A special NDPS court on Tuesday, has extended the judicial custody of the prime accused in the Sushant Singh Rajput case, Rhea Chakraborty till October 6. The bail pleas of Rhea and her brother Showik was rejected by NDPS court on September 11.
They have also moved a bail application in the High Court through senior counsel Satish Maneshinde and advocate Anandini Fernandes which is likely to be heard by Justice Sarang V Kotwal on September 23.
The special Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985, court has rejected the bail pleas of Rhea Chakraborty, Showik Chakraborty, Sushant’s house staff Samuel Miranda, cook Dipesh Sawant, Zaid Vilatra, and Abdel Basit Parihar.
The petitioners had raised the contention that the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) had not mentioned the quantity of drugs seized from them. The bail pleas were rejected observing that under the sections in which they were booked, no particular quantity of drug is required to prove offence.
In the plea, Rhea had also submitted that prima facie allegations, she had bought drugs for her boyfriend, which did not amount to being part of a nexus. She further said that according to the NCB, transactions worth only Rs 12,000 were alleged to be made by her, which does not amount to illicit traffic.
On September 18, Samuel Miranda and two others had moved Bombay High Court and informed that neither of them had been found in possession of contraband drugs nor was there any evidence that they had supplied them to Rajput.
The petitioners, Samuel Miranda, Dipesh Sawant, and alleged drug peddler Abdul Basid Parihar seeking bail, had submitted that they don’t fall under the stipulations of relevant provisions under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. The court has posted the matter to September 29.
Rhea Chakraborty was arrested by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on September 8 for her alleged links with drug peddlers and involvement in the drug angle in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case. Before that, Rhea was remanded to judicial custody for 14 days.
She is charged under Section 8(c) (produce, manufacture, possess, sell, purchase, transport, warehouse, use, consume, import); 20(b)(ii) (punishment for contravention in relation to the cannabis plant and cannabis where such contravention relates to small quantity, involves quantity lesser than commercial quantity but greater than small quantity, involves commercial quantity); 22 (punishment for contravention in relation to psychotropic substances); 27A (punishment for financing illicit traffic and harbouring offenders); 28 (punishment for attempts to commit offences); and 29 (punishment for abetment and criminal conspiracy) of the NDPS act.