The bail requests of actor Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik will be heard by the Bombay High Court today, in which both of them have been in jail for nearly three weeks on drugs-related charges linked to the Sushant Singh Rajput investigation.
Five more accused, including Sushant Singh Rajput’s employees, are also seeking bail.
The case history said that Rhea Chakraborty, who dated movie star Sushant Singh Rajput, was arrested on September 9 on charges of organizing drugs for him.
On Monday, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) submitted a statement in which it opposed bail for Rhea Chakraborty and her brother, saying they bought drugs not for their own use but to supply them to Sushant Singh Rajput, which is “a more serious offense” related to the funding of drugs.
Narcotics Control Bureau officer Sameer Wankhede has said in his written submission that “Under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, this is the most serious crime”.
Rhea Chakraborty also used her home to buy and store drugs for Sushant Singh Rajput, says the officer, saying she was therefore guilty of “harbouring drugs”.
The investigation has widened into a drugs-and-Bollywood hunt in which top actors, Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan have also been questioned.