The Narcotics Control Bureau had arrested Rhea this month and her judicial custody was extended till October 6. Rhea and her brother Showik Chakraborty have applied for bail in the Bombay High Court and the matter is posted for September 29. In her bail plea, Rhea had stated that she was innocent and that the NCB is “deliberately” trying to invoke stringent charges against her and her family. She also said that she has been subjected to a “witch-hunt”.
Rhea Chakraborty was in a relationship with Sushant Singh Rajput and had left his home just days before the actor passed away. Sushant’s father had named Rhea in his complaint filed in Patna, alleging that the actress and her family had cheated Sushant and driven the actor to end his life. The Central Bureau of Investigation is currently probing the matter.