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Rhea Chakraborty ARRESTED by NCB in drugs case, to be taken for medical test

Rhea Chakraborty confessed to the NCB that she procured drugs and also consumed them sometimes. Rhea was grilled by the agency for more than six hours today.

India TV Entertainment Desk Written by: India TV Entertainment Desk
New Delhi Updated on: September 08, 2020 16:16 IST

Actress Rhea Chakraborty has been arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau on Tuesday. She had appeared before the NCB for the third consecutive

today for questioning in the drugs case linked to the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. On Tuesday, the Jalebi actress confessed to the NCB that she procured drugs and also consumed them sometimes. Rhea was grilled by the agency for more than six hours. Rhesa Chakraborty reached the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB)office, located at Ballard Estate in south Mumbai, around10. 30 am in a car escorted by a Mumbai Police vehicle.

Earlier, she was questioned by the NCB for about eight hours on Monday and six hours on Sunday.

The agency earlier said it was getting "her cooperation" in the drugs case probe linked to case of death of Rajput (34), who was found hanging in his apartment in suburban Bandra on June 14.

After the questioning session on Monday, NCB Deputy Director General (south-west region) Mutha Ashok Jain told reporters that the agency was doing a "professionally thorough and systematic job" and it will inform the court about its "findings in detail" in this case.

The agency has said it wants to question the 28-year- old actress and confront her with her younger brother Showik Chakraborty (24), Rajput's house manager Samuel Miranda (33) and his house staffer Dipesh Sawant to ascertain their roles n this alleged drug racket.

The NCB said it obtained mobile phone chat records and other electronic data that suggested some banned drugs were allegedly procured by these people.

The NCB arrested the three men in this case last week.

Rhea Chakraborty was earlier questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) that are probing different angles surrounding Rajput's death.

HOW MANY PEOPLE ARRESTED BY NCB SO FAR

The NCB has so far arrested nine people in drugs probe. Namely - Rhea Chakraborty, Abbas Lakhani, Karan Arora, Abdel Basit Parihar, Samuel Miranda, Showik Chakraborty, Dipesh Sawant, Kaizan Ebrahim and Zaid Vilatra after registering a case under sections 20, 27 and 29 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS).