Mumbai, 9th September: Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty’s bail has been rejected as a part of a drug syndicate, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) said.
According to reports from NDTV, Rhea Chakraborty has been arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau on Tuesday in connection with drugs-related allegations in the Sushant Singh Rajput case.
She was sent to judicial custody for 14 days and asked to go to a sessions court for bail.
Rhea Chakraborty who was dating the late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput in his final days has been charged with organizing drugs for the Bollywood star after three days of questioning.
She “is an active member of the drug syndicate connected with drug supplies,” the Narcotics Control Bureau said in its court documents. She faces charges that could lead to jail for up to 10 years but the Narcotics Control Bureau makes no official mention of her using drugs.
“We have evidence against Rhea, which is why we arrested her. There is no need for custody,” said Mutha Ashok Jain, a senior official of the Narcotics Control Bureau. He admitted that no drugs had been found on her.
The documents submitted in the Bureau reveal that Rhea Chakraborty “procured drugs for Sushant Singh Rajput and used to manage finance for drug procurement with him along with her brother Showik Chakraborty.
The NCB has claimed that Sushant Singh Rajput’s employees Samuel Miranda and Dipesh Sawant used to procure drugs on the directions of Sushant Singh and Rhea Chakraborty.
After her arrest, Rhea Chakraborty, dressed in all-black with a “Smash the Patriarchy” message across her t-shirt, waved at the cameras before getting into a police van.
The 28-year-old, named as an accused in the CBI investigation into Sushant Singh Rajput’s death on June 14, reportedly told the Narcotics Control Bureau during her questioning: “Whatever I did, I did for Sushant”.
Rhea Chakraborty is also being investigated by the CBI regarding the death of Sushant Singh Rajput. His father has alleged that the actress had exploited Rajput for money, mentally harassed him and had a role in his death.
Ever since the mysterious death of Sushant Singh, a pandora box of controversies has opened up involving the big names of Bollywood, and politicians too.
Bollywood celebrities, since yesterday, have stepped up in support of Rhea Chakraborty. Many celebs including Sonam Kapoor, Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Radhika Madhu, and Anurag Kashyap have taken a stand for the actress by sharing messages of ‘Smashing the Patriarchy’ on social media.
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