Justice SV Kotwal of the Bombay High Court today granted bail to Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty, Dipesh Sawant and Samuel Miranda in cases registered under the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act by the NCB.
The Court, however, rejected the bail applications filed by Abdul Parihar and Showik Chakraborty, who are also accused of NDPS offences by the NCB.
Rhea Chakraborty’s bail application was allowed subject to furnishing a PR Bond of Rs. 1 lakh, among other conditions.
The Court has directed Rhea to appear before the nearest police station every day for 10 days after she is released on bail. Rhea has also been restricted from leaving the country as a bail condition.
Dipesh Sawant and Samuel Miranda have been allowed bail subject to furnishing of a PR bond of Rs. 50,000/- each. Their passports are also directed to be impounded.
Appearing for the NCB, the ASG Anil Singh requested for a stay on the order’s operation. However, the same was rejected by the Court.
Advocate Satish Maneshinde, appearing for Rhea, requested for 1 month to furnish bail bond, which was allowed.
Justice Kotwal of the Bombay High Court had reserved the judgment after a marathon hearing of all 5 bail applications on September 29, which lasted beyond the Court’s usual working hours.
Rhea Chakraborty and the others are accused of having facilitated the procurement of drugs for consumption by late actor Sushant Singh Rajput.