Bollywood drugs case: Rhea gets bail, brother Showik’s plea rejected

Also granted bail was Sushant Singh Rajput’s cook Dipesh Sawant and his domestic help Samuel Miranda on a personal bond of ₹ 50,000 each

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Rhea was lodged in Byculla Jail in Mumbai since her arrest on September 8 | Photo: Twitter

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday (October 7) granted bail to Rhea Chakraborty in an alleged drugs case related to the death of Sushant Singh Rajput. Rhea was granted bail on a personal bond of ₹1 lakh. But the court rejected the plea of her brother Showik and Abdel Basit Parihar.

Also granted bail was Sushant Singh Rajput’s cook Dipesh Sawant and his domestic help Samuel Miranda on a personal bond of ₹ 50,000 each.

Rhea, who was reportedly in a relationship with Rajput, was arrested by the NCB on September 8 on charges of being a part of a drug syndicate operating in Mumbai. Her brother was arrested on September 4. Her bail plea was rejected by the special court, following which she has filed an appeal before the Bombay High Court.

Since her arrest, Rhea has been in Byculla jail. A special court had on October 6 extended their judicial custody till October 20.

Related news: After AIIMS, CBI finds no trace of homicide in Sushant’s death

Rhea had said in her plea that according to prima facie allegations, she had bought drugs for her boyfriend Rajput, who is alleged to have died by suicide on June 14 at his Bandra residence. She said this did not amount to being part of a nexus to invoke Section 27A of the NDPS Act, which pertains to financing illicit traffic and is a non-bailable offence.

The CBI is separately probing a case against Rhea and others for allegedly abetting the actor’s suicide.

The central agency probe agrees with the AIIMS report that declares that SSR died by suicide. A forensic audit of Rajput’s bank accounts has not thrown up anything “suspicious” to suggest that his friend Rhea could have pushed Rajput to suicide for financial gain, agency sources have said.

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