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Bombay HC to hear Rhea Chakraborty’s bail plea today, NCB says she is ‘prominent member of drug syndicate’

Reha Chakravarti arrested

The Bombay high court on Tuesday will hear the bail applications of Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik Chakraborty. Both of them have been arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) related to the drugs angle in the Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case.

Her earlier bail application was rejected by a special court and subsequently remanded to 14-day judicial custody, which has been extended till October 6.

Rhea’s lawyer, Satish Maneshinde, while arguing in the court said that the investigation lodged under the NDPS should be transferred to the CBI as per the directives of the Supreme Court.

He argued that since the central government has empowered CBI to investigate Rajput’s death the NCB cease to have any jurisdiction.

On the other hand, the NCB replied to the bail application, saying that it has the jurisdiction to investigate the case against her and several others, including her brother Showik.

Moreover, NCB reiterated and alleged that Rhea was “an active member of the drug syndicate connected with high society personalities and drug suppliers.”

“Applicant (Rhea) has in her statement (recorded by NCB) revealed about her involvement in procurement of drugs and financing of illicit drug dealings,” the reply by the NCB said to Rhea’s bail application.

The NCB in their affidavit opposing Rhea’s bail plea said that Rhea is a prominent member of supply chain of drugs and majorly she is handling finance also. She used to manage finance for drug procurement along with Sushant Singh Rajput. On her part, Rea says that she is innocent, and has been falsely implicated in the case.She accuses the NCB of coercing into making “self-incriminatory” confessions.

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