Sushant Singh Rajput death case: NCB files draft charges against Rhea Chakraborty, brother Showmik in drugs case

Thursday, 23 June 2022 (17:36 IST)
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has filed draft charges against Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty and his brother Showmik in a special court in Mumbai in connection with a drugs case linked to late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’ death, reported news agency PTI.

However, the charges against the actress are yet to be framed in court.

The NCB has accused Chakraborty siblings of consuming narcotic substances and procuring and paying for such substances for the late ‘Kedarnath’ actor, as per news agency.

Special public prosecutor Atul Sarpande reportedly said the court was scheduled to frame charges against all the accused. However, it couldn't be done as a few of the accused moved discharge applications. 

As per the news agency, the court has said that the charges would be framed only after the discharge pleas are decided.

Special judge VG Raghuwanshi, hearing cases pertaining to the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, posted the matter for hearing on July 12.

After Sushant’s death, Rhea was accused of abetment to suicide. She was jailed for around a month in 2020 but was later granted bail by the Bombay High Court.

Besides Rhea, her brother Showik and several others are also arraigned as accused in the case for alleged consumption, possession and financing of drugs. Most of them are out on bail.

The CBI is probing the case pertaining to his death.

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