Mumbai: A day after Sushant Singh Rajput’s girlfriend Rhea Chalraborty’s brother Showik and Sushant’s house manager Samuel Miranda, got arrested, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Saturday arrested personal staff Dipesh Sawant.
The arrests are a part of drug case in connection with the actor’s death. Showik was arrested after finding that he used to order drugs from another arrested accused named Abdel Basit Parihar.
One of the major reasons why Sawant has been arrested is that his statements were contradictory to those of the others involved.
The NCB released a statement saying, “In the ongoing investigation, wherein seven persons were arrested so far and three (Showik, Samuel Miranda and Zaid) are on NCB remand. Today on 05/09/2020, at 8 PM Dipesh Sawant has been arrested. He joined the investigation yesterday at 10 PM. He was subjected to interrogation and confrontation with Showik, Samuel Miranda, Zaid and Kaizan. His statement u/s 67 NDPS Act was recorded and on the basis of enough corroborative evidences, he has been placed under arrest under the provisions of NDPS Act. He will be produced before the concerned court at Esplanate Court at 11 AM. No summons have been issued to any other person today by NCB. Further investigation in this case is underway.”
According to the NCB, Showik used to acquire marijuana from Parihar and pay him using Google Pay. The NCB had registered a case on August 26 under various sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, naming Rhea, her brother, talent manager Jaya Saha, Sushant’s co-manager Shruti Modi, and Goa-based hotelier Gaurav Arya, after the Enforcement Directorate wrote to it about the drugs angle.