Mumbai: Justice S. V. Kotwal of the Bombay Excessive Courtroom adjourned the bail pleas by Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik in a narcotics case for listening to on Sep. 29 subsequent week (Tuesday), their lawyer mentioned right here on Thursday.
On the listening to this afternoon, advocate Satish Maneshinde argued that the investigations by the Narcotics Management Bureau (NCB) had been with out jurisdiction and unlawful because the Supreme Courtroom order of Aug. 19 acknowledged that every one issues in relation to the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s loss of life case be transferred to the CBI.
Refuting a submission by Further Solicitor-Basic Anil Singh, that the NCB had not been served with a replica of the appliance, Maneshinde mentioned that it had been served twice.
Terming the case towards Rhea as “a witch hunt”, he knowledgeable the court docket that she has been charged for procuring medicine for consumption by Sushant and nothing has been seized from her.
He mentioned the offences for which she had been charged are bailable as Sec. 27A of the NDPS Act will not be relevant to the current case as no business portions of medication had been recovered from the siblings.
After listening to Maneshinde, Justice Kotwal requested Singh if the NCB wished to file a reply and accordingly posted the matter for listening to on Sep. 29.
The Chakraborty sister-brother are presently in prolonged judicial custody until October 6.
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