Rhea Chakraborty was arrested on September 9 on charges of procuring drugs for late actor Sushant Singh Rajput. It’s been nearly a month that Rhea and her brother Showik Chakraborty are in judicial custody. A special court in Mumbai extended her custody during a hearing in the case today.
She will now remain in jail till October 20. The special court had earlier rejected the bail pleas of the actor and her brother.
The Narcotics Control Bureau had earlier stated that 28-year-old actor Rhea Chakraborty along with her brother Showik bought drugs not for their own use but to supply them to Sushant Singh Rajput, which is “a more serious offense” related to the funding of drugs. They called Rhea “an active member of a drugs syndicate”.
While the court has extended her custody, Congress leader Adhir Chaudhary demanded her release. He wrote on Twitter, “We are all pained by the expiry of Sushant ji but he cannot be honored by falsely implicating a lady as an accused, I have earlier said that Rhea Chakroborty was an innocent lady, she should be released without further harassment to her, she has been the victim of Political conspiracy.”
He also wrote, “Now the BJP propaganda machinery may accuse the forensic team of AIIMS who has nullified the allegation that Rhea Chakroborty conspired to kill Sushant Singh Rajput.”
His statement came after AIIMS reports ruled out the murder theory in Sushant’s death case.
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