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Rhea Chakraborty received drugs from co-accused, handed it over to Sushant Singh Rajput, says NCB draft charges

Hindi actor Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik. File

Hindi actor Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik. File | Photo Credit: PTI

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has charged actor Rhea Chakraborty for receiving and delivering marijuana to her boyfriend, late actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

In its draft charges against Ms. Chakraborty, the NCB has said, she received multiple deliveries of marijuana from many co-accused, including her brother Showik, and handed them over to Rajput.

The agency states, “Rhea Chakroborty received many deliveries of ganja from Samuel Miranda, Showik Charoborty and Dipesh Sawant and others and handed over those deliveries to actor late Sushant Singh Rajput and made payments for those deliveries at the instance Showik and Late Sushant Singh Rajput during the period March 2020 to September 2020.”

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On June 14, 2020, Rajput was found dead at his Bandra apartment and the Mumbai police spokesperson and deputy commissioner of police Pranay Ashok said, “He died by suicide. Mumbai Police is investigating. The police have not found any (suicide) note yet.”

Ms. Chakraborty, arrested on September 8, 2020, was sent to jail and was granted bail by the Bombay High Court on October 7, 2020.

On July 28, Rajput’s father, K.K. Singh, registered a First Information Report (FIR) against Ms. Chakraborty at Rajiv Nagar Police Thana in Patna. She has been booked under sections 341 (wrongful restraint), 342 (wrongful confinement), 380 (theft), 406 (breach of trust), 420 (cheating), 306 (abetment to suicide) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

On August 7, the Central Bureau of Investigation registered an FIR against Ms. Chakraborty, her brother and four others. The FIR has been filed under sections 306, 341, 342, 380, 406, 420, 506 (criminal intimidation) and 120 (B) (criminal conspiracy) of IPC.

On August 26, 2020, the NCB registered a criminal complaint against Ms. Chakraborty and charged her under section 8(c) (produce, manufacture, possess, sell, purchase, transport, warehouse, use, consume, import); 20(b)(ii) (punishment for contravention in relation to cannabis plant and cannabis where such contravention relates to small quantity, involves quantity lesser than commercial quantity but greater than small quantity, involves commercial quantity); 22 (punishment for contravention in relation to psychotropic substances); 27A (punishment for financing illicit traffic and harbouring offenders); 28 (punishment for attempts to commit offences); and 29 (punishment for abetment and criminal conspiracy) of the Narcotics Drugs Psychotropic Substances Act.


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