The bail pleas of Rhea Chakraborty along with her brother Showik and four others were rejected by a Mumbai sessions court on Friday. They were arrested by the NCB in drug conspiracy connected to the Sushant Singh Rajput death case. Hence, Rhea will remain in judicial custody till September 22. The other members arrested by the NCB include Sushant’s house manager, Samuel Miranda, and his staff, DipeshSawant, who has also been arrested by the central agency.
In the meanwhile, the bail orders of co-accused and alleged drug peddlers, BasitParihar and Zaid Vilatra, were also rejected.
If found guilty, she will face up to 10 years in prison. In her bail plea, Rhea said that she is innocent and accused the NCB of “falsely implicating” her in the case. She alleged that the agency coerced her into making self-incriminatory confessions” on the day of her arrest.
Samuel Miranda and DipeshSawant also accused Rhea Chakraborty of being involved in the drug conspiracy.
However, Rhea received immense support after her arrest from the Bollywood industry. They took to social media standing in solidarity with her. Celebrities like TaapseePannu, VidyaBalan, Sonam Kapoor, Anurag Kashyap, ShibaniDandekar, Radhika Madan, and RaveenaTandon, among others, demanded justice for Rhea.
While Rhea and her colleagues are saying that she is innocent, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has claimed that Rhea not only consumed drugs but was also involved in selling, transporting, and was part of a deep conspiracy, grounds for which bail shouldn’t be granted. Her attorneys will now approach the High Court for bail.