Mumbai: Riya Chakraborty and her brother Shovik, arrested in the drugs case related to actor Sushant Singh Rajput death case, have not got relief from the Bombay High Court. The High Court postponed the hearing today. HC will now hear bail on September 29. Riya and Shovik filed bail in the High Court on 22 September.
Riya Chakraborty was arrested on September 9 by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in a drugs case. Earlier, his brother Shouvik Chakraborty was arrested by the NCB. About 20 people have been arrested in this case. Riya and Shovik are in judicial custody.
What did Riya say in the bail petition?
Riya Chakraborty has said in the bail plea that he is innocent and the Drug Control Bureau (NCB) is “willfully” making serious allegations against him and his family.
Chakraborty has said that she is just 28 years old and apart from the NCB investigation, she is simultaneously facing three investigations by the police and central agencies and a 'parallel media trial'.
Claim about Sushant
Chakraborty has claimed in his petition that Rajputs used to consume marijuana exclusively, and had been consuming it since they were not even in the relationship.
She said that sometimes she used to buy 'small amounts' of drugs for him and 'on many occasions she paid for it'. But she herself is not a member of any drug gang.
He claimed that only Rajputs used to consume drugs. “Applicant (Chakraborty) is innocent and he has not committed any crime,” the petition said.
The actress said that she has been falsely implicated under Section 27-A of the NDPS Act. And when no drugs were seized from them and the NCB managed to confiscate only 59 grams of drugs from all the accused, then the rule of withholding bail does not apply to them.
Chakraborty has been booked by the NCB for a number of charges, including financing illicit drug trafficking. A case has been registered under Section 27-A of the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act and this section prohibits the bail of the accused.