Rhea Chakraborty
Rhea Chakraborty
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The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Monday moved to the Supreme Court against Bombay High Court's order granting bail to actress Rhea Chakraborty, who was arrested in the drugs case related to late actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

SC will hear NCB's plea against grant of bail on March 18.

The Bombay High Court had granted bail to Rhea on October 7, last year on a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh.

Rhea, her brother and the other accused were arrested in September by the NCB in connection with its probe into the drugs angle related to the case of Sushant Singh Rajput's death.

Earlier this month, NCB filed a 12,000-page charge-sheet in the case before a special court in Mumbai. The agency had named 33 accused, including actor Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik. The charge sheet mentioned about the role of Rhea Chakraborty for being instrumental in procuring and financing the drugs.

Chakraborty's lawyer Satish Maneshinde had termed NCB's charge-sheet as 'damp squib'.

"All efforts of NCB have been directed towards Rhea Chakraborty to somehow rope her in. The entire amount of "Narcotic Substances" "Recovered" against 33 accused are nothing compared to what even a constable in Mumbai Police or Narcotics Cell or the Airport Customs or other agencies recover from one raid or trap," he said.

"The entire NCB from top to bottom was engaged in unearthing drug angle in Bollywood... There's hardly any material against any known faces who were paraded during the investigations, I wonder why? Either the allegations were false or Only God Knows the Truth," he added.

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