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Sushant Singh Rajput Case: NCB Arrests 2 More in Drug Related Investigation

News18.com | September 15, 2020, 9:12 PM IST
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Sushant Singh Rajput Case LIVE Updates | The names of Bollywood celebrities Sara Ali Khan, Rakul Preet Singh and Simone Khambatta have emerged as Narcotics Control Bureau continues to question actor Rhea Chakraborty, in a drug case, related to Sushant Singh Rajput's death. The NCB has not divulged details of specific aspects of the probe in which the names of these 3 celebs have come up or the extent of their alleged involvement in the narcotics investigation. As of now, no summons have been issued to them.

Over a dozen persons have been arrested by the NCB so far, including Sushant's ex-girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik, and several drug peddlers, narco-dealers and suppliers. While Rhea, Showik and others have been sent to judicial custody, some of the drug peddlers have been remanded to NCB custody. Today NCB made two more arrests, Suryadeep Malhotra and Chris Costa. With this, 18 people have so far been arrested by the NCB which is probing drug angle in the case of Rajput's death.
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Sep 15, 2020 8:25 pm (IST)

As the probe into the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput continues, actor Shekhar Suman says that investigating agencies may or may not come up with any conclusion, but Sushant will be deeply etched in the collective consciousness of people forever.

Taking to his unverified Twitter account on Tuesday, Shekhar wrote: "All the news channels and all the investigating agencies are doing their job. They may or may not come up with any conclusion. But SSR is deeply etched in the collective consciousness of ppl forever and that is the only truth. #WeStayUnited4SSR."

Shekhar has been showing his solidarity with Sushant's family and he even visited the late actor's father in Patna shortly after the young actor's death.

Shekhar was among the various celebrities who had demanded a CBI probe into the death of Sushant, who was found dead at his residence in Mumbai on June 14. An investigation is jointly being conducted by the CBI, NCB and ED.

Sep 15, 2020 7:43 pm (IST)

CLICK HERE TO READ | HC Notice to Centre on Plea Over Sushant Singh Rajput Case Media Coverage

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday issued a notice to the Union government over a petition filed by an NGO seeking that the media be restrained from reportingon issues related to the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput and subsequent probe into the case.

Sep 15, 2020 7:27 pm (IST)

"Sushant Singh Rajput is not a name, he is a revolution," shares SSR's sister Shweta

Once again, urging followers of Sushant to post using - #WeStayUnited4SSR, Shweta shared, “United we stand, truth we demand! Only the truth is revolutionary....Sushant Singh Rajput is not a name, he is a revolution!"

Sep 15, 2020 6:27 pm (IST)

Throwback Tuesday: Video of Sushant with Rajkummar Rao in happy times

Shweta Singh Kirti, sister of Sushant Singh Rajput, shared a throwback video of the late Bollywood actor on Tuesday. Shweta took to Instagram, where she posted a video of Sushant along with actor Rajkummar Rao. The late actor is seen laughing, childishly smiling while Rajkummar talks into a mic. "What A Heartwarming Smile," Shweta wrote alongside the video.

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Sep 15, 2020 6:13 pm (IST)

Raabta director Dinesh Vijan interrogated by Enforcement Directorate

On Monday, the Enforcement Directorate, probing the money laundering angle in the Sushant Singh Rajput case, had summoned the ‘Raabta’ director Dinesh Vijan for interrogation. The filmmaker was snapped arriving at the ED office at around afternoon and was questioned for eight hours. 

Sep 15, 2020 5:52 pm (IST)

AIIMS doctors' report on SSR's death likely on Sunday

The cause of Sushant Singh Rajput's death on June 14 will be revealed by a panel of doctors from Delhi's AIIMS hospital to the CBI next week. The panel is studying the actor's autopsy report amid allegations by his family. "We assure you that the opinion we give will be conclusive, without any confusion or doubts, in the interest of truth and law," sources in the panel told NDTV.

Sep 15, 2020 4:42 pm (IST)

Mallika Singh, niece of Sushant Singh Rajput, has shared a picture of the late actor in her new post on Instagram Stories, to exhort his fans to stay united. In the picture, Sushant is seen with his sister Shweta Singh Kirti in the backseat of a car. "#WeStayUnited4SSR," wrote Mallika above the picture.

Sep 15, 2020 4:21 pm (IST)

Earlier on Tuesday, Sushant Singh Rajput's sister Shweta Singh Kirti shared a throwback video of the late actor. She captioned it as, "What A Heartwarming Smile."

Sep 15, 2020 4:02 pm (IST)

CLICK HERE TO READ | HC Notice to Centre on Plea Over Sushant Singh Rajput Case Media Coverage

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday issued a notice to the Union government over a petition filed by an NGO seeking that the media be restrained from reportingon issues related to the death of actor…

Sep 15, 2020 3:36 pm (IST)

Drug peddler Chris Costa was detained by the Narcotics Control Bureau in Goa on Saturday. He was subsequently brought to Mumbai and arrested after questioning.

