MUMBAI: A Mumbai Particular NDPS Courtroom on Wednesday granted bail to Showik Chakraborty — the brother of Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty — three months after he was arrested in a narcotics case.
Showik, 24, was arrested by the Narcotics Management Bureau (NCB) in a medicine associated case on September 4, as a part of the investigations into the dying of actor Sushant Singh Rajput nearly six months in the past.
Via his lawyer Satish Maneshinde, Showik had utilized for bail in November which was rejected by the Particular Courtroom, however in his second attraction, he had cited a latest Supreme Courtroom verdict which stated that statements to the NCB officers will not be admissible as proof.
Amongst different issues, the NCB had alleged that Rhea and Showik had been a part of a narcotics syndicate and the siblings had been concerned in drug offers, had hyperlinks with the medication cartels and peddlers from whom they procured medication and made funds.
The NCB got here into the image after the Enforcement Directorate began probing sure money-laundering costs in Sushant Singh’s dying and got here throughout some social media chats from Rhea’s cell phone, suggesting alleged medication hyperlinks.
Rhea, 28 was arrested by the NCB on September 8 and granted bail after a month on October 7, at the same time as over two dozen individuals, together with Bollywood-linked individuals, narcotics peddlers, suppliers and financers have been arrested or interrogated.
In its latest ruling the SC stated that no confession made to a police officer shall be taken into consideration with a purpose to convict an accused beneath the NDPS Act.
Sushant Singh was discovered hanging at his Bandra house on June 14, sparking off an enormous political controversy, an upheaval in Bollywood apart from a number of probes by the Mumbai Police, Patna Police, Central Bureau of Investigation, ED and the NCB.