BH CORRESPONDENT, Mumbai: Two days after Showik Chakraborty was arrested by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), his sister Rhea Chakraborty was questioned for over six hours today by NCB in connection with the allegations of drug abuse linked to Sushant Singh Rajput’s death on June 14. However, when Rhea was summoned before NCB at its Mumbai office on Sunday but the actress was mobbed by sea of media reporters.
Visuals showed how Rhea wearing a mask, struggled to make her way through the crowd to enter the investigating agency’s office amid huge security. However, the crowd did not maintain the COVID-19 guidelines and social distancing norms, which are being criticised on social media.
Meanwhile, Rhea’s lawyer Satish Maneshinde said that Rhea is ready for arrest and if loving someone is a crime, she will face consequences. “Rhea Chakraborty is ready for arrest. It’s a witch hunt. If loving someone is a crime, she’ll face consequences. Being innocent, she hasn’t approached any court for anticipatory bail in all cases foisted by Bihar Police with CBI, ED and NCB, ” he said.
NCB also arrested Sushant’s domestic help Dipesh Sawant in connection with the drugs probe. And on Sunday, Dipesh Sawant told NCB that he saw Sushant smoke marijuana in September 2018. However, Dipesh claimed he had never purchased marijuana for Sushant, but another member of the domestic staff – one Rishikesh Pawar – “used to bring ganja for Sushant sir”.
In an extensive “voluntary statement” given to the NCB, Dipesh said that another man – whom he identified as Abbas Khalooi – “was preparing ganja or charas for Sushant sir and also smoked with him”.
Meanwhile, Rhea’s father Indrajit Chakraborty has issued a statement after son Showik was arrested. He said, “Congratulation India, you have arrested my son, I’m sure next is my daughter and I do not know who is next there after. You have effectively demolished a middle class family for the sake of justice, everything is justified. Jai Hind.”
The court had also sent Kaizen Ibrahim, an alleged drug peddler, to 14-day judicial custody. However, he was granted bail soon after.