‘Rhea Chakraborty was an active member of the drug syndicate’
Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Shovik Chakraborty’s bail application is being heard in the Bombay High Court today. Earlier, the Bureau of Narcotics Control (NCB) had filed an affidavit against the petitioner. In it, the NCB wrote that Rhea and Shovik were active members of the Drugs Syndicate and were in contact with high-profile drug peddlers.
NCB zonal director Sameer Wankhede filed two affidavits in the High Court saying, “Electronic evidence such as WhatsApp chat, mobile, laptop, hard disk retrieved records indicate this was done.” In this way, there is enough evidence to prove that Rhea was not only constantly dealing but also financing the illegal smuggling of drugs.
Purchased drugs for Sushant, hid in the house The affidavit states that Riya bought and sold drugs for Sushant Singh and hid in his house. According to the NCB, there is ample evidence that Rhea was involved in drug trafficking. The petitioner (Rhea) facilitated drug delivery and provided a gateway facility like credit card / cash for its payment.
Rhea was arrested on September 8. Rhea Chakraborty was arrested by the NCB on September 8 on charges of buying and selling drugs. He has been lodged in Mumbai’s Byculla jail ever since. Meanwhile, the Magistrate and Sessions Court rejected his bail application. He was earlier remanded in custody till September 22, then extended to October 6.
On September 4, Riya’s brother Shovik Chakraborty and Sushant’s house manager Samuel Miranda were arrested by the NCB. Shovik admitted in his statement that he was buying and selling drugs at his sister’s request.