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Sushant Singh Rajput: Rhea Chakraborty is “ready for arrest”, says her lawyer

By Ishank Katyal

Mumbai: Sushant Singh Rajput’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty was appeared before Narcotics Control Bureau on Sunday morning for the questioning about the drug angle of the case.

“Rhea Chakraborty is ready for arrest as this is a witch hunt and if loving someone is a crime, she will face the consequences of her love. Being innocent, she has not approached any court for anticipatory bail in all the cases foisted by Bihar Police now with CBI, ED and NCB,” Chakraborty’s lawyer Satish Maneshinde said in a statement this morning.

On Friday September 4, the 28- year old actress’s brother Showik Chakraborty was arrested along with Rajput’s former house staff Samuel Miranda by NCB after 59 grams of marijuana which he bought from two drug peddlers Karan Arora and Abbas Lakhani was found with him.

On Showik’s arrest, Rhea’s father Lt. Col (retd) Indrajit Chakraborty said in a statement: “Congratulations India, you have arrested my son, I’m sure next on the line is my daughter and I don’t know who is next thereafter. You have effectively demolished a middle- class family. But of course, for the sake of justice, everything is justified, Jai Hind.”

Sushant Singh Rajput’s former house staff member Dipesh Sawant also taken by NCB for his medical examination before being presented to the court.

“He (Dipesh Sawant) was in their (NCB) custody since Sept 4, without his family being informed. He should’ve been produced before court within 24 hrs. We’ve filed a plea against him being kept in the custody for over 24 hrs. Court has called for reply from NCB.” said Dipesh’s lawyer to ANI.

The court has also granted NCB custody to Dipesh Sawant till 9th September.

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