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SSR Death Case: No bail to Rhea Chakraborty Showik Chakraborty, Abdul Basit, Zaid Vilatra, Dipesh Sawant, Samuel Miranda

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 11 September 2020, 13:49 IST

Rhea Chakraborty was aware of boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput’s drug habits and ‘got herself involved in this misdemeanour by procuring the contrabands’. the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) stated on Thursday while arguing against bail for the actor, who was taken into custody on drug charges on Tuesday.

During the court sessionon the actor’s bail plea, the NCB alleged that Rhea made use of her credit card and payment gateaways inorder to make financial transaction linked to dealing of drug trafficking . The actor also made voluntary confession about her involvement during interogation and it is admissible in the court of law, said the agency, countering Rhea Chakraborty's assertion that she had been "coerced into confessing".

The anit-drugs agency also stated that drugs financed by Rhea were not meant for personal consumption but for supplying them to another person. "Therefore, Section 27A of NDPS (Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act) is applicable and she cannot escape the clutches of law," it argued.

The probing told the sessions court that if released on bail, the actor "may tamper with the evidence and also try to win over witnesses using her position in the society and money power".

The 28-year-old actor pulled back the confession in her bail request, saying she was "coerced into making self-incriminatory confessions". She said her life is at risk in judicial custody, that she had received rape and death threats and that three investigations had "taken a severe toll on her mental health and well-being".

Rhea Chakraborty's petition for bail said she had "not committed any crime whatsoever and has been falsely implicated in the case".

The plea argued that her arrest was "unwarranted and without any justification," that her liberty was "arbitrarily curtailed" and that no female officer was present during her interrogation. Rhea Chakraborty also said she "had no access to any legal advice during her questioning when she was interrogated for a minimum of eight hours at a stretch by multiple male officers".

Rhea Chakraborty has spent two nights in Byculla Jail, the only prison for women in Mumbai. Her earlier bail request was rejected by a magistrate who sent her to jail till September 22.

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First published: 11 September 2020, 13:49 IST