Rhea Chakraborty Charged by NCB for ‘Ganja’ Deliveries

Rhea Chakraborty has been charged by the NCB for buying marijuana for her boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput, who died in 2020.

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She even made payments for those deliveries.

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has claimed that Rhea Chakraborty had received multiple deliveries of ‘ganja’, which were handed over to Sushant Singh Rajput.

The anti-drug crackdown agency had filed the draft charges in June 2022 in the special NCB court against 35 accused in the drug case linked to the actor’s death.

According to the draft charges, all the accused entered into a conspiracy between March 2020 and December ‘with each other or in groups’ to purchase and distribute drugs in ‘high society and Bollywood’.

The draft charges alleged that the accused financed drug trafficking.

They also alleged that the accused consumed drugs without a valid licence, permit or authorisation within the Mumbai Metropolitan Region.

The report says: “Therefore, they have been charged under relevant provisions of the NDPS Act, including sections 27 and 27 A (financing illicit traffic and harbouring offenders) 28 (punishment for attempts to commit offences), 29 (whoever abets, or is a party to a criminal conspiracy).”

Rhea Chakraborty, who is listed as accused number 10, allegedly received many deliveries of ‘ganja’ from accused Samuel Miranda, her brother Showik, Dipesh Sawant and others and handed them over to Sushant Singh Rajput, the charge said.

She even made payments for those deliveries between March 2020 and September that year.

According to the NDTV, if the Chehre actress is convicted on the charges, she could face over 10 years of jail time.

As per the draft charges, Rhea’s brother Showik was in regular touch with drug peddlers and had received many deliveries from co-accused after placing orders of ganja and hashish/charas.

These deliveries were handed over to Sushant Singh Rajput.

Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead at his Bandra residence on June 14 in 2020.

His girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty was arrested on September 8, 2022, by the Narcotics Control Bureau after the agency brought drug-related charges against her in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case.

She was granted bail a month later after spending time in Mumbai’s Byculla jail.

In an interview with NDTV in 2020, Rhea Chakraborty had called all allegations against her a “witch-hunt”.

While she admitted that Sushant Singh Rajput used to smoke illegal substances, she denied being involved in the matter.

She had told NDTV: “I tried to control him. I have never spoken to a dealer or taken drugs in my life. I am open to a blood test.”

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