Actor Rhea Chakraborty, in her second request for bail after two weeks in a Mumbai jail, has alleged a witch-hunt against her by the Narcotics Control Bureau at the instance of three central agencies that specialize in “investigations of international ramifications” but have found no evidence against her.
The bail requests of Rhea Chakraborty and her brother will be heard tomorrow by the Bombay High Court. It was put off by a day due to heavy rain in Mumbai.
Rhea Chakraborty was arrested on September 9 on drugs charges linked to the investigation into the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, her boyfriend, on June 14. She was described by the Narcotics Control Bureau as “an active member of a drug syndicate”. Her judicial custody was yesterday extended to October 6.
In her bail plea, Rhea Chakraborty says it is clear that “Sushant Singh Rajput was the only consumer of drugs and that he was directing his staff members to procure his drugs”.
She says that based on information in the public domain, Sushant Singh Rajput had asked his cook, Neeraj, to make ganja joints/rolls/doobies and place them in his bedroom three days before his death. She said Neeraj had told the CBI and Mumbai Police that he had prepared the joints and placed them in a box in his bedroom and “thereafter when the actor was found dead, he verified from the box that all the joints/doobies had been consumed and the entire box was empty”.