Rhea strikes bail plea; says NCB ‘pressured her to make self-incriminating confessions’

Mumbai, September 10

Actor Rhea Chakraborty, held in a medicine case linked to her boyfriend and actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise, has alleged in her bail software filed in a Mumbai courtroom that in her interrogation by the NCB, she was “coerced” into making “self-incriminating confessions”.

In the plea filed in a classes courtroom on Wednesday, Rhea additionally claimed that she has not dedicated any crime in any respect and has been falsely implicated within the case.

Her bail software is scheduled to come back up for listening to on Thursday.

The actor, who was arrested in Mumbai by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Tuesday, filed this plea after a Justice of the Peace courtroom rejected her bail software.

The plea, filed by her lawyer Satish Maneshinde mentioned, “During her (NCB) custody, the applicant (Rhea) was coerced into making self-incriminating confessions. The actor has formally retracted all such incriminating confessions.”

In the plea, she additionally mentioned that her arrest is “unwarranted and without any justification”.

“The actor’s liberty has arbitrarily been curtailed,” it added.

The plea additionally mentioned that no feminine officer was current throughout her interrogation.

Rhea was arrested after three days of questioning by the NCB. She is at the moment in judicial custody.

Besides Rhea’s, the bail pleas of different accused, together with that of her brother Showik, who was arrested by the NCB final week, will even be heard on Thursday.

Besides Rhea and Showik, the NCB has additionally arrested Sushant’s home supervisor Samuel Miranda and others on drug provide expenses.

The NCB had earlier mentioned that Rhea, in her assertion revealed about her involvement within the procurement of medication and monetary transactions and likewise her directions to different accused, Samuel Miranda, Sushant’s home assist Dipesh Sawant and Showik on this regard.

“Therefore, it is clear from her statement that Rhea is an active member of the drug syndicate connected with drug supplies,” the company mentioned.

The NCB had mentioned that the actress has revealed that she used to acquire medication for Sushant for consumption objective.

She additionally used to handle funds for drug procurement together with the late actor, it added.

The NCB is probing the drug angle on this case underneath legal sections of the NDPS Act after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) shared with it a report following the cloning of two cellphones of Rhea.

Various angles surrounding the demise of the Sushant Singh Rajput are being probed by three federal agencies- the NCB, the ED and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Rajput was discovered lifeless at his Bandra flat on June 14. PTI


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