Sunday 25 October 2020

NCB raids houses of Showik Chakraborty, Samuel Miranda

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has taken Rhea Chakraborty’s brother Showik and Sushant’s house manager Samuel Miranda for questioning, after raiding their houses this morning. The NCB has tightened its grip in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case as it carried out raids at a number of locations, including at the homes of Showik Chakraborty and Samuel Miranda.

Meanwhile, Abdul Basit Parihar has been sent to Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) custody till 9 September. Parihar was made to join the investigation based on Zaid Vilatra’s interrogation.

NCB Deputy Director KPS Malhotra told the media that the homes of Showik, who is Sushant’s girl friend Rhea Chakraborty’s brother and that of Miranda were being searched, but declined to elaborate.

Around 6:30 AM, the NCB teams started the raids, which came a day after the Mumbai court sent alleged drug peddler Zaid Vilatra to seven-day NCB custody. The raids are being carried out under the provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985.

Six NCB officers are currently conducting a search at Sushant’s aide Samuel Miranda’s residence. Mumbai Police team is present at the venue, but they are basically managing curious onlookers and the media outside.

Sushant Singh Rajput’s sister lauded the NCB’s moves after it conducted raids at the houses of Showik Chakraborty and Samuel Miranda and took them in for questioning.

After a team of NCB raided the home of actress Rhea and Showik Chakraborty, a hashtag on the subject was top trend on Twitter. The hashtag #RheaRaided trended after the NCB on 4 September tightened its grip in the Sushant Singh Rajput death probe and carried out raids at a number of locations here, including the homes of the Chakrabortys and late Sushant’s house manager Samuel Miranda.

Vikas Singh, Sushant’s family lawyer has said, “It will be better if the media doesn’t comment on what the psychiatrist says about Sushant… this is a violation of patient doctor confidentiality. From the time Rhea came into SSR’s life he has been anxious…but at no point was anyone informed about him being depressed.” He added, “It will take agencies to bring the investigations on track… Mumbai Police did not do enough when this case came to light…I am sure there will be some new revelations in the case soon.”

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