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Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik were arrested by the NCB in the probe surrounding the drugs angle linked with Sushant Singh Rajput‘s death case. Rhea was arrested on September 8 while Showik was taken into custody on September 4. Rhea was sent to Byculla jail while Showik was taken to Taloga Central jail.
As per a report in IANS, Justice S.V. Kotwal of the Bombay High Court on Tuesday reserved the order on the bail pleas of both.
The court completed the hearing of the arguments by the Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh and with Rhea and Showik’s lawyer Satish Maneshinde besides advocate Tareq Sayed for co-accused Abdel Basit Parihar, advocate Subodh Desai for Samuel Miranda, advocate Rajendra Rathod for Dipesh Sawant, and has reserved the order in the matter.
On Monday, the Narcotics Control Bureau had filed two affidavits opposing the bail applications of Rhea and Showik. The affidavits, submitted by NCB Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede, stated that there was enough evidence to show that Rhea financed trafficking of drugs. It read, “Electronic evidence such as WhatsApp chats, records were retrieved from mobile, laptop and hard-disk and it indicated payment made for the drugs. Thus, there is ample evidence to show present applicant (Rhea Chakraborty) has not only regularly dealt with but also financed illicit trafficking of drugs.”
Both Rhea and Showik are currently in judicial custody till October 6.