Mumbai: In a major development in the case where drugs were allegedly being supplied to late actor Sushant Singh Rajput (SSR), the officials of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) have arrested Siddharth Pithani, house manager of Rajput, the agency officials informed on Friday.
In August last year, NCB had registered an offence against actress Rhea Chakraborty under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act after Enforcement Directorate (ED) gave them details about Chakraborty's communication with few people wherein they were discussing about drugs such as MDMA, LSD and hash (hashish). The ED had received the alleged information from the deleted WhatsApp data of Chakraborty.
Later the NCB arrested several people including Rhea and her brother Showik among others in connection with the case.
Showik in his statement to the NCB had claimed that only once Rhea's card was used to make the payment of contraband meant for Sushant Singh Rajput and rest all the time payments were made by Rajput’s then house manager Samuel Miranda. Showik also claimed that he never paid or received any money for procuring contraband meant for Rajput.
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