Rhea Chakraborty, brother Showik's bail application rejected in Mumbai sessions court
Rhea Chakraborty was arrested on Tuesday by the Narcotics Crime Bureau in a drug probe linked with the death of Sushant Singh Rajput.
Mumbai sessions court on Friday rejected the bail plea of Rhea Chakraborty, along with her brother Showik and four others, reports Press Trust of India.
PTI tweeted the development
Court rejects bail pleas of Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik in drugs case
— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) September 11, 2020
Their bail applications were rejected by judge G B Gurao of the special court hearing cases filed under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. Special Public Prosecutor Atul Sarpande had opposed their bail saying Rhea and Showik financed and arranged drugs. Lawyer Satish Maneshinde, who is representing Chakraborty, said they will decide on approaching Bombay High Court after procuring a copy of the order.
Satish Maneshinde (Representing Rhea Chakraborty): Once we get a copy of the order, we will decide next week on the course of action, about approaching the Bombay High Court #RheaChakroborty #RheaChakraborthy #JusticeForRhea #JusticeForSSR #SatishManeshinde
— Bar & Bench (@barandbench) September 11, 2020
In her bail application, Chakraborty had alleged that during her interrogation by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), she was "coerced" into making "self-incriminating confessions." She also claimed that she has not committed any crime whatsoever and has been falsely implicated in the case.
The plea said that "the actor has formally retracted all such incriminating confessions."
In the plea, she also said that her arrest is "unwarranted and without any justification." "The actor's liberty has arbitrarily been curtailed," it added.
The plea also said that no female officer was present during her interrogation.
Chakraborty, who was arrested in Mumbai by the NCB on Tuesday, filed this plea after a magistrate court rejected her bail application on the same day.
The actress was arrested in a drug case linked to her boyfriend and actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death.
Besides Rhea and Showik, the NCB had also arrested Sushant's house manager Samuel Miranda, and Abdul Basit, Zaid Vilatra and Dipesh Sawant on drug supply charges.
The NCB is probing the drug angle in this case under criminal sections of the NDPS Act after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) shared with it a report following the cloning of two mobile phones of Rhea.
Various angles surrounding the death of the Rajput are being probed by three federal agencies, the NCB, the ED, and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
Rajput was found dead at his Bandra flat on 14 June.
(With inputs from Press Trust of India)
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Earlier on Wednesday, the court issued a summons to the actor to appear before it physically on 26 September this year
Observing that any accused is entitled to an expeditious hearing of his bail plea, a bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud asked the principal district and sessions judge of the Rouse Avenue court to take up the petition for hearing.
The trial court had cancelled the bail granted by the Kerala High Court on 20 August for allegedly influencing the witnesses. The accused had obtained bail in the case in 2018