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'Congratulations India,' you have demolished my family, says Rhea's father


Rhea Chakraborty (C) struggles with media representatives outside of the (NCB office in Mumbai on Sunday. AFP

Indrajit Chakraborty, father of actress Rhea Chakraborty, has issued a statement denouncing the arrest of his son Showik Chakraborty, adding his apprehension that Rhea might be next.

"Congratulations India, you have arrested my son, I'm sure next on the line is my daughter and I don't know who is next thereafter. You have effectively demolished a middle class family. But of course, for the sake of justice everything is justified. Jai hind," Rhea's father Indrajit Chakraborty, a retired Lieutenant Colonel from the Army, said in the statement.


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Indrajit Chakraborty's statement came a day after his son Showik was arrested on Friday as part of the probe in actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death along with the late actor's house manager Samuel Miranda. They are in the custody of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) till Sept.9.

MediaIndiaMedia representatives gather around the NCB office as Rhea Chakraborty has arrived for enquiry. AFP

Rhea, who was Sushant's girlfriend, has been summoned for an NCB grilling on Sunday morning.

Ahead of her arrival for the NCB interrogation on Sunday, the actress' lawyer Satish Maneshinde issued a statement.

"Rhea Chakraborty is ready for arrest as this is a Witch Hunt and if loving someone is a crime she will face the consequences of her love," Maneshinde said in his statement.

"Being innocent, she has not approached any court for Anticipatory Bail in all the cases foisted by Bihar Police now with CBI, ED and NCB," he added.

Bollywood reacts to Rhea being mobbed at NCB office

Rhea Chakraborty was mobbed by the media as she tried making her way into the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) office on Sunday, despite being escorted by police personnel. Several celebrities have called out the media behaviour, terming it as barbaric.

RheaMediaRhea Chakraborty (C) arrives at the NCB office. AFP 

"Media vultures. The press is behaving barbaric. Is there no one in authority that can stop this," Shibani Dandekar expressed her concern on Instagram Story.

Actress Gauahar Khan is disgusted. "I haven't seen the worst of the criminals being treated like this even after being convicted! Let there be a trial!!! Absolutely disgusted with the way the media is treating her! #shame," she tweeted.

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta slammed the media for breaking social distancing norms amid the coronavirus pandemic. Mehta posted a news channel video of Rhea being hounded by scores of media personnel, and was caustic in summing it up with two words: "Social distancing."

Actress Karishma Tanna took the same line, too. "Wow. Social distancing at its best," she wrote with sarcasm.

Producer Manish Mundra tweeted: "This is absurd! This should never happen to anyone! This should end now. What are we turning our nation into? This is not how civilised society functions. Let justice be done but then the road to justice shouldn't look like this."

Indo-Asian News Service

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