Accused in Sushant Singh Rajput drugs case retract statement

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Sushant Singh Rajput
Sushant Singh Rajput

New Delhi : The two accused arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), in actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case, have denied their statements given to the agency, according to officials.

The NCB had claimed that Zaid Vilatra and Abdul Basit Parihar, residents of Bandra in Mumbai, supplied marijuana to Rajput’s house manager Samuel Miranda and domestic help Dipesh Sawant.

The agency had arrested Showik Chakraborty, the brother of prime accused Rhea Chakraborty, based on the statements of these two accused. Both Vilatra and Parihar have claimed that their statements were forcefully recorded by NCB officials.

However, the NCB had claimed that Parihar, the alleged drug peddler, had told them that he procured drugs from Vilatra and Ebrahim, on Showik’s instructions. He also claimed Showik told him to give drugs to Miranda. 

The NCB officials had earlier said that Showik’s phone messages include one in which he asked Miranda to pay Vilatra Rs 10,000 for 5 gm of ‘bud’, a curated form of marijuana.

Meanwhile, Rhea Chakraborty was questioned again by the NCB on Monday. She reached the agency’s office in South Mumbai at 9.30 am on Monday.