Sushant case drug probe: NCB files 12,000-page chargesheet
The chargesheet reportedly names 33 accused and includes statements of nearly 200 witnesses.
The Narcotics Control Bureau has filed a chargesheet in the drug angle probe into the Sushant Singh Rajput death case in which Sushant's former girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik Chakraborty are among the accused.
The 12,000-page chargesheet was filed in the Special Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances court in Mumbai.
The chargesheet reportedly names 33 accused and includes statements of nearly 200 witnesses. 8 of the 33 accused are still in judicial custody.
The NCB had started probing the drugs angle after the Enforcement Directorate had during the course of its money-laundering investigation revealed that there was an exchange of WhatsApp messages on drug procurement.
The Enforcement Directorate had shared with the NCB chat messages of Sushant's former girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik Chakraborty, Sushant's former talent manager Jayanti Saha and the deceased actor's staff members Dipesh Sawant, Samuel Miranda and others.
The NCB has registered two different FIRs -- one to investigate the drug angle into Sushant's death case and the other into the Bollywood-drug cartel nexus.
NCB has purportedly seized substantial quantities of narcotic drugs like Charas, Ganja, LSD and Ecstasy, and psychotropic substances like Alprazolam and Clonazepam.
It has also clarified that the investigation is still ongoing and a supplementary chargesheet may be filed in due course of time.
The Bombay High Court recently quashed the complaint registered by the Mumbai Police against Meetu Singh, sister of Sushant Singh Rajput.