The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Saturday arrested late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s house help Dipesh Sawant. He is the third person to be arrested by the NCB, an agency that is investigating a drug angle into the death of Sushant Singh Rajput.
Deepesh Sawant is the housekeeper who stayed in a room on the lower floor of the duplex where Sushant Singh Rajput lived. Along with Siddharth Pithani, Keshav Bachner and Neeraj, Deepesh Sawant was present in the house on June 13-14, when Sushant was found dead.
On Friday, the NCB arrested actor Rhea Chakraborty’s brother, Showik Chakraborty, and Sushant Singh Rajput’s house manager, Samuel Miranda, in the drug probe.
Dipesh Sawant joined the NCB investigation on Friday night. He was interrogated and confronted with Showik Chakraborty and Samuel Miranda.
The NCB has recorded his statement under section 67 of the NDPS Act. The agency said it has arrested Dipesh Sawant based on “enough corroborative evidences”.
“Dipesh Sawant has been arrested for his role in procuring and handling of drugs. He has been arrested based on statements and digital evidence. He will be produced before court tomorrow at 11 am. Cross-examination of arrested people is underway,” Deputy Director, Narcotics Control Bureau, KPS Malhotra was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
Dipesh Sawant arrested by NCB for his role in procuring & handling of drugs. He has been arrested based on statements & digital evidence. He will be produced before court tomorrow at 11 am. Cross-examination of arrested people underway: Deputy Director, Narcotics Control Bureau https://t.co/67zI0xDKYG pic.twitter.com/FPaWpAWYc8
— ANI (@ANI) September 5, 2020
Meanwhile, in his statement to the NCB Sushant Singh Rajput’s house manager, Samuel Miranda has confessed that he used to arrange weed for the late actor from September 2019 to March 2020.
Samuel Miranda revealed that he used to procure weed for Rs 2,500 per packet from Showik Chakraborty’s friend Suryadeep who named Kamaljeet (KJ), another drug supplier. He further disclosed that Karmajeet used to deliver the weed to Waterstone Club, Prime Rose apartment (Rhea’s residence) and Mount Blanc apartment (Sushant’s residence).