Rhea Chakraborty on Sunday informed the Narcotics Control Bureau that late Sushant Singh Rajput was “habitual” in using marijuana,an NCB source,adding that she was cooperating in the investigation but was “evasive” in some instances.
Rhea also reportedly admitted to having procured drugs through Sushant’s house staffer Dipesh Sawant but said it was for SSR and his friends. Rhea allegedly blamed Sushant and his friend circle including some Bollywood names for consuming drugs.
The actress appeared before the NCB for questioning for the second straight day on Monday in the drugs case linked to the death of Sushant Singh Rajput. She was questioned for about six hours by the agency for the first time in this case on Sunday.
The NCB said that once Rhea deposes, it wants to confront her with her younger brother Showik Chakraborty,Rajput’s house manager Samuel Miranda and his house staffer Dipesh Sawant to ascertain their roles in this alleged drug racket after it obtained mobile phone chat records and other electronic data that suggested some banned drugs were allegedly procured by these people.The NCB, over the last two days,has arrested these three men in this case.
Rhea Chakraborty was earlier questioned by the Enforcement Directorate and the Central Bureau of Investigation too. Rhea,in interviews given to multiple TV news channels,has said that she has never consumed drugs herself.She had,however,claimed that the late actor used to consume marijuana.It is claimed that Miranda told NCB investigators that he used to procure bud or curated marijuana for the late actor’s household.
A total of eight people have been arrested till now by the NCB with six being directly linked to this probe while two were arrested by it when the investigation was launched under criminal sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.