On Wednesday, the Bombay High Court granted conditional bail of Rs 1 lakh to Bollywood celebrity Rhea Chakraborty, her legal counsellor Satish Maneshinde stated here.
Justice S.V. Kotwal, who had finished the hearing in rhea bail appeal a week ago and kept his in reserve, articulated the order early today.
Taken into custody on September 9 by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in a drug-related case, Rhea has gone through 28 days in custody till date. She was transferred to judicial custody by a Special NDPS Court until October 20 on Tuesday.
Embracing the court order, Maneshinde stated: “Truth and justice have prevailed and ultimately the submissions on facts and law have been accepted by Justice Kotwal”.
Maneshinde said: “The arrest and custody of Rhea were totally unwarranted and beyond the reach of the law. The hounding and witch hunt by three Central agencies, the ED, CBI, and NCB, of Rhea should come to an end. We remain committed to the truth. ‘Satya Meva Jayate’.”
Rhea, alongside 19 others, including Showik, were taken into custody during August-September by the NCB regarding the drugs point which surfaced during the inquiry of the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case.
Among those caught incorporate the Chakraborty family, Sushant’s staff members Samuel Miranda, Dipesh Sawant, many drug sellers, providers and people connected with the entertainment world.
The other people who were taken into custody till September-end are: Abbas Lakhani, Zaid Vilatra, Karan Arora, Abdul Basit Parihar, Kaizan Ebrahim, Anuj Keswani, Kamarjeet Singh Anand, Ankush Arenja, Sandeep Gupta, Sanket Patel, Aftab Ansari, Suryadeep Malhotra, Dwyane Fernandes, Rahil Vishram, Chris Costa and Kshitij R. Prasad.
A portion of the charged have been granted bail, others stay in custody for differing periods as the NCB inquiry proceeds along with interrogating of a few leading actresses.