The Sushant Singh Rajput death mystery continues to unfold with a sensational revelation about Rhea Chakraborty’s alleged links to banned drugs surfacing on Wednesday (August 26).
Times Now accessed her WhatsApp chats where Rhea allegedly talks about using MDMA and also discusses marijuana. Rhea allegedly messaged a man named Gaurav Arya: “In case we speak about hard drugs, I haven’t been doing too much. Tried MDMA once.” She further asked the man, “You have MD?”
A message sent to Rhea advises her to ‘use 4 drops in coffee, tea or water and let him sip it’. It is presumed that the ‘him’ being referred to is Sushant.
Vikas Singh, the lawyer representing Sushant’s family, said, “It is quite obvious that what was done to Sushant was definitely highly illegal and highly criminal. These drugs were being used to either to control him, calm him down or make him docile. In our FIR, we have mentioned that he (Sushant) used to be over-drugged. We were under the impression that this was some drug administered by a doctor, a psychiatrist, but this revelation is absolutely explosive.”
In a blog post on August 2, Sushant’s brother-in-law Vishal Kirti had speculated that the actor could have been given psychotropic drugs without his knowledge.
Vikas Singh quoted Sushant’s servants saying, “Sushant used to be sleeping on one floor and there were parties going on the other floor. Rhea used to be having a party and Sushant used to be sleeping on the other floor. So, there was definitely an element of actual drugging and the purpose of that drugging was to subdue him, make him docile or to affect his mind very badly. That is ultimately what led to his death.”
The Enforcement Directorate, while probing a money laundering case against Rhea, stumbled upon her alleged links to banned drugs and has submitted this ‘prima facie’ information to the CBI and the Narcotics Control Bureau for further investigation, PTI reported.
Rhea’s lawyer Satish Maneshinde has denied the charge. “Rhea has never consumed drugs in her life ever. She is ready for a blood test.”
Narcotics Control Bureau files case against Rhea Chakraborty, others
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Wednesday filed a criminal case against Rhea Chakraborty and others to probe their alleged dealings in banned drugs, according to officials.
They said Sections 20, 22, 27 and 29 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) have been pressed in the complaint filed by the federal anti-drugs agency on an official reference received from the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
These sections under the NDPS pertain to punishment for contravention in relation to cannabis plant and cannabis (20), punishment for contravention in relation to psychotropic substances (22), punishment for consumption of any narcotic drug or psychotropic substance (27) and punishment for abetment and criminal conspiracy (29).
This development came after the ED, which is probing a money laundering angle into the death of Rajput, questioned Rhea twice earlier and obtained “deleted WhatsApp messages” after forensic examination of her phone.
The deleted messages, they said, allegedly indicate dealings in banned drugs and chats about the procurement and consumption of these drugs that includes cannabis. Rhea has been questioned by the ED about these suspect drug deal messages deleted from her phone and her statement on these allegations has been recorded by it under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
It is understood that the “deleted WhatsApp messages” pertain to Rhea purportedly talking to her friends and some of Rajput’s domestic helpers about certain banned narcotics. The NCB, they said, will probe the possible “source, trade, consumption and handling” of these banned drugs and their possible links to Rajput as well as his death, they said.
Rhea’s lawyer Satish Manehsinde had vehemently denied the drug link allegations made against the 28-year-old actor on Tuesday. “Rhea has never consumed drugs in her life ever. She is ready for a blood test,” Maneshinde had said.
Notice to Cooper Hospital for letting Rhea access mortuary
The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Tuesday issued a show-cause notice to the management of Cooper Hospital, Mumbai where actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s body was taken for post-mortem. The notice has been given because the hospital gave mortuary access to the late actor’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty when SSR’s post-mortem was being conducted.
According to Mumbai Mirror, SHRC chief MA Sayeed said he saw clips of Rhea at the hospital. He said, “I saw several video clips of Rhea Chakraborty visiting the mortuary at Cooper. I have asked the registrar of SHRC’s legal wing to check the provisions. We don’t know how and under what circumstances the permission to visit the mortuary was given. It should not have been so. I am treating the matter as urgent and have listed it for August 31.”
Sushant died on June 14. His father, KK Singh, had filed an FIR in Patna against Rhea and others for abetment to suicide. The FIR also contained a host of other allegations including misappropriation of funds and wrongful confinement.