Mumbai: Alleging that his arrest by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) was illegal, Sushant Singh Rajput’s domestic help Dipesh Sawant has moved the Bombay High Court seeking a compensation of Rs 10 lakh.
“There is gross violation of fundamental rights of the petitioner by the NCB officials by not producing the petitioner to the nearest magistrate within 24 hours of taking into custody,” his petition said.
According to a report by Hindustan Times, Sawant has also alleged that NCB arrested him on September 4, kept him in custody for nearly 36 hours, and intimated his brother Vivek about his arrest only on September 6.
The 25-year-old domestic help further claimed that the offences for which he has been charged by the NCB were bailable.
On Monday, a bench comprising of Justices S S Shinde and MS Karnik adjourned the hearing till November 6.
Sawant is charged under Sections 8(c) with 20(b)(ii) (produce, manufacture, possess, sell, purchase, transport, ware-house, use, consume, import, the export of cannabis other than ganja), 23 (import, export or trans-shipment of contraband material), 29 (abetment) and 30 (preparation for offences punishable under sections 15 to 25) of the NDPS Act.