Sushant Singh Rajput case: Rhea Chakraborty has 'never consumed drugs in her life', says her lawyer quashing allegations

Rhea Chakraborty's lawyer Satish Maneshinde quashes all reports of the actor being in touch with drug dealers or having consumed drugs in her life, says she is ready for blood test.

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Sushant Singh Rajput case: Rhea Chakraborty has 'never consumed drugs in her life', says her lawyer quashing allegations
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'Rhea Chakraborty has never consumed drugs in her lifetime ever. She's ready for a blood test any time,' said the actor's lawyer Satish Maneshinde in a statement on Wednesday.  Quashing all reports of Rhea being in touch with 'drug dealers' after Whatsapp chats of the actor surfaced online, the lawyer has stated that Rhea is ready for a blood test at any given time. 

Reports of new drug angle emerged in Sushant Singh Rajput death case after WhatsApp chat between Rhea Chakraborty and an alleged drug dealer Gaurav Arya leaked online. 

In the chats, Rhea is reportedly asking Gaurav about MD which is Methylenedioxymethamphetamine, a strong drug. The first chat is allegedly initiated by Rhea asking Gaurav, "‘If we talk about hard drugs, then I have not used more drugs." This conversation took place in March 2017. She also asks him, "Do you have MD?"

In another chat with a person named Jaya Saha, who is reportedly Rhea's friend, the former tells the actor, "I have asked her to co-ordinate Shruti." 

This chat took place on November 25, 2019. Rhea also texts Jaya, "Thanks so much." To which Saha replies, "No problem bro, hope it will be helpful."

Earlier in the day, the Enforcement Directorate had written to the Narcotics Control Bureau seeking their guidance in the drug angle in the case. The source said that the agency wants to ascertain if there was some drug syndicate angle involved in the case of Sushant, who was found dead at his flat in Mumbai`s Bandra on June 14. The ED has registered a case of money laundering on the basis of the Bihar Police FIR filed on the complaint of Sushant`s father K.K. Singh. The agency has already recorded the statement of Sushant`s father, his sisters Priyanka Singh, and Meetu Singh in connection with the case.

It has also recorded the statement of Rhea, her brother Showik, father Indrajit, Sushant`s ex-manager Shruti Modi, flatmate Siddharth Pithani, house manager Samuel Miranda, chartered accountant Sandeep Sridhar, Rhea`s CA Ritesh Shah and others.

Meanwhile, a team of CBI's SIT, which is in Mumbai to probe the death of the actor on Tuesday continued their questioning of Pithani, Sushant`s personal staff Neeraj Singh, his CA Sridhar and accountant Rajat Mewati.

According to sources, the CBI team has also summoned two Mumbai Police personnel in connection with the case.

The CBI team has visited the flat of Sushant twice along with the forensic team and Pithani, Neeraj and Dipesh Sawant. In the last four days, it has also twice visited the Waterstone resort, where Sushant stayed for two months and the Cooper hospital where his autopsy was done.

The agency is yet to summon Rhea and her family members.

The CBI has also sought help from AIIMS Forensic Department to understand the autopsy report of Sushant. The time of death was missing from the seven-page report. The CBI team earlier in the day briefed their superiors in Delhi about the latest developments and findings in the case.

The CBI took over the probe after the Supreme Court gave its nod for the federal probe agency to investigate.

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