Rhea Chakraborty and her younger brother Showik Chakraborty have filed a bail application in Bombay HC in connection with the death case of Sushant Singh Rajput filed against them under the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act by the Narcotics Control Bureau.
The bail pleas before the High Court were filed through senior counsel Satish Maneshinde and advocate Anandini Fernandes and are likely to be heard by a bench led by Justice Sarang V Kotwal on September 23.
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Additionally, a special NDPS court on Tuesday extended actor Rhea Chakraborty’s judicial custody till October 6.
Rhea Chakraborty , Showik Chakraborty, Zaid Vilatra, Samuel Miranda, Dipesh Sawant and Abdel Parihar had earlier moved bail applications before the Special Court in the drug case filed by NCB in connection with deceased actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Their bail pleas were rejected by the special NDPS Court on September 11.
While rejecting Rhea Chakraborty and Showik’s bail, Judge GB Gurao had observed-
“According to the prosecution, the accused has taken the names of other persons. The investigation in respect of those persons is in process. If the accused is released on bail then he/she will alert those persons and they will destroy the evidence. There is the possibility of tampering of evidence. As discussed above considering the allegations against the accused there is a bar to release the accused on bail under section 37 of NDPS Act 1985. The investigation is at preliminary stage and if the accused is released on bail then she will tamper the prosecution evidence. Hence, in such a circumstance I find that the applicant/accused is not entitled for bail.”