TC Bureau Mumbai: In a recent development, Bombay High Court has granted bail to actor Rhea Chakraborty after 28 days of arrest but her brother Showik Chakraborty has been denied bail. Rhea Chakraborty was arrested by NCB in a drug probe linked to Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. Another court had yesterday extended their judicial custody till October 20.
She was accused of being “an active member of a drugs syndicate” and financing drugs used by Sushant Singh Rajput, her boyfriend. Sushant Singh Rajput’s employees Dipesh Sawant and Samuel Miranda have also been granted bail.
“We are delighted by the order. Truth and Justice have prevailed and ultimately the submissions on facts and law have been accepted by Justice Sarang V Kotwal,” said Rhea Chakraborty’s lawyer Satish Maneshinde.
“The arrest and custody of Rhea was totally unwarranted and beyond the reach of law. The hounding and witch-hunt by three central agencies, the CBI, Enforcement Directorate and the Narcotics Control Bureau should come to an end. We remain committed to truth. Satyameva Jayate,” Mr Maneshinde said.
In her bail petition, Rhea Chakraborty had said that she and her brother were sole targets of a witch-hunt by multiple agencies who had found no evidence incriminating her in the case.