Where the bail plea of prime accused in Sushant Singh Rajput death case, Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik Chakraborty, have already been rejected twice in the on-going drug probe and the pleas of other drug-peddlers were also denied by the Mumbai session court, it was reported that they could apply for a fresh bail plea. But the Bombay High Court, on Friday, has adjourned the bail hearing of SSR’s House Manager Samuel Miranda, staffer Dipesh Sawant and a drug-peddler Bashit Parihar till September 29.
As per report, the Bombay HC will now hear their bail plea on Sept 29. Confirming the news an agency tweeted, “Bombay High Court adjourns hearing on bail pleas of Samuel Miranda, Dipesh Sawant and Bashit Parihar till September 29 in a drug case related to the death case of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.”
Narcotics Control Bureau had arrested Rhea Chakraborty, brother Showik Chakraborty, house manager Samuel Miranda, staff Dipesh Sawant and alleged drug-peddler in the drug probe related to Sushant Singh Rajput death case. While a special Mumbai court rejected Rhea and Showik’s bail plea twice, reports suggested their lawyer Satish Maneshinde is likely to move the HC to file their bail plea application in the Bombay High Court today.
Now as per the latest update, Bombay High Court has adjourned Samuel Miranda, Dipesh Sawant and Bashit Parihar’s bail plea till September 29. On Friday, Bombay HC will now hear their bail plea on Sept 29. ANI Twitter, “Bombay High Court adjourns hearing on bail pleas of Samuel Miranda, Dipesh Sawant and Bashit Parihar till September 29 in a drug case related to the death case of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.”
Rejecting Rhea and Showik’s bail plea, Mumbai special court had stated that the actress could tamper with evidence if released and also said that there are no reasonable grounds to not connect Rhea with drugs. As per reports the Court had said, “The investigation is at a preliminary stage, therefore, from the available record, it can not be said that there are no reasonable grounds to connect the accused (Rhea) (to the case). It is pertinent to note that in section 27(A) of the NDPS Act, no particular quantity of the drug is required to prove the offence. At this stage, when the investigation is at a preliminary stage, it can not be said that the said statement of the accused was forcefully recorded and (was thus) inadmissible as evidence.”
To note, the drug probe in Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput death case came up after a drug chat was recovered by the Enforcement Directorate from Rhea’s mobile phone, which roped in Narcotics Control Bureau and the agency started its investigation in the newly cropped up drug angle in late actor’s death case. On September 8, the ‘Sonali Cables’ actress was arrested by the NCB after grilling her for 3 days in a row over her role in drug angle and later the central narcotics agency arrested the actress and her brother Showik and were granted 14-days judicial custody by the court. Meanwhile, Rhea is in Byculla jail. The actress in her NCB questioning had reportedly given out 15 Bollywood celebrities’ names including; Sara Ali Khan, Rakul Preet Singh and fashion designer Simone Khambatta.