Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik have been remanded back into custody until 6 October by a special NDPS court on Tuesday (22 September), reports ANI. The actor and her brothe were arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on 8 September for alleged drug links related to the death Sushant Singh Rajput.
Chakraborty’s lawyer Satish Maneshinde in a statement said, “Rhea Chakraborty and Showik Chakraborty have filed an application for bail in the NDPS Case in Bombay High Court. It will come up for hearing on 23 September before Justice Sarang V Kotwal. The details of the bail applications will be shared after the hearing”.
Following her arrest, Rhea had filed for a bail application before the Sessions Court in Mumbai on 9 September, stating that she is being framed in the case. On 11 September, a special court rejected the bail pleas of Showik and Rhea Chakraborty along with Abdul Basit Parihar, Zaid Vilatra, Dipesh Sawant and Samuel Miranda.
Chakraborty faces charges of drug procurement and consumption. Rhea has been charged under sections 27 A, 21,22, 29 and 28 of the NDPS Act. The NCB had reportedly said in its court documents that Rhea was “an active member of the drug syndicate connected with drug supplies” and knew of “every delivery and payment”.
Chakraborty is currently being held at Byculla Jail in Mumbai, she has denied allegations that she is an active member of a “drug syndicate”.
In other news, actor Dia Mirza has taken to her Instagram account issuing a statement over reports that she is involved in the Bollywood drug nexus tap here.
Source inputs: ANI | NDTV