Bollywood Actress at Centre of Media Frenzy Arrested by India’s Narcotics Company – The New York Instances

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI — Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty was arrested by India’s federal narcotics company on Tuesday, a spokesperson for the organisation mentioned.

Chakraborty is being investigated by federal companies in reference to dying of her boyfriend, Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, nevertheless it was unclear whether or not immediately’s arrest was linked with that case. The spokesperson didn’t give any extra particulars.

Rajput’s dying and the circumstances round it have been on the centre of frenzied media protection in India in current weeks, eclipsing tales across the nation’s rising coronavirus infections, a airplane crash that killed 18 individuals and a sharply contracting economic system.

In a message to media after information of Chakraborty’s arrest broke, her lawyer Satish Maneshinde mentioned it was “a travesty of justice”.

Maneshinde didn’t reply to a request for remark from Reuters.

Chakraborty is beneath investigation after Rajput’s household accused her of being answerable for his dying.

She has been accused of abetting suicide, legal conspiracy and theft in a report filed by India’s Central Bureau of Investigation final month.

Tv channels confirmed Chakraborty waving to the media earlier than getting right into a police automobile and exiting the NCB workplace in Mumbai. Her brother Showik was arrested by the company final week, native media reported.

(Reporting by Aditya Kalra in New Delhi and Shilpa Jamkhandikar in Mumbai, Enhancing by Alasdair Pal and Ed Osmond)

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