Sep 15, 2020 3:10 pm (IST)

The latest plea, filed by NGO 'In Pursuit of Justice', sought that the court widens the scope of the Contempt of the Court Act to include any obstructions that could hamper the administration of justice from the time an FIR is registered in a case. It also sought that the "media be restrained from publishing or broadcasting" anything related to the case until the plea is decided finally by the high court. "The recent spate of media reporting in the case of the untimely demise of actor Sushant Singh Rajput and the extent of media frenzy concerning all issues and non-issues involving the incident is quite disturbing," the plea said. "It has given rise to an urgent need of finding an acceptable constitutional balance between free press and administration of justice," it said.

Sep 15, 2020 2:57 pm (IST)

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday issued a notice to the Union government over a petition filed by an NGO seeking that the media be restrained from reporting on issues related to the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput and subsequent probe into the case. This is the third such plea filed before the Bombay High Court. A bench led by Chief Justice Dipankar Datta is already hearing two pleas, one filed by Pune-based filmmaker Nilesh Navlakha and two others, and another by eight former police officials from the state. The court has now tagged all the three pleas together for a joint hearing on October 8.

Sep 15, 2020 2:36 pm (IST)

Rhea Chakraborty's lawyer: Not in a hurry to file bail application

Actress Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik are not in a hurry to file a bail application in high court, revealed their lawyer Satish Maneshinde. Last week, a Mumbai Special Court rejected the bail applications of Rhea, Showik and four others accused in the drugs case filed by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB). Following this, several reports suggested that the brother-sister duo was planning to apply in High Court today. Their lawyer has now set the record straight by issuing a statement. "Even if we get a copy of the order today, we are not in a hurry and moving immediately... we will study the order, its implications and developments in the case at the NCB level and then decide. There's no room for speculation... once it is filed we will share a copy of the bail application," said Maneshinde.

Sep 15, 2020 2:15 pm (IST)

New song 'Josh-e-jahan' observes 3 months of Sushant's demise

A new song titled Josh-e-jahaan was launched on Monday, marking three months of the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The song is dedicated to fans of the late actor who have been fighting for justice for Sushant. "14 sept 2020 marks 90 days since Sushant Singh Rajput left all of us. Since 90 days the josh of all his fans and supporters have kept everything alive. On the 90th day, we dedicate the song 'Josh-e-jahaan' to all fans of Sushant Singh Rajput requesting them to be united for the justice of Sushant till we get it," Nilotpal Mrinal, the song's producer shared.

Sep 15, 2020 1:44 pm (IST)

Monday marked three months of the demise of Sushant Singh Rajput. Vishal Kirti, brother-in-law of the late actor feels it is time to slowly start healing while continuing to fight for justice for Sushant. "Occasionally, I will share some sweet memory of Sushant with the 'Extended Family' so that we slowly heal while the fight for justice is on. Needless to say, we are so thankful for the support we have received from the #Warriors4SSR in the pursuit of justice," Vishal tweeted from his unverified account on Monday morning.

Sep 15, 2020 1:16 pm (IST)

Besides, arresting Suryadeep Malhotra, a school friend of Rhea Chakraborty's brother Showik Chakraborty, Chris Costa was detained by the Narcotics Control Bureau in Goa on Saturday. He was subsequently brought to Mumbai and arrested after questioning, the official told PTI. With this, 18 people have so far been arrested by the NCB which is probing drug angle in the case of Rajput's death.

Sep 15, 2020 12:53 pm (IST)

CLICK HERE TO READ | Weed Common on Sets, Cocaine is Bollywood's Party Drug: Sushant Singh Rajput's Friend Yuvraj S Singh

Actor-producer Yuvraj S Singh, a close friend of late star Sushant Singh Rajput, said not only does the drug culture prevail in Bollywood, it is also a way to move around in the industry.

Sep 15, 2020 12:27 pm (IST)

SSR's friend Yuvraj S. Singh claims 'most A-list actors are addicted to cocaine'

Actor-producer Yuvraj S. Singh, a close friend of late star Sushant Singh Rajput, says not only does the drug culture prevail in Bollywood, it is also a way to move around in the industry. He claimed that most A-list actors are addicted to cocaine. "There's been a lot of drugs happening for a long time, maybe since the 1970s. At that time things were different. There wasn't so much exposure or social media. Now, it is getting exposed," Yuvraj told IANS. "There are many people in the industry who take cocaine. There are many actors and filmmakers who on drugs and are roaming around, and that is why this madness is really happening," he added.

Sep 15, 2020 12:06 pm (IST)

In the wake of multiple controversies over the death of Sushant Singh Rajput and the subsequent slander celebrities from film, celebrities have been facing for the past three months, Samajwadi Party member and actress Jaya Bachchan raised the issue of the continuous effort to defame the film industry in the Rajya Sabha. Bachchan demanded the government to provide protection and put a ban on the unending bashing being faced by members of the film industry.

