Following the Sushant Singh Rajput death case, his girlfriend actress Rhea Chakraborty, who was sent into 14-day judicial custody late on Tuesday night, has been brought to Byculla jail women’s facility by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) officials.
Rhea Chakraborty will be in custody there till September 22. However, after Rhea’s bail plea was rejected yesterday, her lawyer Satish Maneshinde will apply for bail in a higher court today again.
The actress was taken into custody after she confessed to procuring drugs in the investigation of Sushant Singh Rajput death case.
Rhea is the tenth person to have been arrested in the late actor’s case after her brother.
“Rhea has been arrested and the due process of informing the family has been completed,” NCB Deputy Director (Operations) KPS Malthotra said.
The NCB said they arrested Rhea after her WhatsApp chats revealed links with drug peddlers.
“We arrested her, which means we have enough evidence. Since we have already questioned her in the past few days, we don’t need to interrogate her any more,” said Deputy DG Mutha Ashok Jain.
This proves she was “an active member of a drug syndicate”, the agency said.
Meanwhile, other Bollywood celebrities have tried justifying on Rhea’s behalf saying that she has been arrested for procuring drugs and not for murder or gold-digging charges.
On the other hand, applauding Rhea’s arrest, Kangana Ranaut, who has been one of the most active voices in seeking justice for Sushant, revealed that she thinks Rhea is just a pawn.
“I always said Rhea is just a scape goat, she may be a small-time gold digger or druggie but now she should reveal the names of master minds behind Sushant’s epic fall, who finished his career?
“Who snatched his films? Who ruined his reputation and to top it all who gave him drugs? She should expose everyone now or else it will be too late,” Kangana said.
Earlier on June 14, Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead in his Bandra apartment in Mumbai.