On Tuesday, the Narcotic Control Bureau arrested Rhea Chakraborty in Mumbai, after a three days interrogation concerning drug-related allegations in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case. Rhea has been charged with organizing drugs for the Bollywood star. Sources suggest that Rhea was arrested by the NCB after she admitted being involved in the organization.
Currently, cross-examination on the plea for Rhea’s bail is going on in Mumbai. Mutha Ashok Jain, Deputy DG, South-Western Region, NCB, said that the agency will oppose bail to Rhea. “We are only seeking judicial custody but we don’t support the bail”. he said, adding, “Rhea will be produced before the magistrate soon”. Whereas her Advocate Satish Mahashinde is constantly trying to get Rhea out of NCB’s grip. He said Rhea is being penalized for loving a drug addict.
The Narcotics Control Bureau started its investigation in the mid-august based on Rhea’s WhatsApp chats which suggested alleged conversations around procuring drugs.
The conclusion of the “three-day” investigation.
The Narcotics Control Bureau claims to have proof that Rhea and Showik Chakraborty arranged drugs like marijuana for Sushant Singh Rajput along with the actor’s house manager Samuel Miranda and another employee Dipesh Sawant.
The bureau proclaimed that Dipesh Sawant has collected and delivered a total of 165 grams of marijuana. The delivery was done between March and June on demand of Rhea and Showik Chakraborty. Sawant also told investigators he has seen Sushant Singh Rajput smoking marijuana ever since he started working with him in September 2018.
While most of the countrymen and Sushant’s supporters are busy celebrating the first victory in the case, there are many others including B-town celebrities who are mourning and lamenting over Rhea’s arrest. Take a look to know who.
Diya Mirza without even uttering a word expressed her disagreement with Rhea’s arrest. She posted a black image on her Instagram today. She even gave a grave example of pseudo feminism by accusing patriarchy as the reason for her arrest in a tweet.
Later well-known personalities like Kunal Kamra and Ankur Tewari also tweeted opposing the arrest with #justiceforRhea.
But what’s next?
Now, after the arrest of the lead accused in a totally different case, it’s really hard to determine what’s next for NCB and other investigating agencies as well. Rhea according to some is arrested for something that everyday one or other Mumbaikar is arrested for, drug peddling. But is that it? Is that justice expected?
Well, the scenario is much more complicated than it seems to be. A lot of things are still to unwind, the complicated mystery of Sushant’s death isn’t going to conclude itself so soon, at least not before dragging the real culprits out, who have been hiding behind the scarf named RHEA. A lot of names are still to pop-up, till then stay tuned!
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