Sep 15, 2020 11:48 am (IST)

CLICK HERE TO READ | Sushant Singh Rajput Case: NCB Arrests Showik Chakraborty's School Friend Suryadeep Malhotra

A day after the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) detained Showik Chakraborty's school friend Suryadeep Malhotra, the drug law enforcement agency on Tuesday arrested him in connection with its probe into…

Sep 15, 2020 11:31 am (IST)

Drug peddler Suryadeep Malhotra, who was arrested by NCB today is expected to be produced before a court later in the day.

Sep 15, 2020 11:13 am (IST)

Widening its probe into the Sushant Singh Rajput death case, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has arrested drug peddler Suryadeep Malhotra. He is said to be a school friend of Rhea Chakraborty's brother  Showik Chakraborty. Malhotra was taken by the NCB or questioning in the drug case from his home in Mumbai after it carried out searches.

Sep 15, 2020 11:01 am (IST)

Sushant Singh Rajput's sister, Shweta Singh Kirti on Monday urged fans of the late actor to show support in demanding justice for him. She asked them to join her in tweeting #WeStayUnited4SSR. The hashtag has become one of the top trends on Twitter with over 20K tweets.

Sep 15, 2020 10:46 am (IST)

CLICK HERE TO READ | Sushant Singh Rajput Case: 3 Accused in Drug Probe Placed in NCB Custody Till Sep 16

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the NCB is probing the drug case in which actress Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik, Sushant Singh Rajput's manager Samuel Miranda, domestic help Dipesh Sawant…

Sep 15, 2020 10:31 am (IST)

3 Accused in Drug Probe Placed in NCB Custody Till Sep 16

Three suspected drug peddlers, arrested in the probe related to drug angle in the actor Sushant Singh Rajput death case, were on Monday remanded to NCB custody till September 16 by a court in Mumbai. On Sunday, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) had arrested six more persons, taking the count of people held so far in the case to 16. These half a dozen accused were identified by the agency as Karamjeet Singh Anand, Dwayne Fernandes, SanketPatel, Ankush Anreja, Sandeep Gupta and Aftab Fateh Ansari. They were on Monday produced before a magistrate court which remanded three of them - Anand, Anreja and Patel - to NCB custody till September 16 and sent the rest to jail under 14-day judicial remand.

Sep 15, 2020 10:21 am (IST)

CLICK HERE TO READ | Sara Ali Khan, Rakul Preet Singh, Simone Khambatta's Names Crop up During NCB Probe in Sushant Singh Rajput Case

NCB Deputy Director KPS Malhotra has confirmed the names but denied media speculation of the agency having prepared a so-called 'hit-list' of over two dozen Bollywood personalities in connection with…

Sep 15, 2020 10:10 am (IST)

For the uninitiated, Sara Ali Khan, 25, is the daughter of Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan and his first wife Amrita Singh, and had starred with Sushant in the Hindi blockbuster 'Kedarnath' in 2018, a romantic Hindi drama. The scion of the Pataudi royal family, she is the grand-daughter of late cricket legend and aristocrat M.A.K. Pataudi and his wife, Sharmila Tagore, and was part of the team which travelled to Bangkok after the film's success. Rakul Preet Singh, 30, has acted in a bunch of Hindi and South Indian films, while Simone Khambatta, 29, is a fashion designer and media personality.

Sep 15, 2020 10:02 am (IST)

Though NCB Deputy Director K.P.S. Malhotra confirmed the names, he denied media speculation of the agency having prepared a so-called 'hit-list' of over two dozen Bollywood personalities in connection with the probe. The NCB has not divulged details of specific aspects of the probe in which the names of  Sara Ali Khan, Rakul Preet Singh and Simone Khambatta have come up or the extent of their alleged involvement in the narcotics investigation.

Sep 15, 2020 9:57 am (IST)

In a significant development, the names of Bollywood celebrities like Sara Ali Khan, Rakul Preet Singh and Simone Khambatta have apparently emerged in the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) probe into the drugs angle surrounding the mysterious death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

Sushant Singh Rajput Case: NCB Arrests 2 More in Drug Related Investigation

Though NCB Deputy Director K.P.S. Malhotra confirmed the names, he denied media speculation of the agency having prepared a so-called 'hit-list' of over two dozen Bollywood personalities in connection with the probe.

Sara, 25, is the daughter of Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan and his first wife Amrita Singh, and had starred with Sushant in the Hindi blockbuster 'Kedarnath' in 2018, a romantic Hindi drama. The scion of the Pataudi royal family, she is the grand-daughter of late cricket legend and aristocrat M.A.K. Pataudi and his wife, Sharmila Tagore, and was part of the team which travelled to Bangkok after the film's success. Rakul, 30, has acted in a bunch of Hindi and South Indian films, while Simone, 29, is a fashion designer and media personality.

Sushant was found dead at his Mumbai home on June 14. Initially, Mumbai Police had said it was a case of suicide. Prime accused and Sushant's girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty, and her brother Showik, are currently under arrest as part of investigation in the case. The death is being investigated by the CBI, Narcotics Control Bureau and Enforcement Directorate.

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