Rhea Chakraborty was shifted to Mumbai’s Byculla Jail this morning. She was arrested on drug charges related to the Sushant Singh Rajput case. She was sent to jail for 14 days during a video hearing by a magistrate who rejected her bail last night.
The 28-year-old is expected to request a sessions court for bail today. She spent the night at the Narcotics Control Bureau office last night.
The Byculla jail is the only prison for women inmates in Mumbai and currently has high-profile inmates including Sheena Bora murder accused Indrani Mukerjee.
Rhea Chakraborty has been charged with organizing drugs for her boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput, a Bollywood star whose shock death on June 14 is being investigated by the CBI. There is no mention in the court papers of her using drugs.
She faces charges that could lead to up to 10 years in jail.
Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik Chakraborty are accused of arranging drugs with help from Sushant Singh Rajput’s employees Samuel Miranda and Dipesh Sawant, who were allegedly in touch with drug dealers.
The Narcotics Control Bureau arrested Rhea Chakraborty after three days of questioning and said in its court documents that she was “an active member of the drug syndicate connected with drug supplies” and knew of “every delivery and payment”
The Narcotics Control Bureau started its inquiries based on WhatsApp chats retrieved from Rhea Chakraborty’s phone, which revealed alleged conversations around procuring drugs.
Sources said on her second day of questioning yesterday, Rhea Chakraborty made an emotional declaration according to sources, telling the Narcotics Control Bureau – “Whatever I did, I did for Sushant”. Sources said the actor had then denied using drugs but had been evasive on certain questions.
As per reports,the gadgets recovered from Rhea’s home revealed that her drugs circle was highly active in 2017, 2018, 2019. Several big names of Bollywood are spotted in these photographs and videos. The arrest by the NCB comes after three consecutive days questioning in the drug case.