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Sushant Singh Rajput case | Rhea Chakraborty appears before NCB again

Bollywood actor Rhea Chakraborty leaves the Narcotics Control Bureau office in Mumbai on September 6, 2020.   | Photo Credit: PTI

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) questioned actor Rhea Chakraborty for the second consecutive day on Monday in connection with the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. She was quizzed for about eight hours. On Sunday, it recorded her statement for close to six hours. She has been asked to join the investigation again on Tuesday.

 

And Ms. Chakraborty filed a complaint with the Mumbai Police against Sushant’s sister Priyanka Singh and a doctor at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in Delhi among others, alleging forgery and other violations under the NDPS (Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances) Act and Tele Medicine Practice Guidelines-2020.

 

Her brother, Showik, was arrested last week along with Sushant’s housekeeping manager, Samuel Miranda, for allegedly procuring drugs. They are currently in the NCB custody. In the same case, the NCB has also arrested alleged drug peddler, Anuj Keshwani, following seizure of drugs and cash from him on Sunday.

 

It is alleged that a bogus medical prescription depicting Sushant as an Out-Patient Department person was obtained when he was in Mumbai on June 8. It purportedly prescribed drugs listed in the schedule of the NDPS Act as psychotropic substances. The Tele Medicines Practice Guidelines prohibit prescribing any narcotic or psychotropic substance listed in the NDPS Act.

 

Rhea father’s statement

Ms. Chakraborty’s father, Indrajit Chakraborty, earlier issued a statement protesting the arrest of his son. “Congratulations India, you have arrested my son, I’m sure next on the line is my daughter and I don't know who is next thereafter. You have effectively demolished a middle-class family. But of course, for the sake of justice everything is justified. Jai hind,” he said.

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Mr. Chakraborty, a retired Lieutenant Colonel, is also an accused in the case, which is being probed by the CBI for abetment to suicide, criminal conspiracy, cheating, breach of trust, theft, wrongful restraint and confinement. He has been questioned multiple times by the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate.

 

Ms. Chakraborty has refuted all the charges, stating that she is innocent. She has been provided security by the Mumbai Police.

 

On June 8, 2020, Sushant showed her text messages he exchanged with his sister. Ms. Singh had sent him a list of medications and she (Ms. Chakraborty) explained to him that going by the seriousness of his condition and that he had been prescribed medicines by those who have examined him, he should not take any other medication, least of all the ones prescribed by his sister, who has no medical degree, Ms. Chakraborty said.

 

Ms. Chakraborty claimed that Sushant and herself had a disagreement on this and he said he would take only the medicines prescribed by his sister. He then told her to leave the house, as his other sister, Mithu Singh, was coming to live with him and would take care of him. “It is shocking to know that Priyanka Singh arranged for prescription for Sushant by one Dr Tarun Kumar, an associate professor of Cardiology from the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital. The document appears to be forged and fabricated,” her complaint said.

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