This brings to eight the number of people arrested by the NCB so far in connection with the case. Rhea’s brother Showik and Rajput’s house manager Samuel Miranda were arrested on Thursday.
In a related development, the NCB began interrogation of Bollywood actor Rhea Chakraborty in the case. Ms Chakraborty who reached the NCB office about an hour late, has not sought any anticipatory bail and her lawyer Satish Maneshinde has said she is ready for arrest.
Rhea’s lawyer described it as a “witch hunt” and said she is innocent and that was why she had not approached any court for anticipatory bail.
“Rhea Chakraborty is ready for arrest...it’s a witch hunt. If loving someone is a crime, she’ll face consequences. Being innocent, she hasn’t approached any court for anticipatory bail in all cases foisted by Bihar Police with CBI, Enforcement Directorate and NCB,” Mr Maneshinde, said in a statement on Saturday. Ms Chakraborty will be confronted with her brother Showik and Samual Miranda.
Rhea Chakraborty’s father Indrajit Chakraborty had issued a statement on Saturday expressing anger and disappointment at the arrest of his son, Showik.
Lt Col (retd) Indrajit Chakraborty said, “Congratulations India, you have arrested my son, I’m sure next on the line is my daughter and I don’t know who is next thereafter. You have effectively demolished a middle-class family. But of course, for the sake of justice, everything is justified. Jai Hind.” (UNI)