The arrest comes after the central agency questioned Rhea for the past three days. According to a Times Now report, during the second round of interrogation by the NCB, Sushant Singh Rajput's girlfriend, Rhea Chakraborty alleged him of forcing her to do drugs with him.
Sawant was arrested by the NCB for his role in procuring and handling of drugs.
Several others have called the arrest the mark of a section of media "winning" in imposing the foregone conclusion of a trial that has been playing out on primetime for a month now.
Rhea has confessed before the NCB that she used to smoke cigarettes filled with marijuana (ganja). When asked what happened next after the chat, Rhea disclosed that Showik through her contacts got bud and weed which was given to the actress, who in turn gave it to Sushant. Rhea also claimed during interrogation that Sushant was consuming drugs since 2016. She had also accused Priyanka of molesting her. Rhea was grilled by the NCB for six hours on Sunday and about eight hours on Monday.
"Rhea Chakraborty will be produced before magistrate shortly".
On Tuesday, Chakraborty reached the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) office located at Ballard Estate in south Mumbai, around 10.30 am in a auto escorted by a Mumbai Police vehicle. "We are not asking for her custody remand as whatever we wanted to cross with her, we have done already", he said. Her lawyer Satish Maneshinde said they will approach the sessions court for bail.
Meanwhile, Rhea in an unexpected gesture waved at the media before boarding the van that took her for a medical checkup. She added that in these messages, Priyanka advised Sushant to take various medications controlled under the NDPS Act.
"It is imperative that the actions of Priyanka Singh, Dr Tarun Kumar and others be investigated and that it be determined as to how they came to provide the deceased with such a bogus and unlawful prescription", she said. On this basis, the entire chat chronology was understood, followed by Rhea's arrest by the NCB.
As the federal agencies, CBI, NCB, ED are making progress in the probe of Sushant Singh Rajput's death case, new revelations, allegations, blame games, mudslinging, twists and turns are seen every day.
The agency had said that linkages of Parihar with the earlier registered i.e., based on the preliminary enquiry on the details submitted by ED, were found. Sushant Singh Rajput's family has an objection from this FIR because the Supreme Court had instructed that the CBI is in charge of Sushant Singh Rajput death case.
In other news, on September 7, 2020, Rhea Chakraborty had filed an FIR against Sushant's sisters, Meetu Singh and Priyanka Singh with the Mumbai Police at Bandra Police station.