MUMBAI: Widening its probe into the Sushant Singh Rajput demise case, the Narcotics Management Bureau (NCB) has detained Showik Chakraborty’s college pal Suryadeep Malhotra for questioning, officers stated on Monday.

A senior NCB official associated to probe informed IANS, “We’ve detained Malhotra for questioning within the drug case.” The official stated that he was taken by the NCB from his house in Mumbai after it carried out searches. That is the 15th arrest within the case thus far by the NCB.

Sushant was discovered lifeless in his Bandra house flat on June 14 — triggering an enormous political row, an upheaval in Bollywood and simultaneous investigations by the NCB, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and even the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

The NCB has arrested Sushant’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty on September 8, her brother Showik, Sushant’s home supervisor Samuel Miranda on September 4, and his private employees Dipesh Sawant amongst a number of others in previous couple of days. The NCB on Sunday additionally arrested six extra individuals in reference to the case, together with those that equipped medicine to the late actor by way of his girlfriend Rhea’s brother Showik and others.

The six drug peddlers arrested on Sunday had been recognized as Karanjeet Singh Anand, Dwayne Fernandes, Sanket Patel, Ankush Anreja, Sandeep Gupta and Aftab Fateh Ansari.

An NCB supply stated that the drug regulation enforcement company has additionally seized the cell phone of Rhea`s mom Sandhya, which was earlier not submitted by her to the monetary probe company.

The supply stated that the NCB will test the telephone if the calls or messages had been shared from Sandhya`s telephone for the procurement of medicine.