Mumbai, September 25
Rhea Chakraborty used to procure drugs through her brother Showik and supply them to her boyfriend and actor Sushant Singh Rajput, a Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) officer said here today.
‘Bro part of supply chain’
According to the NCB, Rhea Chakraborty had been accepting drugs through her brother Showik to supply the same to Sushant Singh Rajput. Showik’s name surfaced during the interrogation of alleged drug peddler Basit Parihar
The probe into drugs angle of the Rajput death case led the bureau to the discovery of several “linkages” or drug supply networks, he said. The NCB is probing the drugs case related to Rajput’s death as well as an alleged nexus between Bollywood and drug peddlers. Showik Chakraborty’s name came up during the interrogation of alleged drug peddler Basit Parihar, a resident of suburban Bandra, the official said.
Focus shifted from CBI probe, says lawyer
New Delhi: The pace of the CBI probe into Sushant’s death has suddenly slowed down and all attention is being diverted to drugs-related issues with the NCB conducting “fashion parade” of Bollywood stars, the actor’s family lawyer Vikas Singh alleged on Friday. “Today, we are helpless as we don’t know which direction the case is going in,” he said. PTI
Parihar allegedly revealed that he used to procure bud (a curated form of marijuana) and weed for his friend Showik. During questioning, Showik accepted that he used to procure weed and bud through Parihar and Kaizan Ebrahim and pass them to his sister Rhea who gave it to Sushant, the official said.
Rajput’s manager Samuel Miranda and cook Dipesh Sawant used to collect the contraband and make `joints’ (marijuana cigarettes) for the deceased actor, he claimed.
The starting point of the entire probe was some WhatsApp chats about drugs that the Enforcement Directorate came across in its money laundering probe against Rhea and her family.
The ED informed the NCB about these conversations. "Based on network analysis undertaken on technical level, the linkages were explored and one of the nodes of the drugs network was busted on the intervening night of August 27 and 28," the official said. Abbas Lakhani and Karn Arora were arrested during this raid. — PTI
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