Actor Rhea Chakraborty, arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in the drug case linked to the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, was remanded to 14 days of judicial custody after her bail plea was rejected by a magistrate.
According to reports, she has been asked to approach a sessions court for bail on Wednesday (September 9).
She was questioned by the NCB for the third consecutive day on Tuesday, prior to the arrest. Rhea had denied consuming drugs in multiple interviews to TV channels.
Rhea’s brother Showik Chakraborty was arrested last week by the NCB. Sushant’s house manager Samuel Miranda and cook Dipesh Sawant have also been arrested in this case besides several others.
The arrested actor’s lawyer termed her arrest as “travesty of justice.” “Three central agencies hounding a single woman just because she was in love with a drug addict who was suffering from mental health issues for several years and committed suicide due to consumption of illegally administered medicines and drugs,” ANI quoted him as saying.
Reacting to Rhea’s arrest, Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey said she has been totally exposed in the sense that she had connection with drug peddlers. “This has been established, that is why she has been arrested… NCB must have found evidence against her,” he said.
Sushant, 34, was found dead in his apartment in suburban Bandra on June 14.
Rhea, the main accused, along with several others are facing probes by several agencies including NCB, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), and Enforcement Directorate (ED) after a complaint was filed by Sushant’s father in Bihar.