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Sushant Singh Rajput News Updates: Rhea Chakraborty remanded to 14-day judicial custody in drugs case

Rhea Chakraborty Arrested LIVE Updates: Actor Rhea Chakraborty has been sent to judicial custody till 21 September, after her arrest in a drug case that came to light during investigation into circumstances leading to Sushant Singh Rajput's alleged suicide

FP Staff September 08, 2020 21:43:37 IST
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Sushant Singh Rajput News Updates: Rhea Chakraborty remanded to 14-day judicial custody in drugs case

Rhea Chakraborty along with her brother, Showik

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Sept 08, 2020 - 22:38 (IST)

Sushant Singh Rajput News and Latest Updates

Court rejects Rhea Chakraborty's bail plea 

Sept 08, 2020 - 21:39 (IST)

Sushant Singh Rajput News and Latest Updates

Rhea Chakraborty remanded to 14-day judicial custody 

Actor Rhea Chakraborty has been sent to judicial custody till 21 September, after her arrest in a drugs case that came to light during investigation into circumstances leading to Sushant Singh Rajput's alleged suicide. Rhea is entitled to apply for bail since the Narcotics Control Bureau -- the primary investigating agency in the case -- has indicated it was satisfied with Rhea's responses during probe and does not require further custodial interrogation at the moment. 

Sept 08, 2020 - 21:17 (IST)

Sushant Singh Rajput News and Latest Updates

Rhea Chakraborty's arrest finds resonance in Bihar ahead of state election

Rhea Chakraborty has been arrested for procurement of drugs by her own admission by the Narcotics Control Bureau. The arrest comes as part of a tri-agency probe in the wake of actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death by suicide. The current case, however, is not directly connected to Sushant's death but is in relation to drugs abuse, which was revealed from the actors' chat history. 

However, notwithstanding the fact that the current case is unrelated to Sushant's death, Rhea's arrest has found resonance in the late actor's home state, which is also going to hold assembly elections this year. The ruling NDA in Bihar on Tuesday asserted that Rhea Chakrabortys arrest by Narcotics Control Bureau was "an important step" in the direction of securing justice for Patna-born actor. 

Bihar police chief Gupteshwar Pandey also reacted with an air of vindication on the development. "Rhea has finally been arrested. We have been seeking a CBI inquiry into the case since the very beginning as the Maharashtra government and the Mumbai police seemed intent on driving the probe in a wrong direction.

LJP and JD(U) leaders also expressed satisfaction on Rhea's arrest and hoped that this will solve the mystery surrounding Sushant's death. 

Sept 08, 2020 - 21:06 (IST)

Sushant Singh Rajput News and Latest Updates

LJP's Chirag Paswan says Rhea Chakraborty's arrest will silence her supporters

Sept 08, 2020 - 21:03 (IST)

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Actor Tapsee Pannu comes out in support of Rhea Chakraborty

Sept 08, 2020 - 20:43 (IST)

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NCB's remand report has no mention of Rhea consuming drugs 

The remand report filed by Narcotics Control Bureau has no mention of Rhea Chakraborty consuming any drugs, media reports said. A copy of the reported tweeted out by journalist Dhanya Rajendran also reveals that the NCB case is based on Rhea's admission of allegations raised against her. 

Sept 08, 2020 - 20:33 (IST)

Sushant Singh Rajput News and Latest Updates

NCB says Rhea Chakraborty admitted to buying drugs

Mutha Ashok Jain, Deputy DG, South-Western Region, NCB, told the media on Tuesday that Rhea Chakraborty has accepted allegations that she used to buy drugs for Sushant Singh Rajput on the latter's insistence. The NCB said that it did not recover any drugs in Rhea's possession and has arrested her on the basis of her own statement and preliminary investigation. 

Sept 08, 2020 - 20:08 (IST)

Sushant Singh Rajput News and Latest Updates

Rhea Chakraborty reaches NCB office for magisterial hearing

Actor Rhea Chakraborty has reached the NCB office in Mumbai. She will be produced before a competent court from here via video conferencing. 

Sept 08, 2020 - 19:32 (IST)

Sushant Singh Rajput News and Latest Updates

Rhea Chakraborty tests coronavirus negative, say reports 

Rhea Chakraborty has tested negative for the novel coronavirus. She underwent the test as part of procedural medical examination at the Sion Hospital, Mumbai, after her arrested by the NCB, India Today reported. 

Sept 08, 2020 - 19:21 (IST)

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NCB won't seek custody for Rhea Chakraborty

Rhea Chakraborty Arrested Latest Updates: Actor Rhea Chakraborty has been sent to judicial custody till 21 September, after her arrest in a drug case that came to light during investigation into circumstances leading to Sushant Singh Rajput's alleged suicide

Various media reports suggest that NCB may not seek remand of actor Rhea Chakraborty when she is produced before a court today following her arrest.

Rhea Chakraborty's lawyer, Satish Maneshinde in a statement said, "Travesty of Justice. Three central agencies hounding a single Woman just because she was in love with a drug addict and was suffering from mental health issues for several years

Actress Rhea Chakraborty has reportedly been arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in connection with the drug angle in Sushant Singh Rajput's death case, reports Asian News International. As per a News 18 report, the actress, accused of abetting her boyfriend and late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's suicide, will be presented before the court after a round of routine medical tests.

News of Chakraborty's arrest comes after three days of questioning by the NCB, which is probing a drug angle in the case. KPS Malhotra, Deputy Director, Narcotics Control Bureau confirmed the news saying, Chakraborty has been arrested by the NCB.

Actor Rhea Chakraborty arrested by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in Mumbai: KPS Malhotra, Deputy Director, Narcotics Control Bureau pic.twitter.com/aB4zKOoawL

The agency had said that it wants to question Rhea and confront her with her younger brother Showik Chakraborty (24), Rajput's house manager Samuel Miranda (33), and his house staffer Dipesh Sawant to ascertain their roles in this alleged drug racket after it obtained mobile phone chat records and other electronic data that suggested some banned drugs were allegedly procured by these people.

These three men were arrested by the NCB in this case over the last few days.

The officials said the actress was questioned on these lines on Sunday.

Rajput, 34, was found hanging in his apartment in suburban Bandra on 14 June following which the Mumbai Police had lodged an Accidental Death Report (ADR). And an investigation of circumstances surrounding his death lead to the discovery of the drug angle in the case.

Apart from the NCB case, Rhea is separately dealing with a CBI investigation in Sushant's death and an Enforcement Directorate probe in money laundering charges.

On 25 July, Rajput's father KK Singh lodged a complaint with Patna police against Rhea Chakraborty, her parents Indrajit and Sandhya Chakraborty, her brother, the late actor's former manager Shruti Modi and his house manager Samuel Miranda.

He accused them of cheating and abetting his son's suicide. He also claimed that the accused persons had siphoned off Rs 15 crore from his son's bank accounts.

Based on this allegation, the Enforcement Directorate is probing money laundering charges.

The FIR lodged by Patna police was later transferred to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

(With inputs from Press Trust of India)

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