Rhea Chakraborty to be in judicial custody, Bail plea rejected

Mumbai Court rejects bail plea of Rhea Chakraborty, in judicial custody till 22nd September.

The special judge GB Gurao heard the submissions made by the lawyers of Rhea and Showik Chakraborty as well as the special public prosecutor. The hearing for the case concluded in the rejection of the plea put forward for the bail. Rhea Chakraborty and the other accused will have to stay in judicial custody.

Rhea and Showik were arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in connection with its probe into the drug angle in the Sushant Singh Rajput case.


Special judge had heard the submissions made by the lawyer of the Chakrabortys and the special public prosecutor on Thursday. The bail applications of the four other accused were also heard, after which the matter was adjourned.

After being questioned for three consecutive days, Rhea was arrested by NCB on Tuesday in connection with the agency’s probe into a drug angle in Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. A magistrate’s court remanded Chakraborty to 14-day judicial custody. After spending Tuesday night at the NCB office, Rhea was on Wednesday moved to the Byculla Jail.

Rhea moved the special court after a magistrate court on Tuesday night rejected her bail plea. She has been booked under Section 27 A of the under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.While rejecting Rhea’s bail plea, the court sent her to judicial custody till September 22. Her brother Showik and other accused have been sent to judicial custody till September 23.