The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has brought fresh charges against Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik Chakraborty, and others before a Mumbai court in connection with the drug inquiry into the death of Sushant Singh Rajput.
According to Atul Sarpande, a special public prosecutor, who spoke to PTI, the prosecution is still pursuing charges against each and every defendant listed on the charge sheet that was provided to the court.
Rhea and Showik were advised to face charges for both ingesting drugs and getting them for Sushant by the prosecution.
According to the special public prosecutor, although the court was meant to charge every accused person, some of them have instead submitted requests for discharge.
The court rules that the charges cannot be created until the discharge pleas have been resolved. The case was scheduled for hearing on July 12 of that year after Rhea, Showik, and the other defendants came before the court.
Rhea rose to fame in 2020 after being accused by Sushant’s family of encouraging the actor’s death and robbing him of money. She was also named in an NCB charge sheet alongside her brother Showik in a drug-related inquiry into Sushant’s death case.
The NCB detained Rhea on September 9, 2020, for allegedly buying drugs for Sushant, who was found hanged in his Mumbai residence on June 14, 2020.
Later, as the case was being investigated by a variety of agencies, including the Mumbai Police, the Central Bureau of Investigation, the Enforcement Directorate, and the NCB, even her brother Showik was detained along with a number of other notable figures from the glam world.
After being imprisoned for 28 days, Rhea was finally granted bail by the Bombay High Court on October 7, 2020.
After more than 14 months, Rhea Chakraborty’s bank accounts and electronic devices were ordered by a Mumbai special court to be unfrozen by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB).
Rhea had asked for the release of her equipment, including an Apple laptop and an iPhone, as well as access to her bank accounts, according to Rhea’s lawyer Nikhil Maneshinde.