In Pics: Rhea Chakraborty arrives at Santacruz police station, a day after her release
BL Soni

Actor Rhea Chakraborty, who was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in a drug case linked with actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death last month, walked out on bail from Mumbai's Byculla jail on Wednesday after 28 days.

On Thursday, Rhea was snapped at the Santacruz Police Station, where she had arrived to give attendance.

While granting Rhea bail on a personal bond of Rs one lakh, the court asked the actor to appear before the Mumbai police for 10 days and before the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB, which had arrested her) once a month for the next six months.

In Pics: Rhea Chakraborty arrives at Santacruz police station, a day after her release
BL Soni
In Pics: Rhea Chakraborty arrives at Santacruz police station, a day after her release
BL Soni
In Pics: Rhea Chakraborty arrives at Santacruz police station, a day after her release
BL Soni

While granting Rhea bail, the HC observed in its order that Rhea did not have any criminal antecedents, and it was unlikely that she would tamper with evidence or affect the probe while out on bail.

Rhea, however, can't leave Mumbai without the NCB's permission and for traveling outside the country, she will need permission from the special NDPS court here, the HC said.

Rhea's lawyer Satish Maneshinde said that "truth and justice have prevailed". "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," he said.

Rajput, 34, was found hanging at his apartment in suburban Bandra on June 14. After a case of alleged abetment of suicide was registered against Rhea by Rajput's parents, a parallel probe into alleged drug procurement by her also began on the basis of her WhatsApp chats.

With PTI inputs

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