Mumbai: An area Justice of the Peace right here despatched actress Rhea Chakraborty to 14-day judicial custody late on Tuesday evening.
In an anti-climax of types, the Narcotics Management Bureau (NCB) on Tuesday arrested Chakraborty, however later declined to take her into its personal custody and as an alternative sought 14-day judicial custody, which was granted.
The NCB made the sensational arrest shortly after 3.30 pm as a part of its probe to unravel the medicine nexus within the movie trade, capping three days of powerful grilling and intense hypothesis.
Rhea was charged beneath NDPS Act Sections 8(C), 20(b)(ii), 22, 27A, 28 and 29, for her alleged function within the medicine angle which has emerged within the investigations into the dying of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, mentioned NCB Deputy Director M.A. Jain.
Jain added that no matter info she has given to the NCB was “sufficient for the arrest”, and she or he was produced in a video-conference earlier than the Esplanade Courtroom Justice of the Peace late on Tuesday night.
In its six-page NCB remand software, Rhea was described as “an active member of the drug syndicate connected with drug supplies” who “used to manage finances for drug procurement along with Sushant Singh Rajput” — with none point out if she herself consumed medicine.
Late on Tuesday evening, a Mumbai Justice of the Peace despatched her to 14 days judicial custody, after which Rhea’s attorneys moved the identical courtroom for bail, which was declined.
Since a girl can’t be taken to an everyday jail at evening, Rhea is anticipated to spend the evening within the NCB’s lockup whereas her authorized group plans the following transfer, together with making use of for bail in the next courtroom.
Earlier on Tuesday, Rhea — who has all alongside maintained she is harmless — was rapidly whisked off for a compulsory medical check on the BrihanMumbai Municipal Company’s LTMG Sion Hospital, and got here again to the NCB workplace for the courtroom listening to.
In a scathing assertion focusing on the household of Sushant, Rhea’s lawyer Satish Maneshinde termed it as a “travesty of justice”.
“Three Central agencies hounding a single woman, just because she was in love with a drug addict and was suffering from mental health issues for several years under the case of five leading psychiatrists in Mumbai, who ended up committing suicide due to consumption of illegally administered medicines and used drugs,” Maneshinde mentioned.
A day earlier than her much-anticipated arrest, Rhea even took day out — on the peak of the NCB interrrogation classes — to hit again on the late actor’s household by lodging a police grievance towards Sushant’s sister Priyanka Singh and Dr Tarun Kumar of RML Hospital in New Delhi and others, alleging cast medical prescriptions.
A Mumbai Police official spokesperson mentioned that the grievance has been lodged with Bandra Police beneath numerous sections of Indian Penal Code and NDPS Act, and consistent with the Supreme Courtroom orders, the case has been transferred to the CBI for investigations.
Rhea’s arrest got here three days after her brother Showik Chakraborty, Sushant’s house supervisor Samuel Miranda and his home assist Dipesh Sawant have been arrested and shunted to NCB custody until September 9, moreover two different drug peddlers Abdel Basit Parihar and Zaid Vilatra, who’re additionally in NCB custody.
The NCB had earlier mentioned that with these arrests, it hopes to “uproot the drugs citadel in Bollywood and Mumbai” amid discuss of a number of extra Bollywood personalities coming into the company’s radar.
Earlier, Rhea was grilled a number of instances by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED). She was additionally questioned by the Mumbai Police earlier. She has now lastly been arrested by the NCB, almost 11 weeks after Sushant was discovered lifeless at his Bandra house on June 14.
Displaying confidence in her gait post-arrest, Rhea appeared calm and composed as she stepped out of the NCB workplace to proceed for her medical and subsequent authorized formalities.
Until date, the NCB interrogated Rhea for six hours on Sunday, for eight hours on Monday and once more for round 5 hours on Tuesday earlier than inserting her beneath arrest.
Maneshinde mentioned earlier that Rhea has not approached any courtroom searching for anticipatory bail in all of the circumstances foisted by Bihar Police, now with the CBI, ED and NCB.
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