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Bail Rejected: Rhea Chakraborty, Showik and others arrested in drug case will remain in jail till September 22

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Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik had applied for bail after they were arrested by NCB. The first time rejecting Rhea’s bail application, the magistrate court had sent her to 14-days judicial custody. Following which the hearing of their bail plea was put on hold until today by Mumbai’s Sessions Court.

The latest update states that the bail application of Rhea, her brother Showik and four other accused has been rejected by the Session court. Read on to know the details.

According to a report in News18, the Mumbai Sessions Court on Friday rejected the bail applications of all 6 accused, including Rhea Chakraborty, who was arrested over drug-related charges linked to the Sushant Singh Rajput death case. The other accused are- Showik Chakraborty, Zaid Vilatra, Basit Parihar, Samuel Miranda and Deepesh Sawant. They are all booked by NCB under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.

The actress has been sent to the judicial custody till September 22. She will be apparently kept in Byculla jail women’s facility. Reportedly, the lawyers of the accused will now approach the High Court.

On Thursday, NCB had strongly opposed Rhea’s bail plea. The actress after her three-day interrogation with NCB had admitted to procuring drugs for her boyfriend Sushant.

The NCB has said, “As per the statement of the applicant (Rhea), she was making payment for the drugs, which were taken delivery of by Samuel Miranda (Sushant’s housekeeper) and Dipesh Sawant (Sushant’s cook) for handing over to Sushant Singh Rajput.”  NCB officials also stated that if released Rhea may tamper with witnesses.

However yesterday, Rhea retracted her statement saying that she was coerced into making ‘self- incriminatory’ confessions by NCB. A part of the actress’ plea read, “During her custody, the applicant was coerced into making self- incriminatory confessions. That by her Application dated 8th September 2020, the Applicant has formally retracted all such incriminatory confessions. The applicant was summoned by the Respondents and interrogated for hours on the 6th, 7th and 8th of September 2020 at the NCB office. The Applicant had no access to any legal advice during her questioning when she was interrogated for a minimum of 8 hours at a stretch by multiple male officers… There was not a single lady officer who interrogated the present Applicant as mandated by law.”

For more updates on this case, stay tuned to Bollywood Bubble.

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