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Rhea Chakraborty was granted bail about a month ago on October 7 by the Bombay High Court in the drug probe in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case, but her brother Showik Chakraborty who was also arrested by the Narcotics Breauru Control was rejected bail by the Bombay HC. Now, Rhea’s sibling has filed a new bail plea in the Special Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Court.
Showik was also taken into judicial custody after his Whatsapp chats were looked into that revealed he dealt with drugs and was in touch with drug peddlers.
According to a tweet by ANI, “Showik Chakraborty, brother of Rhea Chakraborty files fresh bail application in Special NDPS Court. #Mumbai”
Showik Chakraborty, brother of Rhea Chakraborty files fresh bail application in Special NDPS Court. #Mumbai
— ANI (@ANI) November 7, 2020
According to a report by Hindustan Times, Showik’s bail application read, “In the facts and circumstances of the present case, given that no commercial quantity has been alleged in respect of the applicant, there has been no recovery from the applicant and that all allegations pertain only to small quantities, the embargo imposed by Section 37 of the NDPS Act, 1985 would not be applicable.”
It further read, “Apart from allegedly procuring the drugs for the late actor, there are no allegations against the applicant of being involved in any other form of illicit traffic or even of purchasing drugs for any other person. Hence, terming the applicant as being part of a “drug syndicate” or having financed the “illicit traffic” of drugs is wholly farfetched and without application of mind.”
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