Mumbai. In the case of Sushant Singh Rajput, the court has ordered Riya Chakraborty (Rhea Chakraborty) to be sent to judicial custody for 14 days in the case. Earlier, NCB had demanded Riya to be sent to judicial custody for 14 days. As per the court order, Riya will now have to remain in jail till 22 September.
14 days judicial custody after arrest
Narcotics Control Bureau arrested Riya Chakraborty and presented him in court on Tuesday in the drugs case related to Sushant case. Riya Chakraborty was arrested on Tuesday after being questioned for three days in a drug case involving the death of Sushant Singh Rajput. Riya then underwent a medical examination and was then produced before the court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate based in Mumbai through video conferencing, where the court rejected Riya’s bail plea and sent her to judicial custody till 22 September.
Had to spend the first night in NCB lockup
Now Riya will have to spend time in jail for 14 days. Because the court has sent him to judicial custody for 14 days. Riya Chakraborty had to spend the first night of judicial custody in the NCB lockup. Because according to the jail manual, there is no entry of any prisoner in the jail after sunset. Riya was cut (in NCB office) here on Tuesday night and will go to jail this morning.
The NCB claimed that she was an ‘active member’ of the Drug Syndicate and procured drugs for the actor. The court rejected Riya’s bail plea and sent her to judicial custody till 22 September as the NCB said that she did not need to be detained anymore as she had already been interrogated for three days. At the same time, Riya’s lawyer Satish Manashinde said that he will go to the sessions court for bail.
Earlier, NCB Deputy Director K.K. P.S. Malhotra said, “Riya has been arrested under Sections 27A, 21, 22, 29 and 28 of NDPS.” After his arrest, he was taken to BMC-operated Sion Hospital in central Mumbai in a vehicle for medical examination, including the Kovid-19 investigation. She was in black veneer. He was accompanied by NCB officers. He was accompanied by a female police officer.
Officials said that under the investigation of Kovid-19, their antigen test was done in the hospital, the report of which came negative. He was taken to the NCB office at around seven in the evening where he was produced before the court through video conference. Talking to the media, NCB Deputy Director General, South Western Region, M Ashok Jain said that the central agency had enough evidence for his arrest. He said that the intoxicants were not recovered from him and NCB did not need to keep him in custody for questioning. Jain, however, said that NCB would oppose the bail of any of the accused in the case. He said, ‘Those with whom we need to face them face to face are already in our custody. We have been calling him (Riya) for questioning for the last three days and after interrogating him we are satisfied. ‘
NCB recently arrested his brother Shouvik Chakraborty and Sushant’s manager Samuel Miranda and the late actor’s domestic assistant Dipesh Sawant on charges of supplying drugs. The black veneer arrived at the NCB office at Riya Ballard Estate at around 10:30 am on Tuesday morning and a bag was also seen near her while entering the office.
Riya (28), in a recent interview to TV channels, denied that she had consumed drugs. His lawyer Satish Manashinde described his arrest as a complete mockery of justice. He said, “The three central agencies are behind a woman, simply because she was in love with a drug addict and suffering from mental health problems.”
The actress was recently questioned by the CBI investigation team, which is camping at the DRDO guest house in Santa Cruz, a western suburb of Mumbai. He was also questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money laundering case. Sushant’s body was found on June 14 at his Bandra apartment here. Sushant’s father had lodged an FIR against Riya in Patna, accusing the actress of abetting her son to suicide and embezzling his money. Riya has denied these allegations on several occasions.
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