Sushant Singh Rajput Case Updates: NCB arrests Rhea Chakraborty, to be produced before court today
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Actress Rhea Chakraborty has been arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau in the drugs case linked to the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. NCB is likely to file a plea before the court seeking that they need to keep all four in police remand for further questioning.
Earlier today, Mumbai police registered an FIR against actor Sushant Singh Rajput's sisters and others for abetment to suicide and criminal conspiracy by prescribing him medicines banned under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, news agency PTI quoted officials as saying.
Here are the latest updates on the big story:
'Travesty of Justice': Rhea's lawyer on her arrest
"Travesty of Justice. 3 Central Agencies hounding a single Woman, just because she was in love with a Drug Addict and was suffering from Mental Health issues for several years under the care of 5 Leading Psychiatrists in Mumbai, who ended up committing suicide due to the consumption of Illegally Administered Medicines and used drugs.": Rhea's lawyer Satish Maneshinde
NCB arrests Rhea under NDPS Act
Rhea has been arrested by the Narcotics Bureau under various sections of NDPS Act in the drugs case in connection with Sushant Singh Rajput death case. As per reports, NCB is likely to file a plea before the court seeking that they need to keep all four - Rhea, Showik, Samuel Miranda and Dipesh - in police remand for further questioning.
NCB likely to arrest Rhea today
The Narcotics Bureau is likely tom arrest Rhea today under various sections of NDPS on the basis of electronic evidence, claim several media reports including News18 and ABP News. She is also likely to be produced before the court via video conferencing.
Sushant's father files a complaint to MCI
Sushant's father filed a complained to the Medical Council of India, stating, "any consultation between Sushant Singh Rajput & Registered Medical practitioner Susan Walker was strictly confidential & disclosure of same would be misconduct under IMC regulation."
Sushant Singh Rajput's father KK Singh filed a complaint to Medical Council of India stating, "any consultation between Sushant Singh Rajput & Registered Medical practitioner Susan Walker was strictly confidential & disclosure of same would be misconduct under IMC regulation." pic.twitter.com/ImOsddhEs1— ANI (@ANI) September 8, 2020
Sushant's family lawyer tears into Rhea and Mumbai Police
Vikas Singh, the lawyer of Sushant's father KK Singh, lashed out at Mumbai Police, saying that the FIR filed against Sushant's sisters on Rhea's complaint was "illegal and baseless". He said that the secoind FIR lodged is against the Supreme Court order and is a violation of the top court's directions.
"It seems that the Bandra Police Station of Mumbai Police is Riya's second home, she goes there on every small occasion and takes refuge as if someone takes refuge in their house. The FIR lodged by the Bandra Police is absolutely baseless and illegal," said Singh.
"Riya Chakraborty, who is trying to say through this FIR, could have conveyed it to the CBI in her statement and CBI would have considered it in its chargesheet. The second FIR which is recorded is not at all valid in respect of the order of the Supreme Court and is a direct violation of the order of the Supreme Court," he added.
Rhea appears before NCB for third consecutive day
Rhea appeared before the NCB for the third consecutive day on Tuesday for questioning in the drugs case linked to the death of Sushant. Earlier, she was questioned by the NCB for about eight hours on Monday and six hours on Sunday.
The agency earlier said it was getting "her cooperation" in the drugs case. After Monday's questioning, NCB Deputy Director General (south-west region) Mutha Ashok Jain told reporters that the agency was doing a "professionally thorough and systematic job" and it will inform the court about its "findings in detail" in this case.
FIR against Sushant's sisters
An offence has been registered against Sushant's sisters Priyanka Singh and Meetu Singh, Delhi-based doctor Tarun Kumar and others.
Rhea in her complaint claimed these persons hatched a conspiracy and obtained false prescription on the letterhead of a government hospital for banned medicines and administered the same to the actor without supervising doses and quantity.
In her police complaint, Rhea had sought that an FIR be registered under IPC, NDPS Act and Telemedicine Practice Guidelines. She had also accused Priyanka of molesting her.
Rhea had accused Priyanka Singh, Dr Tarun Kumar of Delhi's Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital and others of forgery and preparing a "fake" prescription of medicines for anxiety for the 34-year-old actor, who was found hanging in his apartment in suburban Bandra on June 14.
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