Sushant Singh Rajput death case drug angle had put many people behind the bars for their alleged connection in the dealing and consumption of illegal substances. Investigating the drug angle, Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested Sushant’s girlfriend and one of the prime accused in the death case, Rhea Chakraborty, and her brother Showik Chakraborty for their alleged involvement. Where Rhea was granted bail by Bombay High Court on October 7 after serving 28 days jail time in Mumbai’s Byculla Jail, the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) court further extended her brother Showik’s judicial custody on Tuesday, in a significant development in SSR’s death case.
According to a report, Showik’s custody has been extended till November 3. The report stated that the bail plea of Rhea Chakraborty’s brother was heard by the special NDPS court on Tuesday, in which his remand was extended till November 3. Showik was arrested by NCB in August, after raiding his house and interrogating him. He remained in NCB custody till September 9 and then was sent to jail. Reportedly, WhatsApp chats accessed by the NCB, had revealed that Showik was not only the consumer but was also a supplier and was in touch with the drug-peddler.
According to a report, Bombay HC in its previous hearing had rejected Showik’s bail plea, stating, “The applicant (Showik) was facilitating procurement of drugs from one party for supplying them to Sushant Singh Rajput. He was clearly involved in illicit trafficking or illegal trade of drugs. The applicant appears to be an important link in the chain of drug dealers. He was in touch with different dealers. He had monetary transactions with them.”
While Showik’s continues to be in NCB custody, other accused like Rhea, Sushant’s staff members Dipesh Sawant and Samuel Miranda, all have been granted bail. Meanwhile, the NCB continues to investigate the alleged drug nexus of Bollywood and drugs angle linked to the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The anti-drug agency had also questioned A-listed celebrities like Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor and others over their connection to drug syndicate.