Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty has been granted bail today. She was jailed for allegedly buying drugs for her actor-boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput.
Rhea was granted bail on a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh. She was arrested by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on September 8, on charges of being a part of a drug syndicate operating in Mumbai.
Her bail plea was rejected by the special court, following which she filed an appeal before the Bombay High Court. Since her arrest, Rhea has been in Byculla jail.
Her brother, Showik, was also arrested in the same drugs case but has not been granted bail. He too has denied the charges.
Rhea Chakraborty’s bail approval evoked reactions from several of her Bollywood friends. Celebs like Anubhav Sinha, Kanika Dhillon, Ali Fazal and Hansal Mehta tweeted their reaction.
The actress’s advocate Satish Maneshinde, meanwhile, said in a statement, “We are delighted by the order of the Bombay High Court granting bail to Rhea Chakraborty. Truth and justice have prevailed, and ultimately the submissions on facts and law have been accepted by Justice Sarang V Kotwal.”
He also added, “The arrest and custody of Rhea was totally unwarranted and beyond the reach of law. The hounding and witch hunt by three central agencies, the CBI, ED and NCB, of Rhea should come to an end. We remain committed to truth. Satya Meva Jayate.”
However, after Rhea’s arrest, the country’s narcotics board also questioned other Bollywood actresses, including Deepika Padukone.
Late actor Sushant Singh Rajput and Rhea Chakraborty began dating in 2019 summer and moved in together in December.
On 8 June, a week before Rajput’s death, Chakraborty went to stay with her parents and wasn’t home when the actor died.