Deepesh Sawant, the cook of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau or NCB on Saturday in a detailed investigation into drug abuse allegations following the film star’s death in June
Previously considered a witness in the case, Mr. Sawant was arrested after questioning since morning. With this, the total number of people arrested in this case has increased to eight.
On Friday, the Anti-Substance Agency arrested Shawik Chakraborty, the brother of Sushant Singh’s girlfriend Riya Chakraborty, and actor’s home manager Samuel Miranda, under various sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.
No drugs have yet been found on Shovik Chakraborty and the NCB’s case hinges on the discovery of 59 grams of cute marijuana from two individuals identified as Abbas Lakhani and Karan Arora and links allegedly to people close to Sushant Singh Were with
In his application, seeking the custody of Mr Chakraborty, the NCB said that he had given “so many names with whom he was doing drugs business” and would now be confronted with his sister Riya Chakraborty, who was questioned on Sunday Will be called for
Various angles surrounding the 34-year-old actor’s death are being investigated by three federal agencies, including the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Enforcement Directorate (ED) and NCB.
Sushant Singh’s father has made the only arrest in the case so far from the angle of drug possession under intense media glare for nearly three months after he accused Riya Chakraborty of committing suicide.
The NCB, which typically investigates cases of several kilos of contraceptive drugs, admitted that arrests of such small amounts of marijuana are uncommon.
“The Bureau of Narcotics Control is the largest agency to enforce anti-drug laws. We look at international connections and int-state connections. Usually this is not part of our mandate, but now that we are getting information Then we cannot abstain from our responsibility. ” NCB Deputy Director General Ashok Jain said.