The bail pleas of Riya Chakraborty and her brother Shauvik, who were arrested in a drug-related case in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case, are set to be heard in the Bombay High Court on Tuesday. Rhea and her brother were arrested by the Bureau of Narcotics Control. Actress Riya Chakraborty has been lodged in Mumbai’s Byculla Jail for the past several days in connection with the Sushant Singh Rajput death drug case. A special court in Mumbai has remanded him in judicial custody till October. However, Riya Chakraborty has applied to the Bombay High Court for bail.
Riya Chakraborty bail hearing live:
The Bombay High Court has started hearing Riya Chakraborty’s bail plea.
Riya and Shauvik Chakraborty’s bail plea in the Bombay High Court will begin soon.
Riya Chakraborty, who was arrested in a drug case involving the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, has said in his bail application filed in the Bombay High Court that he was innocent and that the Bureau of Drug Control (NCB) had “deliberately” charged him and his family. Making serious allegations. He said he was the victim of a ‘witch hunt’ (search operation of suspects). In his bail application filed in the High Court on Tuesday, Chakraborty said he was only 26 years old and had faced three investigations by the police and central agencies and parallel media trials, apart from the NCB investigation.
“The petitioner (Chakraborty) is innocent and has not committed any crime,” the petition said. He said in the application that he had become a victim of ‘witch-hunting’ as the CBI and ED had failed to gather evidence against him and the NCB had been brought in to implicate him and his family. Chakraborty was charged with various offenses, including financing illegal drug trafficking. A case has been filed under Section 227 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, which barred the accused from bail.
A lawyer for actress Riya Chakraborty and her brother Sauvik told the Bombay High Court last Sunday that the NCB had no right to start an investigation into the Dogs case involving the death of Susanta Singh Rajput. Lawyer Satish Manshinde told the High Court that the investigation into the drug case concerned Rajput’s death should be handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
However, the High Court did not make any order on Riya and Shawvik’s bail application and asked the NCB to respond by Monday (September 26). The NCB has filed a case against Rhea and Shawvik under various sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS).
The jailed sister-brother earlier this week dismissed a special NDPS court order in the High Court. A single bench of Justice Sarang Kotwal told Manshind that while hearing the petition seeking an inquiry into Rajput’s suicide, the apex court had said that the CBI would investigate all cases related to the death. The council argued that section 227A of the NDPS Act should not have been a stricter section against Rhea and Shauvik.
Apart from Ripa and Shauvik’s bail pleas, Deepesh Sawant and Samuel Miranda and alleged drug smuggler Abdul Parihar will also be heard. Please say that Sushant Singh Rajput fell dead on June 14 at his home in Bandra, Mumbai.