Rhea Chakraborty denied bail: Probe at crucial point, says Narcotic Bureau
The bail applications of Rhea Chakraborty and five others accused in the case were rejected
Rhea Chakraborty and the other five accused of suppling late actor Sushant Singh Rajput with drugs have been denied bail by special judge GB Gurao, presiding over cases under the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) act.
According to reports, Rhea Chakraborty, will stay in judicial custody till September 22, at the Byculla jail.
In her bail request, Rhea Chakraborty had retracted her confession and said she was "coerced into making self-incriminatory confessions". She had said she had "not committed any crime whatsoever and had been falsely implicated in the case".
“Once we get a copy of the NDPS Special Court order, we will decide next week on the future action, about approaching the Bombay High Court,” lawyer Satish Maneshinde, representing the siblings, said.
However, the NCB said that:
“As per the statement of the applicant (Rhea), she was making payment for the drugs, which were taken delivery of by Samuel Miranda (Sushant’s housekeeper) and Dipesh Sawant (Sushant’s cook) for handing over to Sushant Singh Rajput.” t
The NCB has said that it proves the drugs were “financed” by Rhea and “supplied” to Sushant, thereby making way for her to be booked under Section 27A of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.
PTI reports that, in her bail application Rhea said there was “no shred of evidence” to charge her under the section.
“The fact is that the NCB has not disclosed any connection between Rhea and any drug peddler. It is the case of the NCB that Rhea is only connected to Sushant’s house manager, Samuel Miranda, his cook Dipesh Sawant and her brother Showik Chakraborty,” the plea filed by her lawyer Satish Maneshinde said.