On Tuesday, actor Rhea Chakraborty was remanded to 14 days judicial custody, till September 22 for her alleged involvement in procuring and consuming drugs in a drug case linked to the death of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
The court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate at Esplanade, Greater Mumbai rejected Actor Rhea Chakraborty’s bail plea and remanded her to judicial custody.
She was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) after 2 days of questioning.
In it’s remand application, the Narcotics Control Bureau has claimed that Rhea Chakraborty used to procure drugs for Sushant Singh Rajput.
In the remand application, NCB stated that Chakravorty ia "an active member of drug syndicate connected with drug supplies" and sought investigation of offences under Sections 8(c), 20(b)(ii), 22, 27 A, 28, 29 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985.
A few days back NCB arrested Chakraborty’s brother Showik, late Actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s house manager Samuel Miranda and his house helper Dipesh Sawant. The NCB stated that Chakraborty’s brother Showik made the statement that he used to facilitate the delivery of drugs, which were received by Sushant Singh Rajput.
Samuel Miranda, Sushant Singh Rajput's house manager and domestic helper Dipesh Sawant also made statements that they used to receive drugs on Sushant Singh Rajput’s instructions and on several occasions, Actor Rhea Chakraborty also instructed them to do so.
NCB further told the Court,
“During statement present respondent Rhea Chraborty revealed about her involvement in procurement of drug and financial transaction and also her Instructions to Samuel Miranda, Dipesh Sawant and Showik Chakraborty in this regard."
Advocate Satish Maneshinde, appearing for Rhea Chakraborty called the arrest a 'travesty of justice.'