In a new development in actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case, the Narcotics Control Bureau has joined the death case investigation after a drug angle surfaced on Tuesday. The news has also been confirmed by NCB director Rakesh Asthana. He said that the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has found evidences that drugs were supplied to Sushant and his actress-girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty.
The NCB has booked Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik Chakraborty, Jaya Saha, Shruti Modi and Gaurav Arya under sections 20, 22, 27, and 29 of the NDPS Act.
NCB Director Reveals ED's Findings
NCB director Rakesh Asthana was quoted as saying, "We received a letter from ED on Tuesday evening stating that during their probe into financial aspects, they found that drug was supplied to Rhea and Sushant."
NCB To Probe Drug Angle In Sushant Singh Rajput's Death Case
He further added that the NCB will be joining the investigation as well. "An NCB team will now conduct an inquiry and people involved will be questioned," Asthana was quoted as saying. Currently, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is probing Sushant's death case and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) is investigating the money laundering case filed in connection with Sushant's death case.
Rhea's Talent Manager Jaya Saha Summoned By ED
India Today claimed that they had retrieved actress Rhea Chakraborty's WhatsApp chats with her talent manager Jaya Saha in which both of them were talking about usage of a drug.
In one of the chats dating November 25, 2019, Jaya wrote to Rhea, "Use 4 drops in coffee, tea or water, and let him sip it. Give it 30 - 40 mins for it to kick in." To which, Rhea replied, "Thank you so much." Jaya then texted her back saying, "No problem bro, hope it helps."
According to a report in India Today, Jaya has been summoned by ED.
More Details About The Drug Angle Is Still Awaited
As per a report in Hindustan Times, ED sources said that during their probing of Jaya Saha, Rhea's talent manager, they found some conversation between them about drugs. As of now, none of the three agencies have revealed any details into the form of drug or if it was consumed by any of the persons involved in the case.
Meanwhile, Rhea Chakraborty's lawyer Satish Maneshinde has refuted the drug angle in his statement and was quoted as saying, "Rhea has never consumed drugs in her life time ever. She's ready for a blood test any time."