A special NDPS court has extended the judicial custody of Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik and others till 20 October, as per a report by ANI. Rhea and Showik were arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in an alleged drugs link related to Rhea’s late partner Sushant Singh Rajput’s death.
On 29 September, the Bombay High Court had reserved its order on the bail pleas of Rhea and Showik, which they had filed on 22 September.
Rhea has been charged with procurement and consumption of drugs. 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”.
Rhea Chakraborty also alleges in her bail plea that her late partner Sushant Singh Rajput “took advantage of those closest to him to sustain his drug habit”.
Chakraborty claims that her former boyfriend, Sushant Singh Rajput was the “only consumer of drugs and that he was directing his staff members to procure his drugs”. Chakraborty also alleges that “if the late actor were alive today, he would have been charged for the consumption of small quantities, which is a bailable offence having punishment of a term of imprisonment upto one year.”
Chakraborty also lashes out at the laws of India in terms of banned substance abuse saying it is “preposterous” that while the “consumer of drugs” would receive a maximum punishment of up to one year jail, she having paid for Sushants drugs on a few occasions, would be expected to serve 20 years jail time.