Sushant Singh Rajput’s girlfriend Actor Rhea Chakraborty was arrested in Mumbai today by the NCB Narcotics Control Bureau after three days of questioning in connection with drugs-related allegations in the Sushant Singh Rajput case. The anti-drugs agency will not seek her custody during an online court hearing later today, say sources; the agency says it has the evidence and information it needs. The court will decide whether to grant her bail.
She was arrested in Mumbai by NCB in connection with drugs- related allegations in the actor’s death case, an NCB official said.
Rhea, 28, had earlier denied consuming drugs. Her brother Showik Chakraborty was arrested last week in the case.
Sources say Rhea Chakraborty, who dated Sushant Singh Rajput in his final months, admitted to organising drugs for the Bollywood star and also using them at times, during hours of questioning.
She faces charges that could lead to jail for up to 10 years
The 28-year-old, named as an accused in the CBI investigation into Sushant Singh Rajput’s death on June 14, had denied using drugs in TV interviews.
The Narcotics Control Bureau started its inquiries based on WhatsApp chats retrieved from Rhea Chakraborty’s phone, which revealed alleged conversations around procuring drugs.
Sources said on her second day of questioning yesterday, Rhea Chakraborty told the Narcotics Control Bureau – “Whatever I did, I did for Sushant”.