The Bombay High Court refused to grant bail to Sahil Shah in the case under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act in connection with the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
Shah is accused of offences punishable under NDPS Act.
During the interception of co-accused Ganesh Shere and Sidharth Amin, NCB seized 310 grams of marijuana and suspected that the it was supplied by Shah.
Shah moved the Special NDPS Court, Mumbai. However, the Court refused to grant protection through an order of April 23, 2021.
Aggrieved by the order, Shah approached the High Court.
Advocates PS Malhi and Amandeep Singh, appearing for Shah, submitted that there was no strong evidence to show Shah’s involvement the crime.
Advocate Shreeram Shirsat, appearing for NCB, submitted that there was strong evidence to show Shah’s complicity in the crime.
“The whatsapp message collected by the Investigating Agency shows the involvement of the shah in the present case as well as his involvement in drug trafficking in the past,”
NCB opposed Shah’s application saying that Shah was never available for interrogation and had been avoiding arrest.
After hearing submissions of the parties and examining the documents, Justice Naik rejected Shah’s application.
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