Actor Rhea Chakraborty, in her second bail plea, has accused NCB of launching a witch-hunt against her at the instance of three central agencies that specialize in “investigations of international ramifications” but have not found any evidence against her. She also alleged that late actor Sushant Singh Rajput “took advantage of those closest to him to sustain his drug habit”.
Earlier, the hearing of Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik Chakraborty’s bail plea was put off by a day due to heavy rain in Mumbai. The bail requests will now be heard tomorrow by the Bombay High Court.
Rhea was arrested by the NCB on September 9 on drug-related charges in connection with the Sushant Singh Rajput death case. The Narcotics Control Bureau described her as “an active member of a drug syndicate”. A special NDPS court had extended her judicial custody till October 6.
Rhea Chakraborty, in her bail plea, says that it is clear that “Sushant Singh Rajput was the only consumer of drugs and that he was directing his staff members to procure his drugs”. She also mentions “if the late actor were alive today, he would have been charged for the consumption of small quantities, which is a bailable offence having punishment of a term of imprisonment upto one year.”
Rhea also mentions that Sushant Singh Rajput “used her, her brother Showik and members of his household staff to facilitate his own drug habit while ensuring that he did not leave a paper trail of his own in the form of any electronic evidence whatsoever”. She adds that “It is unfortunate that Sushant Singh Rajput took advantage of those closest to him to sustain his drug habit and thought it fit to expose them to the perils that would entail.”
She mentions that as per the information available in the public domain, Sushant had asked his cook, Neeraj, “to make ganja joints/rolls/doobies and place them in his bedroom” three days prior to his death. Rhea also said that Sushant’s cook had told the CBI and Mumbai Police that he had prepared the joints and placed them in a box in Sushant’s bedroom and “thereafter when the actor was found dead, he verified from the box that all the joints/doobies had been consumed and the entire box was empty”.
Rhea further adds in her bail plea, “Therefore it is clear from the evidence collected by investigative agencies that it was only late Sushant Singh Rajput who was the consumer of drugs and who was in the habit of using those around him to facilitate his drug habit.”
Rhea Chakraborty’s bail plea will be heard by the Bombay High Court on Thursday.