Sushant Singh Rajput case: NCB gets five-day custody of Showik Chakraborty, Samuel Miranda

They were arrested on Friday night under various sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act after questioning of 10 hours.

Published: 05th September 2020 03:04 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th September 2020 10:54 AM   |  A+A-

Rhea Chakraborty's brother Showik Chakraborty

Rhea Chakraborty's brother Showik Chakraborty (File photo| ANI)

Express News Service

MUMBAI:  The Narcotics Control Bureau, which on Saturday obtained custody of Rhea Chakraborty’s brother Showik in the drugs case for five days. The arrest is linked to the probe into actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death.

The agency is said to be probing ‘narcotics network and penetration’ in Bollywood. Showik Chakraborty 'dealt in drugs with many others', the NCB told a court as it obtained his custody alongwith that of Rajput’s house manager Samuel Miranda till September 9.

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"Normally this is not part of our mandate but now that we are getting information... This case has given us an inkling of the network and the extent of the penetration," NCB Deputy DG of south-west region, Mutha Ashok Jain, said.

"The whole idea of taking custody remand is to make people confront each other to clarify their individual role. So, yes we will be asking her (Rhea) to join investigation and may be some other people because we also need to clarity as to who did what," he said. Showik and Miranda were arrested on Friday night by the NCB.

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