Actor Rhea Chakraborty accused in Sushant Rajput drugs case


PTI

Mumbai, July 13

Actress Rhea Chakraborty was on Wednesday accused by the country’s anti-drug agency of buying drugs for her actor-boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput, who died in 2020.

The Narcotics Control Bureau on Tuesday, in its draft charges filed in the drug case related to the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, claimed that actor Rhea Chakraborty received multiple deliveries of ganja from co-accused, including her brother Shoik, and these were handed over to Rajput. . ,

The Central Anti Drug Agency had last month filed draft charges against 35 accused in the Special Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) Court, details of which were made available on Tuesday.

According to the draft charges, all the accused entered into a criminal conspiracy between March 2020 and December with each other or in groups for the purchase, purchase, sale and distribution of drugs in “high society and Bollywood”.

It also stated that the accused financed drug trafficking within the Mumbai Metropolitan Region and consumed ganja, charas, cocaine and other narcotics and narcotics.

Therefore, he has been charged under relevant provisions of the NDPS Act, which includes sections 27 and 27A (financing illegal traffic and harboring criminals), 28 (punishment for attempt to commit offence), 29 (whoever punishes an offender). incites, or is a party to). conspiracy), according to the draft charges.

The draft charges state that “accused number 10 Rhea Chakraborty received multiple deliveries of ganja from accused Samuel Miranda, Shoik, Dipesh Sawant and others and handed over those deliveries to late actor Sushant Singh Rajput”.

She paid for those deliveries between March 2020 and September that year at the behest of Shoik and the late actor.

As per the draft allegations, Rhea’s brother Shoik was in regular contact with drug peddlers and had received multiple deliveries from co-accused after ordering ganja and charas. These deliveries were handed over to the Rajputs.

The filing of the draft charges sets the tone for the determination of the charges, after which the trial begins. However, before framing the charges, the court has to first decide the acquittal plea of ​​the accused.

So far, four people, including Kshitij Prasad, former executive producer of Dharmatic Entertainment, have filed for discharge in the case.

Prasad, in his plea filed through advocate Nikhil Maneshinde, claimed that he is innocent and there is no prima facie material to maintain the charges against him.

The applicant has been unnecessarily involved in the present proceedings by NCB in a malicious manner. Prasad’s argument added.

Special Judge VG Raghuvanshi, who is hearing matters related to the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, has fixed the matter for hearing on July 27.

Chakraborty was arrested in the case in September 2020 and was granted bail by the Bombay High Court a month later.

Besides Riya, her brother Shoik Chakraborty and several others have also been made accused in the case, most of whom are currently out on bail.

The NCB launched an investigation into alleged drug use in the film and television industry following Rajput’s death on June 14, 2020.