India / Rhea's brother, who was arrested in Sept, granted bail in drugs case

Zoom News : Dec 02, 2020, 06:09 PM
Mumbai: A Mumbai special court on Wednesday granted bail to Showik Chakraborty, the brother of actor-model Rhea Chakraborty, who was the live-in partner of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

Showik  is currently lodged in the Taloja central prison in the adjoining Raigad district.

Showik (24) and Rhea (27) were arrested on September 4 and September 8 respectively.

The Bombay High Court had granted bail to Rhea on October 7, however, Showik’s bail plea was rejected earlier.

On Wednesday, a special NDPS court granted bail to Showik.

Both were booked under various sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. The sections pressed against them include sections 20(b) that deals with production, manufacture, possession, selling, purchase and transport of cannabis, 28 (punishment for attempt to commit offences), 29 (punishment for abetment and criminal conspiracy) and 27(a) that defines punishment for financing illicit traffic and harbouring offenders.

Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead in his Bandra flat on June 14.

The Mumbai police was investigating the case, however, it was transferred to the CBI by the Supreme Court.  The ED too joined the probe, and when records of incriminating WhatsApp chats surfaced, the NCB was tasked to investigate the drugs angle in the Sushant Singh Rajput case.