Rhea Chakraborty Bail Out After a Month in Byculla Jail

Rhea Chakraborty Bail Out After a Month in Byculla Jail
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On Wednesday, the Bombay High Court granted bail to actor Rhea Chakraborty who was arrested in actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case over drug-related charges. She was asked to deposit a personal bond of Rs. 1 lakh and mark her presence daily at the nearest police station for ten days after her release.

A bench of Justice Sarang Kotwal granted Rajput’s aides Samuel Miranda and Dipesh Sawant bail. Still, the bail plea of Showik Chakraborty, Rhea Charkraborty’s brother, was rejected who was also accused in the case.

The media was warned by the police not to follow Rhea and her vehicle when she was leaving the Byculla Jail.

Last month, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) had arrested Rhea Chakraborty, Showik and others in connection with its scrutiny into the drugs aspect related to the case of Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. Rhea has been ordered by the High Court not to leave Mumbai without NCB’s permission and while out on bail not to try to tamper with evidence.  She has also been instructed not to meet any of the witnesses and to report on the first Monday of every month before investigating the agency for the next six months.

Rhea Chakraborty’s lawyer Satish Maneshinde said they are pleased by the high court order. “Truth and justice have prevailed and ultimately the submissions on facts and law have been accepted by Justice Sarang V Kotwal,” he said. The arrest and custody of Rhea were “totally unwarranted and beyond the reach of the law”, Maneshinde said.

Sushant Singh Rajput was  34 years old and was found dead at his apartment in Bandra on June 14 this year. Following protracted hearings last week, the High court had closed all arguments and reserved its verdict on the pleas.