This Article is From Oct 06, 2020

On Rhea Chakraborty's Bail Request, Bombay High Court Decision Tomorrow

Rhea Chakraborty was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau which has been investigating the drugs angle related to the actor's death.

Rhea Chakraborty was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau in a drug probe (File)


A decision on the bail plea of Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik Chakraborty will be announced by the Bombay High Court on Wednesday. Rhea Chakraborty, who had a relationship with actor Sushant Singh Rajput, was arrested on September 8 by the Narcotics Control Bureau.  

The agency, which is investigating the drugs angle related to the actor's death, had accused her of being an "active member of a drugs syndicate".

On September 22, as her judicial custody ended, a court in Mumbai extended it till October 6 and subsequently till October 20, after the agency expressed apprehension that she might tamper with evidence.

The 28-year-old actor and her brother Showik had approached the Bombay High Court for bail after a special NDPS court rejected her bail plea.

The agency had claimed that Rhea Chakraborty used to "manage the finances for drug procurement". She was in the know about "every delivery and payment" and even the choice of drugs. Her brother Showik Chakraborty, arrested days before her, has revealed that he used to facilitate the drug delivery, the agency said.   

The agency claimed they had zeroed in on them after questioning of a couple of drug dealers and examining messages from Rhea Chakraborty's cell phone.

Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, 34, was found dead at his Mumbai apartment on June 14. The Mumbai police's conclusion that it was a case of suicide was contested by many and with murder theories mushrooming on social media, the matter snowballed and went to the Supreme Court, leading to a CBI takeover of the case on the court's orders.  

The Mumbai Police declared themselves vindicated last week when a team of doctors from Delhi's prestigious All-India Institute of Medical Sciences said they have found no evidence of murder and it's a case of suicide.  

The actor's family had, meanwhile, accused Rhea Chakraborty of exploiting him for money, medicating him and playing a role in his death. They had filed an FIR in Patna. Sushant's sisters also have been named as accused in an FIR filed by Rhea Chakraborty which has also been transferred to the CBI for investigation.

Their lawyer, Advocate Madhav Thorat said, "Rhea had alleged that his sisters had given him medicines in violation of the NDPS Act. This was filed after three months. We have challenged this FIR in the Bombay High Court and requested the court to quash the FIR and it will be heard next Tuesday."