Rhea Chakraborty to stay in jail, court denies bail

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Rhea Chakraborty (Image: Twitter/PTI)
Rhea Chakraborty (Image: Twitter/PTI)

New Delhi : Actor Rhea Chakraborty will have to stay in jail for more time as the court has denied her bail in an alleged drug charges linked to Sushant Singh Rajput case. The bail requests of her brother Showik Chakraborty and eight other accused were also rejected.

Rhea Chakraborty will stay in Byculla jail, where she was taken after her first bail request was rejected by a magistrate who sent her to jail till September 22.

In her second bail request, the actress had claimed that she was "coerced into making self-incriminatory confessions". Rhea has claimed that she has done nothing wrong and she is being "falsely implicated in the case".

She had also claimed rape and death threats and "a severe toll on her mental health and well-being" because of multiple investigations.

The NCB during their arguments in the court claimed that she should not be given bail as she may tamper with the evidences and try to win over witnesses using her position in the society and money power.

Rhea Chakraborty had conscious knowledge of drugs use by her boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput, said the agency, and had "made herself part of this offence by procuring drugs" for him.

The anti-drug agency claimed that the transactions in which Rhea was involved, she did not take the drugs for personal consumption but for supplying them to another person. "Therefore, Section 27A of NDPS (Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act) is applicable and she cannot escape the clutches of law," it argued.