Rhea sent to Byculla Jail, may move for bail today

The actor, charged by the NCB with procuring drugs for her late boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput, was arrested on Tuesday and remanded to 14 days of judicial custody

Rhea being taken to Byculla Jail. Photo: ANI/Twitter

Actor Rhea Chakraborty, who spent the night at the office of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) following her arrest on Tuesday (September 8), was shifted to Byculla Jail in Mumbai on Wednesday (September 9).

Rhea, arrested on charges of drug dealings linked to the death of her late boyfriend and actor Sushant Singh Rajput, was denied bail on Tuesday by a magistrate and remanded to 14 days of judicial custody.

She is expected to approach a sessions court for bail on Wednesday.

On Wednesday, she was seen stepped out of the NCB office at 10.15 am after spending the night there and was taken to the Byculla jail by the agency officials.

On Tuesday, the NCB had told the court that Rhea was an “active member” of a drugs syndicate and procured drugs for Sushant.

The agency, however, said it did not want her custody as it had already questioned her for three days.

Immediately after her arrest, the 28-year-old was taken for medical tests including COVID-19 test to the civic- run Sion hospital in Central Mumbai.

At the hospital, her antigen test for COVID-19 came out negative, officials said. She was then taken to the NCB office in south Mumbai around 7.15 pm, and produced before the court through video-conference.

The Byculla Jail, an all-women prison, houses high-profile inmates like Indrani Mukerjea, an accused in the Sheena Bora murder case and activist Sudha Bhardwaj, an accused in the Bhima-Koregaon case.

If convicted she may face a jail term of up to 10 years, in the drugs procurement case.

 

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