Rhea’s brother in NCB custody
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), which on Saturday obtained the custody of Rhea Chakraborty’s brother Showik in the drugs case linked to the probe into actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, said it had got “inkling” of the narcotics network and penetration in Bollywood.
Showik “dealt in drugs with many others”, the NCB told a court here as it obtained his custody along with that of Rajput’s house manager Samuel Miranda till September 9.
NCB Deputy Director-General of the south-west region Mutha Ashok Jain told media persons that while the agency’s mandate is to “look for the big fish” and probe international and interstate drugs transactions, it will “not shirk its responsibility” now that it is getting information about this alleged drugs nexus.
“Normally this is not part of our mandate, but now that we are getting information… This case has given us an inkling of the network and the extent of the penetration,” he said.
“The whole idea of taking custody remand (of Showik and Miranda) is to make people confront each other to clarify their individual role. So, yes we will be asking her (Rhea) to join the investigation and maybe some other people because we also need clarity as to who did what,” Jain added.
Showik and Miranda were arrested on Friday night by the NCB under the NDPS Act after questioning them for 10 hours.
The NCB produced them in a court here on Saturday.
Seeking their custody, it said Showik needs to be confronted with Rajput’s personal staff Dipesh Sawant, and Rhea who is the main accused in the actor’s death case. Meanwhile, a CBI team visited Rajput’s Bandra flat again on Saturday as part of its investigation into the suicide case.