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Sushant Singh Rajput death: Narcotics officers arrest Rhea Chakraborty in drug case

The actress was arrested after three days of questioning by officers of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB).

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After three days of questioning, officers of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) placed actress Rhea Chakraborty under arrest in connection with a drug case related to the death of her boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput.

KPS Malhotra, deputy director of the NCB, told the Asian News International (ANI) agency that Chakraborty was arrested in Mumbai and booked under various sections of the stringent Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.

The drug case centres on the procurement of 59 grams of marijuana from two alleged drug peddlers identified as Abbas Lakhani and Karan Arora who were allegedly linked to Rajput.

Soon after the arrest, Chakraborty was taken for a medical examination. Reports suggested she would not be produced in court today.

Rajput’s sister Shweta Singh Kirti tweeted, “God is with us.” There were many others on Twitter who were excitedly expressing happiness though they have no connection with the late actor.

The NCB had earlier arrested Rhea’s brother Showik Chakraborty, Rajput’s house manager Samuel Miranda and his house staffer Dipesh Sawant in connection with the same case.

Earlier in the day, the Mumbai police registered a first information report (FIR) against Rajput’s sisters Priyanka Singh and Meetu Singh and a doctor based in Delhi for abetment of the actor's suicide, cheating and forgery as well as various sections of the NDPS Act. The FIR was lodged on the basis of a complaint filed by Rhea Chakraborty yesterday.

According to the FIR, the people named 'hatched a conspiracy and obtained false prescription on the letterhead of a government hospital for a banned medicine which is annexed under the NDPS Act and administered the same without supervising doses and quantity which may have resulted in a chronic anxiety attack and in the commission of suicide'.