Mumbai, 29th September: Bollywood actress and Sushant Singh’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty is an active member of a drug syndicate.
According to Baaghi TV, India’s Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) revealed that Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik Chakraborty are active members of a drug company.
As per reports from India TV, Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik were active members of a drug syndicate that was connected with high society personalities and drug suppliers, NCB said in an affidavit filed before the High Court on Monday.
The NCB further said both Rhea Chakraborty and her brother had “abetted and financed” drug transactions. Therefore, the agency had booked them under the stringent section 27A of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, it said in the affidavit.
Section 27A provides punishment for up to 10 years for financing drug trafficking and harbouring offenders, and also carries a bar on a grant of bail.
NCB has opposed the bail pleas filed by Rhea and her brother in Bombay High Court.
If the siblings are released on bail, they could hamper the probe that is currently in a “crucial stage”, the NCB said.
It also said that Rhea Chakraborty and her brother used to facilitate drug deliveries and payment through credit cards, cash and other payment gateways.
India TV reports tell that NCB’s zonal director Sameer Wankhede on Monday submitted two separate affidavits in the HC wherein it said, “Electronic evidence such as WhatsApp chats, records were retrieved from mobile, laptop and hard-disk and it indicated payment made for drugs.”
“Thus, there is ample evidence to show present applicant Rhea has not only regularly dealt with but also financed illicit trafficking of drugs,” the NCB said.
The NCB further said in the affidavit that Rhea Chakraborty was aware of the fact that Rajput was into the consumption of drugs, and yet she had “harboured and concealed” it.
“This would tantamount to harbouring. Rhea also allowed her residence for drug storage and consumption by Rajput,” the affidavit said.
“It is clear from the statements and electronic evidence gathered by the NCB that the applicant is an active member of the drug syndicate connected with high society personalities and drug suppliers. There is sufficient evidence that she is involved in drug trafficking,” it said.
After the mysterious death of the Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, a pandora box of controversies has opened up in the Bollywood. Many big names are seen connected to the drug probe case carried out by the NCB.
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