Have seen Sushant Singh Rajput smoking ganja: Cook to investigators

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Mumbai : Actor Sushant Singh Rajput's cook Dipesh Sawant has told the NCB officials that he has seen the actor smoking marijuana (ganja) in September 2018.

Dipesh Sawant, who was arrested by NCB investigating officials yesterday, claimed that he has never purchased ganja for the actor but another member of domestic staff used to bring "ganja for Sushant sir".

In an extensive "voluntary statement" given to the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Sawant also said that another man - whom he identified as Abbas Khalooi - "was preparing ganja or charas for Sushant sir and also smoke(d) with him".

"... I inform you that after two-three days of my joining in the month of September 2018 I saw him (Sushant Singh Rajput) smoke weed/ganja and charas. One day I asked Ashok bhai (Mr Rajput's cook) (if) Sushant sir smokes weed. He said yes...," Sawant said in his statement.

"... told (me) that Karan, I don't know his full name, was first time serve ganja or charas for Sushant sir," he added.

"During that period, I never brought ganja for Sushant sir, but one of my colleagues Rishikesh Pawar used to bring ganja for Sushant sir," Sawant said.

Sushant Singh Rajput's close friend Rhea Chakraborty was also questioned by NCB on Saturday morning in the matter.