Sushant Singh Rajput death: Showik Chakraborty, Samuel Miranda remanded to NCB custody till 9 September

Showik Chakraborty and Samuel Miranda were arrested by the NCB under various sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act on Friday night

Press Trust of India September 05, 2020 12:21:36 IST
Sushant Singh Rajput death: Showik Chakraborty, Samuel Miranda remanded to NCB custody till 9 September

A Mumbai court on Saturday remanded Showik Chakraborty and Samuel Miranda, arrested in connection with the drugs probe linked to actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death, to the custody of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) till 9 September.

While Showik is the brother of Rhea Chakraborty, the main accused in the case, Miranda was Rajput's house manager.

According to a tweet by CNN News18, Kaizan Ibrahim, the alleged drug peddler, has been sent to a 14-day judiacial custody.

Check out the tweet below

The NCB earlier took Showik and Miranda to a civic hospital here for medical tests on Saturday morning, an official said.

After the tests, the duo were presented in a local court, he said.

They were arrested by the NCB under various sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act on Friday night after over 10 hours of questioning.

"Both the accused were taken to the civic-run Sion Hospital around 9.15 am on Saturday by an NCB team for formalities of medical tests," the official said.

"After the completion of the process, they will be produced in a court," he added.

The NCB has already arrested Zaid Vilatra (21) and Abdel Basit Parihar (23). They are currently in the probe agency's custody.

It is probing the drug angle in this case under criminal sections of the NDPS Act after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) shared with it a report following the cloning of two mobile phones of Rhea Chakraborty.

Meanwhile, the NCB will record the statement of Rajput's cook on Saturday in connection with a drugs probe linked to the actor's death, officials said.

They said the cook, Dipesh Sawant, has been made to join the investigation.

His role is that of a "witness" and he will be questioned and his statement recorded by the agency, they said.

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