Rhea Chakraborty’s judicial custody extended till Oct 6


A special court in Mumbai, on Tuesday, extended the judicial custody of actress Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik Chakraborty till October 6.

Rhea and Showik have filed bail pleas before the Bombay High Court, which wll heard on September 23.

Rhea was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on September 9. Besides Rhea, the NCB also arrested her brother Showik Chakraborty, Sushant’s former aide Samuel Miranda and drug dealers who have been allegedly linked to Bollywood.

Rhea Chakraborty was questioned for three days before her arrest on charges of arranging drugs for Sushant Rajput.

In its order rejecting Rhea’s bail plea, a special court in Mumbai had said that at the present stage there are no reasonable grounds for not connecting her to the case. The court also said there is possibility of the accused tampering with evidence if released on bail.

 Among other grounds, Rhea’s lawyer Satish Maneshinde had submitted that no contraband has been seized from the accused and rejected allegations she procured drugs for Sushant.

Extending probe in the drugs case linked to Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, the NCB has sent summons to Dhruv Chitgopekar, CEO of Bollywood talent management agency KWAN.

According to reports, the NCB has also summoned Karishma Prakash who works with KWAN. Karishma is actress Deepika Padukone’s manager.

Kwan’s head talent manager Jaya Saha’s name, who also handled Sushant Singh Rajput, has featured in NCB’s investigation. On Monday, Jaya Saha appeared before the NCB for questioning in the case.

The NCB is going to summon Bollywood actors Sara Ali Khan and Rakul Preet Singh, and fashion designer Simon Khambata this week in connection with an ongoing drugs probe, a senior official of the probe agency said.

Sushant was found dead at his Bandra apartment on June 14.


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