Actress Rhea Chakraborty, who has been arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau for procuring drugs, has reportedly disclosed the names of 25 celebrities, who allegedly used drugs.
Media reports claimed that Rhea, who has been lodged in the Byculla jail in Mumbai, had confessed to the central agency that actresses Sara Ali Khan and Rakul Preet, designer Simone Khambatta, Sushant’s former manager Rohini Iyer and filmmaker Mukesh Chhabra had all consumed narcotic substances.
The names of the other stars and celebrities that Rhea had named haven’t been disclosed as yet but sources say the list contains several A listers in it.
Rhea, media reports claimed, had confessed to the Narcotics bureau that Sara Ali Khan had accompanied Sushant Singh Rajput to Thailand and that Rakul Preet Singh, who is one of the top stars in the Tamil and the Telugu film industries, too was someone who had taken drugs.
Meanwhile, Rhea Chakraborty, who is being investigated by three different agencies — the Central Bureau of Investigation, the Enforcement Directorate and the Narcotics Control Bureau — is to apply for bail a third time on Monday in the case filed by the Narcotics Control Bureau.
Rhea got into trouble after KK Singh, the father of late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, filed a complaint with the Bihar police stating that he suspected foul play in the death of his son, which the Mumbai police had claimed to be a suicide. Singh, in his abetment to suicide complaint, alleged that Rhea, who was the girlfriend of his son, had also siphoned off Rs 15 crores from his son’s account. The case was transferred to the CBI, which while investigating Rhea, stumbled upon the drugs racket.
As per policy, the CBI then forwarded this information to the Narcotics Control Bureau, which on interrogating Rhea and her brother Showik Chakraborty, found several incriminating pieces of evidence in this regard. The premier agency has since then taken into custody several people associated with the racket including Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik.
With Rakul having been named by Rhea, she is likely to be summoned for questioning by the NCB.