The Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear a plea challenging the bail granted to Bollywood actor Rhea Chakraborty. The bail by the Bombay High Court has been challenged by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB).
Bombay HC had granted bail to Rhea on October 7 and asked her to deposit a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh.
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Rhea, her brother and the other accused were arrested in September last year by the NCB in connection with its probe into the drugs angle related to the case of Sushant Singh Rajput‘s death.
Let’s take a look at what the case is:
Rhea Chakraborty has been charged by the NCB with the procurement of drugs, facilitation and financing.
The evidence against her brother Showik includes voice notes, WhatsApp chats, forensic lab reports, deleted messages which were retrieved by the NCB.
The NCB began probing the alleged use of drugs in some quarters in Bollywood after the death of Rajput, 34, in June last year.
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Over the course of its investigation, the NCB also summoned several other Bollywood stars. Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan are part of the charge sheet filed in the drugs case.