Mumbai : In the drug case related to the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, actress Rhea Chakraborty’s judicial custody has been extended till October 6. The special NDPS court has extended Rhea’s judicial custody till October 6. At the same time, Riya and her brother Shouvik Chakraborty have filed a bail petition in the Bombay High Court, which will be heard tomorrow. Earlier, on September 11, a special NDPS court in Mumbai dismissed the bail pleas of Rhea, Shouvik and four others.
Judicial custody of actor Rhea Chakraborty extended till 6th October by Special NDPS court https://t.co/1EaWYwaGTC
— ANI (@ANI) September 22, 2020
Rhea Chakraborty was arrested on September 8 by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) team investigating the Sushant Singh case. Earlier, she had faced several rounds of questioning. If Rhea Chakraborty is convicted in this case, then she may have to spend 10 years in jail.
Rhea’s arrest was based on the statements of other accused arrested in the case. The NCB questioned all the accused in the case. Sushant’s manager Samuel Miranda, his housekeeper Dipesh Sawant and Shauvik Chakraborty were questioned about Rhea’s role in the drugs case.
After the arrest, Rhea filed a bail petition before the court, which was heard on September 11. During the hearing, the court said that Rhea cannot be granted bail, as she can destroy the evidence and alert the other accused.
In her plea, Rhea said that she is being implicated in the case and is innocent. Rhea has been booked under various sections of Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985.
NCB is involved in the investigation of drugs to solve the death mystery of Bollywood actor Sushant’s death. During the interrogation, the NCB has got many important clues. That is why NCB has made more than 17 arrests so far.
The NCB has so far arrested several drug peddlers from Mumbai and Goa, including Rhea, her brother Shouvik Chakraborty, Samuel Miranda. Apart from NCB, the CBI and ED are also investigating this case.