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NCB: Showik may help 'uproot Bollywood drug citadel', Rhea to be probed

IANS
Filed on September 5, 2020
Showik Chakraborty, Rhea Chakraborty, Samuel Miranda, Bollywood, drugs, Sushant Singh Rajput, CBI, NCB, death, case, Narcotics Control Bureau

Showik will remain in custody till September 9.

Diving deep into the drugs angle in late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case, the Narcotics Control Bureau has claimed that prime accused Showik Chakraborty has revealed many names which could help "uproot the drug citadel in Bollywood and Mumbai", in its remand plea in Mumbai on Saturday.

Hinting at summons to or even the possible arrest of Sushant's ex-girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty, the NCB remand plea - seeking Showik's custody for five days' interrogation - says that he would have to be confronted with his sister (Rhea) and another person, Dipesh Sawant.

This was to investigate the specific roles/ingredients of criminal conspiracy, abetments and various attempts to commit offences, besides track and verify the financial trail of all the previous drug purchases of Showik -- who was arrested on September 4.

Based on the CDR records, WhatsApp chats and preliminary interrogation of those allegedly deeply entrenched in drug trafficking, the NCB said it wants to trace and verify "some characters" who are still absconding and have to be arrested.

Showik used to facilitate drug deliveries and payments through cash, credit cards, payment gateways for the contraband drugs, posing a serious threat to public safety and health, said the NCB in the remand plea filed before the Court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Mumbai.

He, along with co-accused Samuel Miranda, was shunted to NCB custody for four days till September 9, NCB Deputy Director M.A. Jain told mediapersons, while hinting at a possible international racket to the whole drugs angle.



 
 
 
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