"We had to arrest them under the provisions of NDPS."
Rhea Chakraborty’s brother, Showik Chakraborty and Sushant’s former house manager Samuel Miranda have been found guilty by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB).
The pair underwent medical tests before appearing in court. Showik and Samuel were probed concerning their involvement in the late actor’s demise.
Sushant Singh Rajput reportedly committed suicide on 14 June 2020. His shocking death continues to be investigated by the NCB.
According to an interaction with Times Now, NCB Director KPS Malhotra has disclosed their involvement in the case and its findings.
NCB Director KPS Malhotra revealed:
“In this investigation, we registered a case in which the seizes took place of the contraband and even the financial seizes took place and the positive links of the backward and the forward can lead us to the seven arrests so far.
“The recent arrests being Showik and Miranda.”
Malhotra disclosed the roles of Showik Chakraborty and Samuel Miranda. He revealed:
“From the NDPS/Legal point of view, their role can be summed up with three sections – section 20b of NDPS which is about cannabis – the bud which falls under cannabis property.
“Then it is sections 28 and 29 – section 28 is an attempt and 29 is the conspiracy behind the contraband.”
Speaking about why both of them have been found guilty, Malhotra said:
“Yes, the evidences have been found against them under similar sections and the transactions which came during the interrogation and which can be linked with the digital trail, they were arrested in this case.”
Alongside the seven arrests made, 4 others were also arrested. Malhotra continued to reveal their role in the case:
“The case always starts off with a trail either financial or contraband, or in NDPS the case can be without this position this contraband.
“So, the persons who were arrested were due to the position of the contraband, and they were a part of the network who supplied the contraband.
“There was one person who was arrested who had a substantial amount of drug money, he was arrested and his charges would be tried to frame as section 27(a) – a financial one.
“So depending on the role, different people were found to be having enough evidences so we needed a custodial interrogation or we had to arrest them under the provisions of NDPS.”
Showik’s sister and the girlfriend of the late actor, Rhea is also considered a suspect by many fans and the media.
Recently, Rhea Chakraborty’s WhatsApp chats were accessed suggesting her link with the drug conspiracy angle. Replying to whether she could be arrested, Malhotra commented:
“Its a prospective question and the question which will unfold as per the investigation.
“Commenting on that question will be tough and it will be based on speculation so I will be resisting to comment on that.”
Many names of various Bollywood stars have also been bought to light in Sushant’s case. Speaking about the Bollywood industry, Malhotra said:
“As far as the mandate of NCB is concerned it is about how to control the drug trafficking networks. Who were in the network irrespective of the position, class, creed, religion whatsoever, those people are on the radar.
“It’s not only just on the mandate of NCB it is also with the overall drug law enforcement agencies.”
“Saying specifically about a special group, but yes this case revolves around that particular sort of culture so that’s why most of the discussion comes about the Bollywood industry.”
She claimed to know a lot of people who are involved in the drug culture in the industry. Asked whether the NCB will be seeking her help, Malhotra revealed:
“As such no decision so far and if the decision so will be taken our competent authority.
“Whosoever has any information about drug trafficking they are free to approach Narcotics Control Bureau we have our emails we have our phone numbers, so it’s not about any specific person overall.
“Anybody having information can contact us and we would like to the nation in that regard.”