The judicial custody of Rhea Chakraborty, who was arrested by the NCB in connection with drug probe in Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, will end today.
Rhea’s brother along with Sushant’s former manager Samuel Miranda will also be produced before the court with 17 others who have been arrested in the case.
NCB has stated that Rhea Chakraborty and her brother financed and arranged drugs for Rajput at his instructions. The actor, however, maintains that she is innocent. She has alleged that she has been falsely implicated in the case and was coerced into making “self-incriminatory” confessions by the central agency.
Meanwhile, Bombay High Court (HC) has reserved its verdict on the bail petition filed by Chakraborty, Showik and other co-accused in the drugs case. NCB contested their application saying a strong message must be sent out to the society, especially youngsters, to ensure they don’t consume drugs.
According to reports, Chakraborty siblings and others arrested in the drugs case were “active members of a drug syndicate” and vowed to go to the roots of the case, an offshoot of probe into filmstar Sushant Singh Rajput’s death in June.
Chakraborty’s earlier bail plea was turned down by a special court saying if the actor was released on bail she might alert others and they might destroy evidence. The arrests have been made under section 27A of the NDPS Act, which provides for punishment for financing illicit traffic and harbouring offenders.
Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead at his apartment in Mumbai’s Bandra on June 14. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is probing his death while the Enforcement Directorate (ED) is looking into the money laundering angle.
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