The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), probing the drug angle in Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case, arrested Rhea Chakraborty on Tuesday. The NCB had interrogated Rhea for the third time on Tuesday.
The NCB had earlier arrested Rhea’s brother Showik Chakraborty and Sushant’s house manager Samuel Miranda. They were remanded to NCB custody till September 9.
In a statement released earlier, Rhea’s lawyer Satish Maneshinde said that the actress is ready to be arrested, and called the case a ‘witch-hunt’. “Rhea Chakraborty is ready for arrest as it’s witch-hunt. If loving someone is a crime she’ll face consequences of her love. Being innocent she hasn’t approached any court for anticipatory bail in all cases foisted by Bihar Police with CBI, ED & NCB,” he said.
The NCB also arrested the late actor’s personal staff Dipesh Sawant, on Saturday.
Various angles surrounding the death of the 34-year-old actor are being probed by three federal agencies, including the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
The agency is probing the drug angle in this case under criminal sections of the NDPS Act after the ED shared with it a report following the cloning of two mobile phones of Rhea. The NCB has said it is looking into “the drug citadel in Mumbai, and especially Bollywood” in this case.
Sushant was found dead at his flat in suburban Bandra area on June 14.
On Tuesday, the police registered an FIR against two of actor Sushant Singh’s sisters and a Delhi-based doctor, after Rhea Chakraborty lodged a complaint against them for giving him false prescription for a banned medicine .