Rhea Chakraborty, who got bail in drugs case, released from Mumbai prison

Actor Rhea Chakraborty to walk out of Mumbai prison shortly. She was granted bail in drugs related case in Sushant Singh Rajput’s death probe on Wednesday.
Rhea Chakraborty (File picture)(PTI Photo)
Rhea Chakraborty (File picture)(PTI Photo)
Updated on Oct 07, 2020 06:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi

Actor Rhea Chakraborty, who was given bail by the Bombay high court, walked out of Byculla prison in Mumbai on Wednesday. The court granted her bail earlier in the day in a drugs case in connection with actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, but with strict conditions - appearing before Mumbai Police for 10 days and before the NCB once in a month for next six months.

The court also directed Chakraborty to submit a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh and not to tamper with evidence while out on bail.

The high court also granted bail to Rajput’s aides Dipesh Sawant and Samuel Miranda. However, the petition of Rhea’s brother Showik Chakraborty, who is also an accused in the case being probed by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), was rejected.

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All these accused were arrested by the NCB last month.

The court said Rhea Chakraborty could not be said to have financed or harboured illicit drug trafficking as alleged by the central agency.

The court also observed that she did not have any criminal antecedents, and it was unlikely that she could affect the probe or tamper with evidence while out on bail.

The NCB has charged Rhea under the stringent Section 27-A of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act that pertains to the offence of financing andd harbouring illegal drug trafficking.

Rajput, 34, was found dead at his apartment in Mumbai’s Bandra area on June 14 this year.

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