On Wednesday, Rhea Chakroborty was charged with buying narcotics for her actor-boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput, who died in 2020, by the country's anti-drugs agency. Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has filed a charge sheet named her and 34 others as accused in the high-profile case.
Rhea Chakraborty has been charged with purchasing and financing a small quantity of marijuana. Her brother, Showik Chakraborty, has also been named as an accused.
NCB has said she received and delivered marijuana to Sushant Singh. She also made payments for it at his instance, they said.
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The actor has called the allegations against her a "witch-hunt". In an interview with NDTV, she had admitted that Sushant Singh Rajput used to smoke marijuana, but denied that she used drugs or helped in procuring them. "I tried to control him... I have never spoken to a (drug) dealer or taken drugs in my life. I am open to a blood test," Rhea is accused by Sushant's Family of mentally harassing him, exploiting him for money and having a role in his death - has been the focus of investigations by three central agencies.
Rhea is also investigated by CBI.which is probing Sushant Singh's death, and the economic aspect is being looked into by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
Ms Chakraborty was arrested in the case in September 2020. She was granted bail by the Bombay High Court almost a month after her arrest.
The NCB launched a probe into the drug use in Bollywood and the television industry following the death of actor Sushant Singh, 34, who was found dead in his apartment in suburban Bandra on June 14, 2020. The police had said the death was a suicide.