Rhea Chakraborty summoned by Narcotics Bureau, asked to join probe

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Published: September 6,2020 09:22 AM
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September 6, 2020: Actor Rhea Chakraborty has been summoned by the Narcotics Control Bureau or NCB, which is probing the drugs angle in Sushant Singh Rajput death case.

September 6, 2020: Actor Rhea Chakraborty has been summoned by the Narcotics Control Bureau or NCB, which is probing the drugs angle in Sushant Singh Rajput death case. She has been asked to join the probe today, two days after her brother Showik was arrested by the NCB. The officials from the investigating agency reached her Mumbai house this morning to serve the summons.





On Saturday, the NCB said Showik Chakraborty "will be confronted with her sister" Rhea after the anti-drugs probe agency was given his custody till September 9. Mr Chakraborty has "given so many names with whom he was dealing in drugs", the NCB said in its remand application.



Rhea Chakraborty, her family and others are being over Sushant Singh Rajput's family's allegations that she mentally harassed the actor and had a role in his death. The NCB on Friday morning raided her Mumbai house; her brother was arrested the same night.



The drug investigation began after WhatsApp chats retrieved from Rhea Chakraborty's phone revealed an alleged conversation about procuring drugs between her and a contact saved as "Miranda Sushi" - believed to be Sushant Singh Rajput's house manager Samuel Miranda, who was also arrested by the NCB on Friday. 



The NCB started probing the case started with the seizure of 158 gm of cannabis on August 28.



Actor Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead at his Bandra home in Mumbai on June 14; he was 34. Mumbai police had said at that time he died by suicide.





The case has triggered a huge political row ever since. It also sparked a debate on mental health issues.