Mumbai: Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has detained late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s assistant director friend Rishikesh Pawar in a drugs case. Pawar was held for consuming drugs and possessing banned substances, according to reports.
According to a News18 report, Pawar was detained for allegedly consuming and purchasing banned substances. Pawar will now be interrogated by NCB officials as there have been many allegations against him.
Reportedly, Pawar was responsible for arranging and suspecting the alleged drugs for the late actor. Earlier in January, NCB was looking for Pawar as he was absconding after several summonses. Pawar’s name has been taken by many people, including Riya Chakraborty, in the report mentioned in the report. The name of the Assistant Director was also revealed in the investigation when Deepesh Sawant was questioned by the housemates of Sushant.
After interrogating Deepesh Sawant, the NCB had raided Pawar’s residence and confiscated his laptop and hard disk drive. Pawar was not only well known for the late actor but also an advertisement on Sushant’s Dream Project.
Pawar’s confession was also confirmed by ANI. “Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has detained Sushant Singh Rajput’s friend, Assistant Director Hrishikesh Pawar, for questioning: NCB. #Maharashtra,” ANI tweeted.
Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has detained Sushant Singh Rajput's friend, assistant director Rishikesh Pawar, for questioning: NCB. #Maharashtra
— ANI (@ANI) February 2, 2021
Several people have been arrested in the last few months, including drug peddlers, Riya Chakraborty and brother Showik Chakraborty, ever since the drugs angle surfaced in the death of Sushant Singh Rajput. The CBI has continued the investigation and has not dismissed any aspect of the case.