Following her arrest by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), actor Rhea Chakraborty was taken to the Byculla Jail on Wednesday morning. Rhea Chakraborty was arrested on Tuesday by the NCB in connection with a drugs probe in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case.
She has been charged for organising drugs for her boyfriend-actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Despite media reports of the actor accepting her occasional drug usage, there is no such mention in the court papers.
If the charges against her are proved by the NCB, she could attract an imprisonment of up to 10 years.
Rhea expected to approach sessions court for bail
Rhea spent the night in the NCB office. She was shifted to jail on Wednesday after a magistrate’s court refused to grant her bail.
The NCB told the court that she was an “active member” of a drugs syndicate and procured drugs for Rajput, her boyfriend. However, NCB said it did not want her custody as she has been already questioned for three days.
In fact, the agency told the court that she was confronted with all other accused including her brother Showik.
Rhea disclosed her involvement in the procurement of drugs for Rajput and related financial transactions. She also revealed about her instructions to co-accused Sammuel Miranda, Dipesh Sawant and Showik Chakraborty.
“Therefore, it is clear from her statement that Rhea is an active member of the drugs syndicate connected with drug supplies,” the agency said.
The sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act invoked against her include 8(c) (sale, possession or manufacture of banned drugs) and 20 (b) (ii) (possession or use of small quantity of banned drugs).
Eventually, the actor is expected to approach a sessions court for bail today.
FIR registered against Sushant’s sisters
Following Rhea Chakraborty’s accusations, an FIR has been registered against Sushant Singh Rajput’s sisters and others for prescribing him medicines banned under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. Sushant Singh Rajput’s sisters have been charged with abetment to suicide and criminal conspiracy in the FIR lodged by Mumbai police on Monday.
The case has been registered at Bandra police station. The accused have been charged under sections 420, 464, 465, 466, 468, 474, 306, 120(B) and 34 of IPC and sections 8(c), 21, 22(A) and 29 of NDPS Act.
As per the Supreme Court order, the case has been transferred to CBI for further investigation.
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