NCB’s Mumbai Zonal Director Sameer Wankhade, who overlooked the entire probe, confirmed the development but declined to comment on further details.
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) is expected to submit its chargesheet today in the drug probe related to the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The chargesheet is expected to have more than 1,000 pages.
Sushant’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik Chakraborty and 33 others were arrested in this case. Among those arrested were people associated with Bollywood, Sushant’s domestic help, alleged drug peddlers and suppliers. 5 accused in the case are absconding.
The NCB had in August last year registered two cases related to drugs in connection with the death of Rajput. The NCB had arrested Rajput’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty and his brother Showik Chakraborty in connection with the case besides several other persons in September last year. They are currently out on bail.
On February 2 this year, the NCB summoned Rishikesh Pawar — whose name had first figured during the investigation in September 2020 for allegedly acting as a drug conduit. The agency sleuths raided Pawar’s residence and seized some gadgets. He was also questioned about his role in the drugs nexus.
On June 14, 2020, Sushant, 34, was found hanging at his duplex rented flat in a posh building in Bandra, triggering a massive furore in Bollywood and political circles.
The NCB also questioned several celebrities, including Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Rakul Preet Singh, Karishma Prakash and others in connection with the case.
Besides NCB, the Central Bureau of Investigation and the ED are investigating the death and financial angle of the case.