Narcotics Control Bureau to file chargesheet in drug case related to SSR death
On Friday, the Narcotics Control Bureau will be filing its chargesheet in Special NDPS court. The Bureau has been investigating the drug connection with the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The chargesheet is expected to have more than 1,000 pages.
The chargesheet filed by NCB on Friday, names 33 accused and contains the statement of 200 witnesses. The hard copy contains over 12,000 pages and the digital format is around 50,000 pages. (ANI)
On June 14 last year, actor Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead at his duplex rented flat in Bandra. In August, the Narcotics Control Bureau registered a case linked with Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. This case was filed after the Enforcement Directorate disclosed alleged chats between Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik and Sushant Singh’s former manager and staff.
Since, August, NCB conducted several raids, after which Rhea, Showik and 33 others were arrested in this case. The first arrest was made in September. The arrested people were associated with Bollywood, Sushant’s domestic help, alleged drug peddlers and suppliers. Rhea, Showik, Sushant’s staff Miranda, Deepesh Sawant were booked for allegedly procuring drugs for Sushant. 5 accused in the case are absconding, while Rhea and Showik are out on bail.
Many Bollywood celebrities have been interrogated during the probe. Statements were recorded from personalities like Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Rakul Preet, Shraddha Kapoor, Arjun Rampal. However, in October, a Supreme Court ruling made it clear that confessional statements made before an investigating officer of an agency like NCB will not be considered as evidence to convict an accused.
On February 5, NCB arrested film director Rishikesh Pawar who was a friend of Sushant Singh Rajput. Kshitij Ravi Prasad was also arrested. Prasad was previously associated with Dharma Production’s digital arm.