13:21 GMT08 March 2021
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    The death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who was found hanging at his Mumbai flat on 14 June 2020 triggered a massive public uproar by his fans who alleged it to be murder. India's top three investigative agencies, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Enforcement Directorate, and Narcotics Control Bureau are now probing the case.

    Late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's close friend Rishikesh Pawar, an assistant director, has been detained by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in connection with the ongoing drug probe linked to the actor's demise.

    His name emerged in the investigation for allegedly arranging and supplying drugs to the late actor.

    The NCB had to conduct a search operation for Rishikesh, because he failed to appear despite multiple summons. He has reportedly been in hiding since 7 January 2021.

    The assistant director's name also cropped up in the investigation when Sushant's house help Dipesh Sawant was interrogated. 

    In September 2020, Sushant's girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik Chakraborty, among others were arrested in the drug probe linked to Sushant's death. The Bombay High Court granted bail to Rhea after she spent nearly one month behind bars.

    The NCB has been investigating the alleged drug case in Bollywood since Sushant's demise and has questioned several celebrities in connection with the said probe, including Deepika Padukone, Arjun Rampal, Gabriela Demetriades, Sara Ali Khan, and Rakul Preet Singh.


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