Mumbai, September 23
Actor Rhea Chakraborty, arrested in a medicine case associated to actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s dying, has mentioned in her bail plea filed within the Bombay High Court that she is harmless and the NCB is “deliberately” attempting to invoke stringent fees towards her and her household.
She mentioned she had been subjected to a “witchhunt”.
In her bail utility filed within the courtroom on Tuesday, Chakraborty mentioned she is simply 28, and apart from the probe by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), she had been subjected to a few extra investigations by police and central businesses, and a “simultaneous media trial”.
These probes seek advice from those performed into Rajput’s dying by the Mumbai police, the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Enforcement Directorate.
Chakraborty mentioned all of this had taken a “severe toll on her mental health and well-being”.
Any additional custody would worsen her psychological well being, she mentioned in her plea filed by her counsel Satish Maneshinde.
Her bail plea was scheduled to be heard by a bench presided over by Justice Sarang Kotwal on Wednesday.
However, for the reason that High Court suspended the day’s hearings owing to heavy rain within the metropolis, the plea is more likely to be heard on Thursday.
Chakraborty mentioned in her plea that Rajput had been within the behavior of consuming medication, significantly “ganja” since even earlier than she bought right into a relationship with him.
While she would typically procure medication for him in “small quantities”, and would additionally “occasionally pay for them herself,” she was by no means a part of any medication syndicate.
She mentioned Rajput is the one one who was consuming the mentioned medication.
“The applicant (Chakraborty) is innocent and has not committed any crime whatsoever,” the plea mentioned.
She mentioned in her plea that she had been subjected to a “witchhunt,” and after the CBI and the ED failed to collect any proof towards her, the NCB was “brought in to somehow implicate her and her family”.
Chakraborty has been booked by the NCB on a number of fees, together with financing illicit trafficking of medicine underneath Section 27-A of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.
Section 27-A brings alongside a bar on the grant of bail to an accused.
The actor mentioned she had been wrongly booked underneath Section 27-A of the NDPS.
Besides, since no medication have been seized from her possession and for the reason that NCB had managed to grab solely 59 gm of medicine from all of the accused, the bar on the grant of bail couldn’t be utilized to her, she mentioned within the plea.
The actor mentioned a bar on the grant of bail might come into play provided that the medication seized have been in industrial portions.
Chakraborty mentioned that at finest, she may very well be accused of getting procured medication in small quantities for her boyfriend.
However, she was attempting her finest to wean Rajput off the behavior, she mentioned.
Besides, if Rajput was alive at present, he would have been charged merely for the consumption of medicine and would have invited a most sentence of only one 12 months, whereas she had been charged underneath sections imposing a most sentence of as much as 20 years, Chakraborty mentioned within the plea.
She is presently lodged within the Byculla girls’s jail within the metropolis.
Rajput (34) was discovered hanging at his residence in suburban Bandra on June 14. PTI