- The NCB started the probe following the loss of life of Sushant Rajput final June
- It had earlier arrested Ms Chakraborty and her brother below NDPS Act
- Of the 33 accused, eight are nonetheless in judicial custody
The Narcotics Management Bureau (NCB) in the present day named 33 folks, together with actress Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik, in a chargesheet filed earlier than a particular courtroom in Mumbai in a case associated to the loss of life of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput final 12 months. The doc of practically 12,000 pages has statements recorded of greater than 200 witnesses.
The chargesheet accuses Ms Chakraborty of being a part of a “drug syndicate” and claims she was a part of a conspiracy to obtain and provide medication, NCB sources advised information company PTI.
Amongst these named within the case embrace Kshitij Prasad, former govt producer of Dharmatic Leisure; Deepesh Sawant, a member of Sushant Singh’s home employees; suspected drug sellers Zaid Vilatra and Abdel Basit Parihar and Samuel Mirnada.
Of the 33 accused, eight are nonetheless in judicial custody whereas the remainder together with Rhea Chakraborty and her brother are out on bail.
The NCB started the probe following the loss of life of Mr Rajput, 34, final June. It had arrested each Ms Chakraborty and her brother below varied sections of the Narcotic Medication and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, however they had been launched afterward bail. Of the 33 accused, eight are nonetheless in judicial custody.
Throughout the investigation, a number of substances, digital devices, and Indian in addition to overseas forex had been seized. The chargesheet now states that the assessments verify that the seized substances had been narcotic in nature. This contains charas, ganja, LSD, ecstasy, and psychotropic substances equivalent to alprazolam and clonazepam coated below provisions of the NDPS Act.
The company has additionally claimed that incriminating proof, comprising digital proof, name information, WhatsApp chats, location tags, video and voice recordings, and a number of other different paperwork had been submitted.
The NCB started probing drug cartels’ hyperlinks to the movie trade following revelations from a number of WhatsApp chats within the wake of Mr Rajput’s loss of life. Subsequently, a number of prime celebrities, together with Deepika Padukone, Firoz Nadiadwala, and Shraddha Kapoor, had been questioned.