Bombay High Court to hear bail plea of Rhea & brother Showik on 29 Sept

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Reha-Sushant Singh Rajput, NCB Bail

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Rhea Chakraborty's judicial custody has been extended till October 6
Chakraborty's lawyer Satish Maneshinde claimed that since CBI has been empowered to investigate the case, NCB has no jursidiction.

The Bombay High Court on Thursday said that it will take up the bail applications filed by Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik Chakraborty on September 29. Both of them have been arrested in a drug case linked with Sushant Singh Rajput's death.

Chakraborty's lawyer Satish Maneshinde claimed in the court that the investigation of offence lodged under the NDPS ought to have transferred to CBI as the as per Supreme Court's order.

According to him, the central government has empowered CBI to investigate Rajput's death so the NCB has no jurisdiction.

Maneshinde argued stating, "The investigations by NCB are without jurisdiction and illegal in view of the fact that the Case no 16/20 is in relation to drug angle in the death of SSR as per NCB , the SC in its order dated August 19 had directed that all cases in relation to SSR death be transferred to CBI. Therefore, the investigations are illegal,".

"The offences for which she's charged are bailable as 27A is not applicable to the present case. The embargo on bail under section 37 of NDPS applies to Commercial Quantities only and the offences in relation to Rhea at worst are of Small quantity. Nothing has been seized from Rhea. It's a witch hunt," he added.

Earlier on 11th September, the court had rejected the bail plea of Rhea, and others observing that if she is released on bail she may alert other accused persons and they may destroy evidence in the matter.

The NCB had launched an investigation after it received official inputs from the Enforcement Directorate (ED), including chats related to drug consumption, procurement, usage and transportation in connection with the Sushant Singh Rajput's death case.

The ED had on July 31 registered an Enforcement Case Information Report in the Sushant Singh Rajput's death case after a FIR was filed by Sushant's father KK Singh, against Rhea Chakraborty in Bihar on July 28.

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