Fri. Sep 18th, 2020
Samuel Miranda detained by NCB after raid at his house in Sushant Singh Rajput death case


MUMBAI: The Narcotics Management Bureau (NCB), which is probing the drug angle in Sushant Singh Rajput situation, detained Samuel Miranda, a near aide and former manager of Sushant Singh Rajput, just after conducting a raid at his residence in the wee hrs on Friday (September four). 

In accordance to reviews, Miranda is probable to be taken to the NCB workplace just after his detention.

Two separate teams of NCB performed parallel raids at residences of Rhea Chakraborty and Samuel Miranda at about six:thirty am and six:45 am on Friday morning. The raids have been performed a day just after the Mumbai court sent alleged drug peddler Zaid Vilatra to 7-day custody of the 
NCB.

An NCB official mentioned the searches are program and the drug law enforcement company is following due procedures.

Sources, nonetheless, stated that most current raids by NCB have been aimed at recovering something that is relevant to the drug angle in Sushant death situation. They additional that in the course of the raid, the NCB officials searched Rhea Chakraborty’s mobile cellphone, laptop and motor vehicle. 

On the intervening nights of August 27-28, the NCB carried out searches at a number of places in Mumbai and arrested two men and women, namely Abbas Lakhani and Karan Arora. The officials recovered ‘bud’ (curated marijuana) from their possession. The official mentioned that the comprehensive network evaluation and the observe-up investigation uncovered the linkages of Abbas Lakhani with Zaid Vilatra.

NCB sources mentioned that Parihar had connections with Samuel Miranda, who was also a near associate of Rhea Chakraborty. Miranda is accused of procuring medication on the directions of Rhea’s brother Showik.

The NCB has registered a situation towards Rhea, her brother Showik, talent manager Saha, Sushant’s co-manager Shruti Modi, and Goa-based mostly hotelier Gaurav Arya underneath Sections twenty (b) 28, 29 of the Narcotic Medication and Psychotropic Substances Act. The NCB registered the situation just after the Enforcement Directorate wrote to it just after WhatsApp messages concerning Rhea and Shruti Modi, Miranda and Pithani came to light.

[Sources: Ankur Tyagi, Nityanand Sharma]



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