A special court in Mumbai, on the 10th of September, heard a petition filed by Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik Chakraborty.
The duo, Rhea and Showik filed a petition demanding a bail under the DPS Act (Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances) after the Magistrate court rejected their bail requests.
The Mumbai Special Court would give its verdict regarding the bail plea on the 11th of September.
In her bail request, Rhea had stated that she is innocent and was falsely implicated in the case. She further said, it “was coerced into making self-incriminatory confessions and by her application on September 8 the applicant has formally retracted all such incriminatory confessions.”
On the 8th of September, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested Rhea and his brother alleging their involvement in drugs.
The NCB which was investigating the drug angles in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case arrested Ms. Chakraborty for procuring and consuming drugs.
The arrest comes three days after questioning by the NCB.
According to the initial investigation of the NCB, Rhea used to obtain drugs for Sushant Singh Rajput and also used to “manage finances for drug procurement along with Rajput.”
In addition to the NCB, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) are also investigating the Sushant Singh Rajput Death case.
Both the ED and the CBI filed a case against actor Rhea Chakraborty in connection to the Sushant death case.
Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput on the 14th of June allegedly committed suicide at his Bandra residence in Mumbai.
Initially, the case was being investigated by the Mumbai Police. However, after several petitions in the SC and pressure from social media, the case was handed over to the CBI.
As of now, due to the drugs and money laundering angle, the NCB and the ED also involved in the late actor’s death case investigation.
The actor and her brother have been booked under Section 27 A of the NDPS Act.
which provides for punishment for financing illicit traffic and harbouring offenders.
If found guilty, the two can face imprisonment for minimum 10 years and can also be fined Rs 2 lakh.
However, the verdict of the Special Mumbai Court rewarding the remand with the NCB is yet to come.
Stay tuned for further updates.