Rhea Was Arrested By NCB In A Bogus Case With No Evidence: Lawyer
Mumbai: Rhea Chakraborty’s lawyer Satish Maneshinde said on Monday that the actress had been arrested by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in a bogus case, with no evidence.
Welcoming Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh’s statement urging Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to reveal findings of the probe into Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, the lawyer said Rhea was harassed by various agencies and remained in custody for almost a month till the Bombay High Court granted her bail.
“I welcome the statement of Shri Anil Deshmukh… calling for the CBI to make the report public in death case of Sushant Singh Rajput. A hue and cry was made when the Mumbai Police took about 2 months to investigate the case and the report remained to be made public,” Maneshinde said in a statement.
“An FIR was filed in Patna making false allegations against Rhea Chakraborty and her family in July 2020. The Mumbai Police, ED, NCB and CBI including Patna Police have conducted investigations against Rhea. She was arrested in a bogus case with no evidence by NCB. She was harassed by various agencies and remained in custody for almost a month till the Bombay High Court released her on bail,” he further stated.
The lawyer sought a closure to the case.
“Rhea filed an FIR accusing the sisters of SSR administering him illegally obtained medicines without a proper medical advice and on the basis of a bogus prescription. She alleged that the cocktail of drugs and illegally administered medicines could be the cause of his death. It is more than six months since SSR died. I have always said that the truth will remain the same whoever investigates the case. Whatever may be the circumstances, the CBI should come out with its findings after 4 months of investigations by the premier investigating agency of the country. It is high time that there is a closure to this sad event,” Maneshinde stated.
Sushant was found hanging dead in his Mumbai residence on June 14 this year. His girlfriend Rhea was taken to Byculla jail on September 8 on charges of procuring drugs along with Sushant and paying for the same. On October 7, she was granted bail.
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