In a statement on the arrest of 24-year-old Showik Chakraborty, who is the brother of actress Rhea Chakraborty, father Indrajit Chakraborty said: “Congratulations India, you have arrested my son. I am sure the next on the line is my daughter and I don’t know who is next. You have effectively demolished a middle class family. But of course, for the sake of justice everything is justified. Jai Hind.” Rhea is being investigated in a case related to the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
The federal anti-narcotics agency Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) had on Friday arrested Showik and Samuel Miranda, Rajput’s house manager. Three of the seven arrested, Showik, Miranda and Vilatra (21), are in NCB custody, the agency said.
When the probe in the case began, the agency had arrested two men, Abbas Lakhani and Karan Arora, for alleged drug peddling. Miranda, they had said, used to allegedly procure drugs from them on the purported instructions of Showik, PTI reports claimed. The reports also said Rhea (28), Rajput’s live-in partner, is expected to be summoned for questioning soon. This case has given the NCB an “inkling” into the narcotics network and its penetration in Bollywood or Hindi movie industry, NCB Deputy Director General Mutha Ashok Jain told reporters outside the agency’s office on Saturday.
Various angles surrounding the death of the 34-year-old actor are being probed by three federal agencies, including the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The NCB is probing the drug angle in this case under criminal sections of the NDPS Act after the ED shared with it a report following the cloning of two mobile phones of Rhea.
Rajput was found dead at his flat in suburban Bandra area on June 14.