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Rhea Chakraborty procured drugs for Sushant Singh Rajput: NCB tells Mumbai Court, seeks 14-day judicial custody of actress

The Bureau submitted that Rhea's statement makes it clear that she "is an active member of drug syndicate connected with drug supplies."

Debayan Roy

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has sought 14 days' judicial custody of Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty from the court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate at Esplanade, Greater Mumbai.

While revealing a deep web of persons involved in procurement and distribution of Marijuana, hashish, and other drugs, NCB stated before the Court that Rhea's brother Showik Chakraborty revealed that he used to facilitate the delivery of drugs through peddlers. Further, it was claimed that every payment was made with the knowledge of Rhea Chakraborty.

NCB also stated that Rajput's house manager Samuel Miranda confessed that he used to procure drugs on the direction of Sushant Singh Rajput and Rhea Chakraborty. The Court was told,

"During statement present respondent Rhea Chakraborty revealed about her involvement in procurement of drug and financial transaction and also her Instructions to Samuel Miranda, Dipesh Sawant and Showik Chakraborty in this regard."

The Bureau further submitted that Rhea's statement makes it clear that she "is an active member of drug syndicate connected with drug supplies." The application filed by NCB reads,

"It is also clear from the statement that the present respondent used to procure drugs for Sushant Singh Rajput for consumption purpose. The present respondent used to manage finance for drug procurement along with Sushant Singh Rajput."

Application filed by NCB

Rhea Chakraborty was arrested by the NCB today for alleged offences under Section 8(c), 20(b)(ii), 22, 27 A, 28, 29 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985.

The authorities have maintained that since investigation in this case is at a preliminary stage as the "revelation made by the respondent is to be verified and the known and unknown associates of the above-named respondent have to be traced and apprehended", judicial custody till September 21 would be needed.

The Court has granted 14 days of custody to Narcotics Control Bureau.

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