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Rhea Chakraborty admits to taking drugs, arrested by NCB

In another big development in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has on Tuesday, arrested Rhea Chakraborty in its drug cartel probe. Rhea Chakraborty will be interrogated on her alleged role in the drug angle that has surfaced following Sushant's death, her brother Showik Chakraborty has already been arrested by NCB.

India TV Entertainment Desk Written by: India TV Entertainment Desk
New Delhi Updated on: September 08, 2020 15:58 IST
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BREAKING: NCB arrests Rhea Chakraborty in Sushant Singh Rajput Death Case

In another big development in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has on Tuesday arrested Rhea Chakraborty in its drug cartel probe. The Jalebi actress appeared before the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) for the third day in connection with the ongoing probe into the drugs angle in the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput today. She has admitted to taking hard drugs. Rhea Chakraborty will be interrogated on her alleged role in the drug angle that has surfaced following Sushant's death, her brother Showik Chakraborty has already been remanded by NCB.

The Narcotics Control Bureau has arrested actress Rhea Chakraborty, accused in Sushant Singh Rajput death case when she reportedly admitted that she was consuming marijuana and other hard drugs. The actor had earlier admitted to ‘procuring drugs’ along with her brother Showik, who is already in NCB custody. TRACK LIVE UPDATES

Rhea's Drugs Confession 

In her latest statement to the NCB, Rhea stated that she was consuming ‘chemicals’ or hard drugs, apart from marijuana. Earlier, she had admitted to procuring drugs and even revealed that she had met Basit, who also is under NCB custody.

Among the other highlights of Rhea's confession to CBI has been that she took the names of Bollywood stars who were consuming drugs, as she was confronted about the links to these names. She has also spoken about the parties where such drugs were consumed. This has been confirmed by the data established from her phone data. 

 For the third consecutive day, Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty on Tuesday appeared before the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in connection with the ongoing probe into the alleged drugs angle shrouding the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

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On Sunday, she appeared before the NCB for the first time and was subjected to a six-hour grilling as investigators went hammer and tongs after drug related allegations that have emerged in the death case.

Again on Monday, Rhea was questioned by at least two NCB teams for eight hours on various aspects of the narcotic drugs thread that has cropped up in the Sushant case. After the grilling, the actress -- who has all along claimed she is innocent -- went to the Bandra Police and lodged a complaint again Priyanka Singh -- the sister of Sushant -- alleging forged medical prescriptions.

On September 5, Rhea's brother Showik Chakraborty, Sushant's home manager Samuel Miranda, his house helper Dipesh Sawant were arrested and sent to the NCB custody till September 9 (Wednesday).

Rhea files complaint against Sushant's sister

Rhea Chakraborty filed a police complaint against Priyanka Singh, sister of her late boyfriend and actor Sushant Singh Rajput, including others for sharing bogus medical prescription for the late actor. Rhea's lawyer Satish Maneshinde confirmed the news on Monday.

"Rhea Chakraborty has filed a police complaint before the Mumbai Police against Priyanka Singh, Dr Tarun Kumar of Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital and others for offences of forgery, NDPS Act and Tele Medicine Practice Guidelines 2020, for having sent a bogus medical prescription depicting SSR as an Out Patient Department person," said lawyer Maneshinde.

The statement further read: "When he was in Mumbai on 8th June 2020 prescribing schedule drugs, which are listed in Schedule of NDPS Act listed at items 36 and 37 as Psychotropic Substances and Tele Medicines Practice Guidelines 3.7.4 dealing with Prohibited List, which prohibits prescribing of any Narcotic or Psychotropic Substance listed in the NDPS Act. It is a misconduct under 3.7.1.4 of the Tele Medicine Practice Guidelines."

Rhea's lawyer Manshinde issues statement after NCB summon

NCB summoned Rhea Chakraborty for questioning in the drugs probe. Her lawyer advocate Satish Maneshinde said that she is ready for arrest as this is a 'witch hunt' and that 'if loving someone was a crime, then she will face the consequences of her love'.

"Being innocent, she (Rhea) has not approached any court for anticipatory bail in all the cases foisted by Bihar Police now with CBI , ED and NCB", said Advocate Satish Maneshinde.

CBI PROBE

The CBI has recreated the sequence of events on the day of Rajput’s alleged suicide. They have referred the report of his post-mortem, done at Mumbai’s Cooper Hospital, to a team of doctors at AIIMS. The CBI took over the case from the Bihar Police, which had registered an FIR against Chakraborty and her family members based on Rajput’s father’s complaint.

Sushant Singh Rajput, 34, was found dead in his Mumbai apartment on June 14. The Mumbai Police said it was suicide and had been investigating whether he was suffering from depression and had felt slighted by film industry insiders and cliques.

More than a month later, Sushant Singh Rajput's father KK Singh filed a case in Bihar accusing Rhea Chakraborty and her family of cheating his son financially, mentally harassing him and driving him to suicide.

The Bihar Police complaint led to investigations by the CBI and Enforcement Directorate into the actor's financial status and his father's complaint that crores were taken out of his account. On Thursday, amid fresh allegations linked to drugs, Sushant Singh Rajput's father accused Rhea Chakraborty of "poisoning" his son.