, abetments and various attempts to commit offences,” the NCB told a Mumbai court Saturday afternoon said, adding “the financial trail of all previous transactions of drug purchase has to be verified”.
Rhea Chakraborty, her family and others are being over Sushant Singh Rajput’s family’s allegations that she mentally harassed the actor and had a role in his death. The NCB on Friday morning raided her Mumbai house; her brother was arrested the same night.
The drug investigation began after WhatsApp chats retrieved from Rhea Chakraborty’s phone revealed an alleged conversation about procuring drugs between her and a contact saved as “Miranda Sushi” – believed to be Sushant Singh Rajput’s house manager Samuel Miranda, who was also arrested by the NCB on Friday.