Actor Rhea Chakraborty will probably be in jail until October 6, a courtroom in Mumbai stated right this moment as her judicial custody ended. She and her brother Showik Chakraborty have requested bail from the Bombay Excessive Court docket, which can take it up tomorrow.
Rhea Chakraborty was arrested on September 9 on medicine fees linked to the Sushant Singh Rajput loss of life investigation.
The 28-year-old actor, who dated Sushant Singh Rajput within the months earlier than his loss of life on June 14, has been accused of organizing medicine for him.
The Narcotics Management Bureau described Rhea Chakraborty as an “energetic member of a drug syndicate”.
On the idea of her three-day questioning earlier this month, the anti-drugs company has widened its investigations to Bollywood’s medicine hyperlinks.
Actors Shraddha Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan, whose names reportedly got here up throughout Rhea Chakraborty’s questioning, could also be summoned by the company later this week, in line with sources.
The company right this moment summoned high Bollywood A-lister Deepika Padukone’s supervisor Karishma Prakash and expertise company government Jaya Saha – who will probably be questioned for the second day. Sushant Singh Rajput’s supervisor Shruti Modi has additionally been summoned. These summons have been issued in reference to the primary case the company registered primarily based on the retrieved WhatsApp messages from Rhea Chakraborty’s cell.
In a separate case registered primarily based on the seizure of 59 grams of marijuana in Mumbai, Narcotics Management Bureau has arrested round 15 individuals.
Apart from Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik Chakraborty, the 15 arrested embody two staff of Sushant Singh Rajput and alleged drug sellers who’ve been linked to Bollywood.
Sushant Singh Rajput, a 34-year-old Bollywood star, was discovered lifeless at his Mumbai residence on June 14. What started as a suicide investigation turned a bigger probe by the CBI after the actor’s household accused Rhea Chakraborty of exploiting him for cash, medicating him and enjoying a task in his loss of life.
The medicine inquiry began after WhatsApp chats on Rhea Chakraborty’s telephone revealed conversations on shopping for medicine for the actor.
After a number of searches, the anti-drugs company registered a second case primarily based on 59 grams of weed discovered on drug sellers allegedly identified to Sushant Rajput. In response to the company, their questioning led them to Rhea Chakraborty and her brother.
A Mumbai courtroom rejected her request for bail saying she might “alert individuals she has named” and proof could possibly be tampered with. The courtroom additionally dismissed Rhea Chakraborty’s argument that she was coerced into making her assertion.