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Rhea Chakraborty Claims Being Coerced Into Confession

Mumbai: Actress Rhea Chakraborty has claimed in her bail utility that she was coerced into making self-incriminatory confessions throughout custody.

A day after Rhea’s arrest by the Narcotics Central Bureau (NCB), it has been revealed {that a} particular courtroom right here will hear the bail functions of the actress and her brother Showik on September 10.

Rhea, who was Sushant Singh Rajput’s girlfriend, was arrested on Tuesday by the NCB after being has been charged beneath the Narcotic Medicine and Psychotropic Substances Act for her alleged position within the medicine angle that has emerged throughout investigation into the June 14 demise of Sushant.

Within the 20-page bail utility, Rhea has said that she is “innocent and has not committed any crime whatsoever. The applicant has been falsely implicated in the present case”.

The appliance additionally said that no medicine or psychotropic substances have been seized from the Rhea, and “the allegations, if any, would pertain strictly to small quantities”, thus the offence is bailable in nature.

“The allegations against the present applicant would at the most make out a case of purchasing small quantities of drugs which is in essence a bailable offence. There is not a shred of evidence to connect the applicant with financing any illicit traffic or harbouring any offenders,” the applying learn.

Rhea has additionally claimed that “during her custody, the applicant was coerced into making self- incriminatory confessions”.

“That by her Application dated 8th September 2020, the Applicant has formally retracted all such incriminatory confessions,” it added.

“The applicant was summoned by the Respondents and interrogated for hours on the 6th, 7th and 8th of September 2020 at the NCB office. The Applicant had no access to any legal advice during her questioning when she was interrogated for a minimum of 8 hours at a stretch by multiple male officers… There was not a single lady officer who interrogated the present Applicant as mandated by law,” the applying learn additional.

Within the doc, Rhea has asserted that she has all the time been cooperative, and cited “serious risk to her life if she were to be unduly detained in judicial custody”.

“The applicant has been at the receiving end of hundreds of death and rape threats for the past several months,” it said.

The appliance additionally cites psychological well being, well-being and the continuing coronavirus pandemic as causes to hunt bail.

In line with Deputy Director (operations) of NCB, KPS Malhotra, who can be supervising the investigations into the Sushant case, Zaid Vilatra, Abdel Basit Parihar, Samuel Miranda, Dipesh Sawant and Showik “were produced before court and court granted 14 days judicial custody till September 23”.

“They all applied for bail and the matter was taken on board and further adjourned for tomorrow. On that day, we applied for 5 days and court granted till 9th Sept. Today, again we had moved an application for extension of NCB remand and court after going through the material evidence granted the same,” Malhotra famous.

(IANS)

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