Rhea Chakraborty’s lawyer, Satish Manishinde, throughout her bail listening to earlier than the Bombay High Court on Tuesday has stated that Sushant Singh Rajput had been consuming medication since earlier than he met her. Sushant died on June 14, and Rhea has been accused by his father of abetting his suicide.
According to Live Law India, Maneshinde in his arguments stated, “It is not that Sushant Singh Rajput got into drugs after Rhea came into his life. His co-stars Sara Ali Khan and Shraddha Kapoor appear to have given statements Sushant Singh Rajput was consuming drugs much prior to 2019.”
Rhea, alongside along with her brother Showik and several other others, has been arrested in reference to the medication angle in Sushant’s loss of life case. She is at the moment lodged at Byculla Jail. The Narcotics Control Bureau in its investigation concluded that Rhea was an element of a medicine syndicate, and had bought narcotics. “Had Sushant Singh Rajput been alive today, he would have been punished under Section 20,” Maneshinde stated. “Sushant would have then claimed the immunity of rehabilitation and got away with punishment for small quantities,” he added.
“There is nothing to say that Rhea financed any illicit drug purchase. Even if the prosecution case is accepted, that it only small quantity for the consumption of Sushant Singh Rajput,” he continued. Maneshinde has stated that in the time that Rhea and Sushant have been residing collectively, the late actor “was the only consumer of drugs.” He stated that the quantity allegedly bought — “25 grams for the consumption of Sushant” — signifies that they weren’t in it for the revenue.
Vikas Singh, the lawyer representing Sushant’s father in his case towards Rhea, not too long ago stated in a press convention that the household is disenchanted that the investigation has been derailed. “Today, we are helpless as we don’t know in which direction the case is going. Till today, CBI has not done a press briefing on what they have found out. I am not happy with the speed at which the case is going,” he stated.
The NCB had launched an investigation after it acquired official communication from the Enforcement Directorate (ED), through which there have been numerous chats associated to drug consumption, procurement, utilization and transportation.
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