The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in its draft charges filed in the drug case connected to actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise has claimed actress Rhea Chakraborty got numerous deliveries of ganja from the co-accused, including her brother Showik, and these were handed over to Rajput.
The Central anti-drug had filed the draft charges last month in the Special Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) Court against 35 accused, the details of which were made available on Tuesday.
According to the draft charges, all the accused went into a criminal conspiracy between March 2020 and December that year with one another or in groups to procure, buy, sell and distribute drugs in “high society and Bollywood “. It additionally said the accused had financed drug trafficking and consumed ganja, charas, cocaine, and other narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances without valid permit, license, or authorization within the Mumbai Metropolitan region.
Therefore, they have been charged under relevant provisions of the NDPS Act, including sections 27 and 27A (financing illicit traffic and harbouring offenders) 28 (punishment for attempts to commit offences), 29 (whoever abets, or is a party to a criminal conspiracy), according to the draft charges.
The draft charges maintained that “Rhea Chakroborty received many deliveries of ganja from accused Samuel Miranda, Showik, Dipesh Sawant and others and handed over those deliveries to the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput”. She made payments for those deliveries at the instance of Showik and the late actor between March 2020 and September that year, it added.
According to the draft charges, Rhea’s brother Showik was in regular touch with drug peddlers and had gotten numerous deliveries from co-accused. These deliveries were given over to Rajput. The filing of draft charges sets the tone for the framing of charges, following which the trail starts. However, the court will have to first decide on the discharge pleas of the accused.