Rhea Chakraborty along with two other were granted bail
The consumer of the drugs has died, it does not mean that the others cannot be punished. This is not a case related only to Sushant Singh Rajput.
Rhea Charaborty get the bail of Rs. 1 lakhs deposited and other two late Sushant's housekeeper and manager, Dipesh Sawat and Samuel Miranda respectively granted bail with Rs. 50000 each in cash, the bail was granted by the Bombay High Court on Wednesday in a drugs case as they were arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau on September 8.
A single Bench of Justice S.V. Kotwal also granted bail to Samuel Miranda, the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s manager, and Dipesh Sawant, Rajput’s domestic help. However, the court rejected the bail pleas of Ms Chakraborty’s brother Showik and an alleged drug peddler, Abdel Parihar. They continue to remain at Taloja Central Jail.
Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh, appearing for NCB, sought a stay on all the bail pleas granted, which was not allowed.
The court heard all the bail applications on September 29 and then reserved judgment.
The accused were charged under various sections of the Narcotics Drugs Pyschotropic Substances Act.
Mr. Singh had argued earlier that in drug cases, recovery was not necessary. There were precedents. If the court considered the entire syndicate, drugs were not delivered only to Rajput. Showik was in contact with every drug dealer. The person (Sushant) may not be alive, but that does not mean that the offence had gone, he said.
He added, “Just because the consumer of the drugs has died, it does not mean that the others cannot be punished. This is not a case related only to Sushant Singh Rajput. There is no case that Rajput died due to drug consumption. The transactions are not restricted to him. So, his death will not affect the investigation.”
The NCB began its investigation after the Enforcement Directorate (ED), which was probing money laundering charges linked to the case, shared some social media chats retrieved from Rhea Chakraborty’s mobile phone, hinting at the alleged use of banned drugs.
Rajput (34) was found hanging at his residence in suburban Bandra on June 14.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is separately probing a case against Rhea Chakraborty and others for allegedly abetting the actor’s suicide.