NCB Strongly Opposes Rhea And Showik’s Bail Plea, Says “They’re Active Part Of Drug Trafficking”
Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik Chakraborty have been closely connected to the death of Sushant Singh Rajput. They were arrested by the NCB for peddling, procuring, and allegedly consuming drugs. Both have been trying to get bail but the high court has been rejecting the same. Now, NCB has strongly opposed the constant bail pleas put out by the two stating that they were active members of the drug syndicate and cannot be given bail.
Rhea Chakraborty’s judicial custody was extended till October 6 and today, the Bombay High Court is going to conduct a hearing in Rhea and Showik bail applications. But before that, the Narcotics Control Bureau filed an affidavit yesterday in the High Court opposing their bail. As reported by The Indian Express, Sameer Wankhede, Zonal Director (NCB), filed two affidavits in the High Court saying, “Electronic evidence such as WhatsApp chats, records were retrieved from mobile, laptop and hard-disk and it indicated payment made for drugs. Thus, there is ample evidence to show present applicant Rhea has not only regularly dealt with but also financed illicit trafficking of drugs.”
It further read, “This would tantamount to harbouring. Rhea also allowed her residence for drug storage and consumption by Rajput.” In the affidavit, it has been further mentioned that Rhea and brother Showik were active members of the drug syndicate and that there is evidence proving their involvement in drug trafficking. It read, “It is clear from the statements and electronic evidence gathered by NCB that applicant is an active member of the drug syndicate connected with high society personalities and drug suppliers. There is sufficient evidence that she is involved in drug trafficking. The applicant used to facilitate drug deliveries and payment through credit cards/cash/payment gateways for the contraband.”