Sushant Singh Rajput’s house help Dipesh Sawant has been arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau on Saturday, 5 September, in the probe into allegations of drug abuse surrounding the actor’s death. KPS Malhotra, Deputy director of the NCB was quoted by ANI as saying, “Dipesh Sawant has been arrested by NCB for his role in procuring & handling of drugs. He has been arrested based on statements & digital evidence. He will be produced before court on Sunday, 6 September, at 11 am. Cross-examination of arrested people underway”.
Shovik and Miranda were arrested by the NCB under various sections of the NDPS Act on Friday after questioning in connection with the drugs probe linked to Sushant’s death. Showik is actor Rhea Chakraborty’s brother, while Miranda was the late actor’s house caretaker.
A report on Livemint.com says the NCB had sought a seven day custody of Showik Chakraborty and Samuel Miranda. Speaking to the media, advocate Vikas Singh, lawyer of Sushant’s family, said, “The arrests by the NCB prove the fear of the family that there was something big that Mumbai Police wanted to hide. Clearly, there are several angles in this case. The family of Sushant Singh Rajput hopes that more angles will come out.”