The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Tuesday arrested two persons in connection with the drugs case in which actor Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik have been named as accused.
With these, 18 people, including Rhea and Showik, have been arrested in the case lodged in connection with actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death probe. According to NCB, it is probing the drug suppliers who sell contraband to those associated with the film industry.
On Tuesday, NCB formally arrested Goa resident Chris Costa, who was detained on Friday. The other accused arrested, Suryadeep Malhotra – who the agency said was Showik’s friend – was detained on Monday in Mumbai.
Both Costa and Malhotra were produced before a court on Tuesday, which sent them to NCB custody till September 17 and 18, respectively.
Further, the NCB seized a high-end car from Karamjeet Singh Anand alias KJ, who it said is the main supplier who provides drugs to those in the film industry through a network of people.
The NCB has claimed that interrogation of those arrested in connection with supplying marijuana to Sushant – through his cook Dipesh Sawant, housekeeper Samuel Miranda and Showik and Rhea – had led to the arrests so far.
While the investigating agency had earlier said that the names of a few actors have come up during Rhea’s questioning, it is yet to decide whether they would be summoned or investigated.
The NCB had initially registered an FIR against Rhea and others based on chats found on her cellphone.
However, it later registered another FIR against “drug suppliers to the film industry” and made the 18 arrests in connection to the case.
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