Earlier in January, the NCB was on the lookout for Rishikesh Pawar after he was said to be absconding post multiple summons. Read on to know more.
The Narcotics Control Bureau who was on the lookout for late actor Sushant Singh Rajput”s friend and assistant director Rishikesh Pawar has detained him in a drugs case. According to a report in News 18, Pawar was detained by for allegedly consuming and procuring banned substances. Pawar will now be questioned by NCB officials as multiple allegations have surfaced against him.
As per the report, Pawar was reportedly responsible for arranging and supplying alleged drugs to the late actor. Earlier in January, the NCB was on the lookout for Pawar after he was said to be absconding post multiple summons. Several people including Rhea Chakraborty have named Pawar in their statements, the report mentioned. The assistant director’s name had also cropped up in the investigation when Sushant’s house help Dipesh Sawant was interrogated.
Following Dipesh Sawant’s interrogation, the NCB had raided Pawar’s residence and seized his laptop and a hard disk drive. Pawar was not only well-known to the late actor, but was also reportedly an AD on Sushant’s dream project.
Pawar being detained was confirmed by ANI as well. “Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has detained Sushant Singh Rajput’s friend, assistant director Rishikesh 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
Multiple people have been arrested in the last few months, including drug peddlers, Rhea Chakraborty and brother Showik Chakraborty, ever since the drugs angle came to the fore in Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case. The CBI continues to investigate and has not ruled out any aspects of the case so far.
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