Rhea Chakraborty gets bail, her brother Showik’s plea rejected

Rhea Chakraborty has been granted bail by Bombay High Court today. The court, however, rejected the bail plea of her brother, Showik Chakraborty. The actress has to submit her passport and Rs 1 lakh bond for the bail. She will require permission to go out of Mumbai. On September 11, the bail applications of Rhea, Showik and three other people were rejected by special NDPS court. They then moved the Bombay High Court for bail. On September 29, the court reserved decision on the bail pleas.

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) strongly opposed the bail pleas filed by Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik, and other co-accused in a drug case. The agency had told the Bombay High Court that a strong message needed to be sent out to the society, especially youngsters, to ensure they did not consume drugs.

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) said the siblings and others arrested were “active members of a drug syndicate” and vowed to go to the roots of the case, an offshoot of probe into filmstar Sushant Singh Rajput’s death in June.

Rhea Chakraborty was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on September 9 for allegedly procuring drugs for Sushant Singh Rajput. She is currently staying at Mumbai’s Byculla jail.