Actress Rhea Chakraborty's brother Showik Chakraborty was granted bail by a special NDPS court on December 2, three months after his arrest in the drugs case linked to actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death. Rhea Chakraborty, Sushant's ex-girlfriend, had also been arrested in the case and had spent 28 days in jail before she was granted bail.
ANI confirmed the news of Showik Chakraborty's bail, tweeting, "Special NDPS Court grants bail to Showik Chakraborty (Rhea Chakraborty's brother) in a drugs case registered by Narcotics Control Bureau."
Special NDPS Court grants bail to Showik Chakraborty (Rhea Chakraborty's brother) in a drugs case registered by Narcotics Control Bureau.— ANI (@ANI) December 2, 2020
In the first week of November 2020, Showik Chakraborty had filed a fresh bail plea in a special NDPS court after his bail plea got rejected several times in the past. In his bail application, he had emphasised that he was not found in possession of any drugs and was being 'falsely implicated'.
The bail application read, "In the facts and circumstances of the present case, given that no commercial quantity has been alleged in respect of the applicant, there has been no recovery from the applicant and that all allegations pertain only to small quantities, the embargo imposed by Section 37 of the NDPS Act, 1985 would not be applicable."
Showik Chakraborty and his sister Rhea Chakraborty were arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on charges of procurring drugs for late actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
While Rhea Chakraborty was granted bail by the Bombay High Court on October 7, Showik, who was in prison since September 4, was granted bail today by a special court.