Actor Rhea Chakraborty, who was questioned for over six hours on Sunday by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), has arrived at the central agency's office in Mumbai for the second day as part of the investigation into alleged drug angle surrounding the Sushant Singh Rajput death case. The NCB investigation is a separate case registered by the agency.
Ms Chakraborty was first summoned by the anti-drugs agency on Sunday – two days after her brother Showik was arrested along with Samuel Miranda, Sushant Singh Rajput's house manager, and charged with the anti-drug law by the NCB. They have been sent to the agency's custody till Wednesday. He has been sent for a medical examination again today.
No drugs have been found on Showik Chakraborty yet. The NCB's case hinges on 59 grams of curated marijuana found on alleged drug peddlers arrested earlier. More seizures were made through raids on Abbas Lakhani and Karan Arora, who allegedly had links with the peddlers that allegedly connected the trail to Showik Chakraborty.
The NCB in a statement said, “In continuation of operations against the drug syndicate, a raid was conducted in Mumbai by Mumbai Zonal Unit, NCB.
The following drugs were seized: –
1. 590 gm of Hashish
2. 0.64 gm of LSD sheets
3. 304 gms of marijuana, including imported marijuana joints and capsules
4. ₹ 1,85,200 in cash
5. 5,000 Indonesian Rupiah.”
One person namely Anuj Keshwani is under examination for questioning. His name was revealed during the interrogation of Kaizan Ibrahim (arrested earlier), who had disclosed Anuj Keshwani was his supplier for the contrabands. The quantity of LSD that has been recovered is commercial quantity under the NDPS Act.
The investigation started after WhatsApp chats retrieved from Ms Chakraborty's phone by the Enforcement Directorate revealed an alleged conversation between her and a contact saved as “Miranda Sushi” – believed to be Samuel Miranda – about procuring drugs.