- Rhea Chakraborty to stay in Jail in Drug Case
- Bail plea of Rhea Chakraborty, brother Showik Chakraborty and other accused was rejected by the court in Mumbai
- Rhea’s earlier bail request was rejected by a magistrate
Bail requested applied by Actress Rhea Chakraborty has been denied after her arrest over the drug charges linked to the Sushant Singh Rajput death case. In addition to this, bail requests of her brother Showik Chakraborty and other accused were also rejected by a court in Mumbai.
Actress Rhea Chakraborty’s earlier bail request was also rejected by a magistrate who sent her to jail till September 22 on the request of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB).
In her new request, the 28 year old actress had retracted her confession and said she was “coerced into making self-incriminatory confessions”.
She also said that her life is at risk in the judicial custody, adding that she had received rape and death threats and that three investigations had “taken a severe toll on her mental health and well-being”.
Rhea’s appeal for bail said that she had “not committed any crime whatsoever and has been falsely implicated in the case”.
However, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) argued that she had conscious knowledge of drugs use by her boyfriend late Sushant Singh Rajput and “made herself part of this offence by procuring the drugs.”
During the court hearing on the bail plea submitted by the actoress, the anti-drug bureau alleged that Rhea Chakraborty user her Credit Card and payment gateway to facilitate the financial transactions related to dealing of the illicit drug trafficking.
It was also said that she had made “voluntary confession” about her involvement in the case during the questioning and it is admissible in the court of law, said the NCB, countering Rhea Chakraborty’s assertion that she had been “coerced into confessing”.
The Narcotics Control Bureau also said that the drugs financed by the actress were not meant for personal use but for supplying them to other people, arguing, “Therefore, Section 27A of NDPS (Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act) is applicable and she cannot escape the clutches of law,”.
NCB also informed the sessions court that if Rhea Chakraborty is released on bail she “may tamper with the evidence and also try to win over witnesses using her position in the society and money power”.
The petition, on the other hand, argued that her arrest was “unwarranted and without any justification,” and her liberty was “arbitrarily curtailed” and that no female officer was present during her interrogation.
The 28 year old actress also said she “had no access to any legal advice during her questioning when she was interrogated for a minimum of eight hours at a stretch by multiple male officers”. Rhea Chakraborty has spent two nights in Byculla Jail, the only prison for women in Mumbai. Her earlier bail request was rejected by a magistrate who sent her to jail till the 22nd of September.