Mumbai (TF Bureau): In a major blow, a local Magistrate sent actress Rhea Chakraborty to 14-day judicial custody on Tuesday night in connection to the drugs trade linked to the ongoing Sushant Singh Rajput death case.
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Tuesday arrested Rhea and had sought a 14-day judicial custody for further investigation.
The NCB made the arrest after three days of grilling and intense speculation.
Rhea has been charged under NDPS Act Sections 8(C), 20(b)(ii), 22, 27A, 28 and 29, for her alleged role in the drugs angle emerged in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case, informed NCB Deputy Director M.A. Jain.
Jain added that whatever information she has given to the NCB was “sufficient for the arrest”, and she was produced in a video-conference before the Esplanade Court Magistrate late yesterday evening.
The NCB is likely to dig further into the drug trade that has emerged in this case and may arrest a few more persons.
Soon after Rhea’s arrest her lawyer Satish Maneshinde termed it as a “travesty of justice”.
“Three Central agencies hounding a single woman, just because she was in love with a drug addict and was suffering from mental health issues for several years under the case of five leading psychiatrists in Mumbai, who ended up committing suicide due to consumption of illegally administered medicines and used drugs,” Maneshinde said.