Mumbai, Mar 05, 2021: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) today named 33 persons, including actress Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik, in a charge sheet filed before a special court here in a case related to the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput last year. The over document, coming up to some 12,000 pages has statements of over 200 witnesses.
The NCB began the probe following the death of Mr Rajput, 34, last June. It had arrested both Ms Chakraborty and her brother under various sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, but were released later on bail. Of the 33 accused, eight are still in judicial custody.
During the investigation, several substances, electronic gadgets, and Indian as well as foreign currency were seized. The charge sheet now states that the tests confirm the seized substances are narcotic in nature. This includes charas, ganja, LSD, ecstacy, and psychotropic substances such as alprazolam and clonazepam covered under provisions of the NDPS Act.
The agency has also claimed that incriminating evidence, comprising digital evidence, call records, WhatsApp chats, location tags, video and voice recordings, and several other documents had been submitted.