Mumbai: A local court here on Saturday remanded actor Rhea Chakraborty's brother Showik and late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's house manager Samuel Miranda to Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) custody tillSeptember nine.
On Friday, both of them were arrested by the NCB under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. They were produced in the court this afternoon in heavy police bandobast.
Showik used to order drugs, make payments via G-Pay: NCB
Mumbai: Showik Chakraborty, brother of Rhea Chakraborty, used to purchase ganja and marijuana from drug peddler Abdel Basit Parihar and make payments through a Google Pay account, the NCB said.
The new revelations, made by the Narcotics Control Bureau in a Mumbai court as Parihar was produced before it, came after it started a probe into the drug angle in the case of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who was found dead at his Bandra flat on June 14.The court sent Parihar to the NCB's custody till September 9.
NCB is the third Central agency to join the probe into the death of Sushant, after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
According to NCB officials, drug-peddler Zaid Vilatra, who has also arrested, in his statement to the agency, disclosed that Parihar used to be the "receiver" of ganja or marijuana from him.
"Parihar, in his statement, revealed that he used to procure drugs from Vilatra and absconding accused Kaizan Ebrahim, as per instructions of Showik, and was directing them to deliver contraband to Samuel Miranda, the house manager of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput," the NCB said. (UNI)