Rhea Chakraborty’s brother Showik was taken for the questioning in Mumbai by the Narcotics Management Bureau (NCB), which carried out searches at his house this morning. His laptop computer was additionally seized within the searches that started round 6.30 AM. The investigating company – probing the medication angle in actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s dying case – has drawn hyperlinks between Showik and alleged drug seller Zaid Vilatra, who was arrested on Wednesday.
One other group carried out searches on the house of Sushant Singh Rajput’s home supervisor Samuel Miranda. He was additionally taken for questioning.
“The searches have been carried out beneath the Narcotic Medicine and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985,” an official stated.
“It is only a procedural matter. That’s what we’re following,” he added.
The drug investigation started after WhatsApp chats retrieved from Rhea Chakraborty’s cellphone revealed an alleged dialog about procuring medication between her and a contact saved as “Miranda Sushi” – believed to be Samuel Miranda.
Sources within the company say 20-year-old Vilatra allegedly equipped hashish to Showik Chakraborty and Samuel Miranda. They have been launched to every by one other intermediary Abdel Basit Parihar, 23.
In an interview with NDTV final week, actor Rhea Chakraborty stated she had “by no means consumed medication in her life” and claimed she had tried to cease Sushant Singh Rajput from consuming marijuana.
Sushant Singh Rajput, 34, was discovered lifeless in his Mumbai condo on June 14.
Rhea Chakraborty, her household and others are being investigated by the CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation), the Enforcement Directorate and the NCB over Sushant Singh Rajput’s household’s allegations that she mentally harassed the actor and had a job in his dying.
Two psychiatrists who handled Sushant Singh Rajput in his previous couple of months individually identified the actor as affected by extreme despair, anxiousness, an existential disaster and bipolar dysfunction, in response to statements recorded by the Mumbai Police. Each revealed the actor had stopped taking his medicines, which exacerbated his situation and made it very troublesome to deal with him.
Yesterday, the CBI termed media studies attributed to it on its probe into the dying of the actor as “speculative and never based mostly on information“, within the first official assertion from the company. “CBI spokesperson or any group member has not shared any particulars of investigation with media. The small print being reported and attributed to CBI are usually not credible,” it stated.