Mumbai’s Esplanade Court on Saturday (September 5) remanded actor Rhea Chakraborty’s brother Showik Chakraborty and Samuel Miranda, arrested over drug charges linked to the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, to NCB custody till September 9.
Miranda was the house manager of Rajput, the 34-year-old actor who was found dead in his apartment on June 14. Rajput’s girlfriend Rhea and others are facing probe by various agencies, including the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), in connection with Rajput’s death.
Showik and Miranda were arrested on Friday night under various sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act after questioning of 10 hours.
Earlier in the day, they were taken to a civic hospital here for medical tests, an official said. After the tests, the two were presented in the court, he said.
“Both the accused were taken to the civic-run Sion Hospital around 9.15 am on Saturday by an NCB team for formalities of medical tests,” the official said.
The NCB has already arrested two alleged drug peddlers – Zaid Vilatra (21) and Abdel Basit Parihar (23). They are currently in the probe agency’s custody.
The NCB is probing the drug angle in this case under the criminal sections of the NDPS Act after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) shared with it a report following the cloning of two mobile phones of Rhea Chakraborty.
(With inputs from agencies)