Rhea Chakraborty was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in a drug probe related to the death of Sushant Singh Rajput. The development came after NCB probed drug links and also arrested Showik Chabraborty and Samuel Miranda.
Now, KPS Malhotra, NCB Director, has told The Quint that in the course of their investigation following Chakraborty’s arrest, the names of three celebrities have come up. This includes Sara Ali Khan, Rakul Preet Singh and Simone Khambatta.
On 12 September, several reports had alleged that during the investigation, Rhea Chakraborty had named 25 A-listers who would be summoned by the NCB for interrogation. However, this is not true.
According to the NCB Director, only three celebrities’ names have come up. Sara Ali Khan and Rakul Preet Singh are Bollywood actors; Simone Khambatta is a fashion designer.
For those unaware, after three days of questioning, Chakraborty on 8 September was taken into custody on charges of drug procurement. The actor has been arrested under sections 27 A, 21, 22, 29 and 28 of the NDPS Act.
On 9 September, Rhea had filed for a bail application before the Sessions Court in Mumbai stating that she is being framed in the case. However, on 11 September, a special court in Mumbai had rejected the bail pleas of Showik Chakraborty, Rhea Chakraborty, Abdul Basit Parihar, Zaid Vilatra, Dipesh Sawant and Samuel Miranda.