Sushant Singh Rajput death case: NCB arrests Showik Chakraborty and Samuel Miranda in drug probe

In a huge development, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), on Friday, arrested Showik Chakraborty and Samuel Miranda in connection with the ongoing ‘drug case’ probe in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case.

This development comes minutes after Showik supposedly confessed that he had got drugs on the instructions of his sister – actor Rhea Chakraborty. Moreover, Showik claimed that Rhea had asked him and Sushant’s ex-house manager Samuel Miranda to get drugs adding that he was allegedly in contact with several other drug peddlers.

Earlier in the day, the NCB raided Showik Chakraborty’s and Samuel Miranda’s apartments and searched Rhea Chakraborty’s car, phone, and laptop in connection with the ‘drug case’. Moreover, sources at the NCB announced that Showik allegedly met ‘drug peddler’ Basit Parihar at a football club in Bandra to buy the drugs. Parihar was already in contact with another peddler named Sohail – who supposedly supplied Showik and Rhea, marijuana also known as ‘buds’. Rhea has already been issued a notice in the NCB case and is likely to be summoned.

Now, the wife and lawyer of Samuel have arrived at the NCB office in Mumbai. According to ANI, the lawyer Abhiraj Parab said, “We (Samuel Miranda’s wife & his lawyers) just came to enquire about where he is going to be produced and what are the charges against him. They said that they have nothing to offer as of now.”

ED has analysed Whatsapp conversations between Rhea and the others regarding consuming weed and Cannabidiol (CBD) illegally since 2017. It summarises three conversations which point to  – illegal procurement of weed by Showik in April-May 2020, Saha delivering CBD to Rhea to mix with Sushant Singh Rajput’s coffee in November 2019 and similar such conversations about obtaining weed illegally in March 2017 and April 2020. The ED has handed over these documents to the NCB which has already registered a case and is probing into the case.

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