The Narcotics Control Bureau, on Friday (September 4), arrested Rhea Chakraborty's brother Showik Chakraborty, and Sushant Singh Rajput's house manager, Samuel Miranda after it was revealed that the two had been involved in procuring drugs on Rhea's behest. NCB has raided both Showik and Samuel's homes on Friday before making the arrest after drug peddler, Zaid Vilatra revealed their involvement.
According to reports, the NCB on Saturday (September 5) morning took them for a medical test. India Today revealed they will be presented before the court after their test. An NCB officer on Saturday morning told reporters, "The matter is under investigation currently. You will have to wait we cannot reveal any more details at the moment." When asked if Rhea will be summoned he said, "As of right now, we can only say that we have arrested two people."
According to latest reports, the Mumbai court on Saturday (September 5) granted 4-day custody of Showik Chakraborty and Samuel Miranda to the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) for further investigation in the case.
Showik And Samuel Were Arrested On September 4, Friday Night
Showik and Samuel have been arrested under sections 8c, 28, 29 of the NDPS Act. Section 8c of NDPS Act states "prohibition of certain operations in which no person shall produce, manufacture, possess, sell, purchase, transport, warehouse, use, consume, import inter-state, export inter-state, import into India, export from India or tranship any narcotic drug or psychotropic substance."
Showik Reportedly Confessed Procuring Drugs For Rhea
It is reported that during the questioning, Showik confessed that he used to buy drugs at Rhea's behest. It is also being said that he was the facilitator not only for Sushant Singh Rajput, but arranged narcotics for some other Bollywood stars too.
NCB Joined CBI's Investigation After ED Accessed Rhea's Whatsapp Chats
Earlier, Rhea's Whatsapp chats accessed by Enforcement Directorate officials also mentioned other names like her manager Shruti Modi, Jaya Saha, and Gaurav Arya. Last month the NCB registered a criminal case against Rhea Chakraborty. It is to be recalled that Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead in his Mumbai home on June 14. After Mumbai police's investigation, the probe is now being handled by the Central Bureau of Investigation.