Sahil used to supply drugs.
An alleged drug dealer linked to the drugs case in connection with Sushant Singh Rajput’s death was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on January 28, 2022.
Sahil Shah, a neighbour of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, was held after he returned to Mumbai from Dubai.
Sahil’s name had cropped up during the investigation of an accused in a drug case related to the death of Sushant, an NCB official said.
He will be questioned in a marijuana seizure case of 2021 as well as the death of the actor in 2020.
According to reports, Sahil had been on the run for nine months after his name was first revealed by NCB officials in connection with their investigation into the drugs case.
In June 2021, Sahil had filed the plea to protect himself from arrest after reports claimed he was a suspect in the drugs probe related to Sushant Singh Rajput’s death.
Before this, his bail application had been rejected by a lower court as well.
In April 2021, NCB director Samir Wankhede had told the media that the probe had found that Sahil used to supply drugs to Karan Arora and Abbas Lakhani.
Both Karan and Abbas were arrested in connection with the Sushant Singh Rajput case.
Sushant died by suicide in June 2020 at the age of 34.
After initial investigations by the Mumbai Police, the NCB stepped in to investigate a drugs angle into his death.
The NCB made several arrests over time, including Sushant’s girlfriend, Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik in September 2020.
Rhea Chakraborty had spent close to a month in jail before being released while her brother got out on bail nearly three months later.
The probe is still underway.
Sushant first achieved success when he starred as the male lead in Ekta Kapoor’s show Pavitra Rishta.
His role earned him several awards including Indian Television Academy Awards and BIG Star Entertainment Awards.
The actor’s sudden death shocked fans and the Bollywood industry alike.
In a statement, Sushant Singh Rajput’s spokesperson had said:
“It pains us to share that Sushant Singh Rajput is no longer with us.
“We request his fans to keep him in their thoughts and celebrate his life, and his work like they have done so far.
“We request the media to help us maintain privacy at this moment of grief.”