Rhea Chakraborty Questioned By Anti-Drugs Agency For 3rd Day

Sushant Singh Case: The Narcotics Control Bureau to continue questioning actor Rhea Chakraborty for the third consecutive day today as part of an investigation into alleged drug abuse.

Rhea Chakraborty Questioned By Anti-Drugs Agency For 3rd Day

Sushant Singh Rajput death case: Actor Rhea Chakraborty leaves for anti-drug agency's Mumbai office.


Actor Rhea Chakraborty is being questioned by the Narcotics Control Bureau for the third consecutive day as part of an investigation into an alleged drug abuse angle in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case.

According to sources, Ms Chakraborty made an emotional declaration, "Whatever I did, I did for Sushant", during her questioning by the Narcotics Control Bureau on Monday.

The 28-year-old actress, who was interrogated for eight hours on Monday and six hours on Sunday, was also confronted with her brother Showik Chakraborty. He was arrested last week after the anti-narcotics agency claimed it had evidence linking him and Samuel Miranda (Mr Rajput's house manager) to the purchase of marijuana.

After the questioning session on Monday, NCB Deputy Director General (south-west region) Mutha Ashok Jain told reporters that the agency was doing a "professionally thorough and systematic job" and it will inform the court about its "findings in detail" in this case.

NCB sources said the actor firmly denied all charges of consumption of drugs during her questioning yesterday. The source also said, however, that she was evasive on certain questions.

Ms Chakraborty told NDTV in August that she had never consumed drugs but did try and stop Mr Rajput from doing so. She has also repeatedly said she expressed concern for his mental and physical health.

After weeks of being under intense media glare over allegation of mental harassment and taking crores from the actor's account, which she denies, Ms Chakraborty has filed a complaint against Mr Rajput's sisters, Meetu Singh and Priyanka Singh. The Mumbai Police has registered a case of abetment to suicide and transferred it to the CBI in accordance with a Supreme Court order in the case. The Rajput family lawyer has said they would contest the filing of the FIR in court.

Three central probe agencies - the Central Bureau of Investigation, the Enforcement Directorate and the Narcotics Control Bureau - are investigating Ms Chakraborty and her family for their alleged role in Sushant Singh Rajput's death on June 14.

The Narcotics Control Bureau first started looking into the Sushant Rajput death case 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.

The NCB's case hinges on 59 grams of curated marijuana found on alleged drug peddlers Abbas Lakhani and Karan Arora who were arrested earlier, and have now been granted bail. More seizures were made from other alleged drug dealers linked to Showik Chakraborty and Samuel Miranda.

The NCB has also claimed that Mr Rajput's cook Dipesh Sawant collected and delivered a total of 165 grams of marijuana between March and June - on orders from Rhea and Showik Chakraborty. Sawant also told the NCB he saw Mr Rajput smoke marijuana in September 2018.

Till now, a total of nine people - Abbas Lakhani, Karan Arora, Zaid Vilatra, Abdel Basit Parihar, Anuj Keswani, Kaizan Ibrahim, Showik Chakraborty, Samuel Miranda and Dipesh Sawant - have been arrested in this case.