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Sushant Singh death probe: Rhea Chakraborty and brother Showik to stay in jail, bail plea rejected

Actor Rhea Chakraborty and brother Showik Chakraborty was on Friday denied bail by a special court in Mumbai after their arrest over drugs charges linked to the probe by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) into the Sushant Singh Rajput case.
Apart from Rhea, those whose bail plea has been rejected by Special judge GB Gurao of the special court are Sushant’s ex house manager Samuel Miranda, his staff Dipesh Sawant, alleged drug peddlers Zaid and Basit. Rhea, Showik and others are currently lodged in Byculla jail. After hearing the arguments of all sides, the sessions court on Thursday had reserved the verdict.
Rhea Chakraborty had said in her plea that she was innocent and falsely implicated. Rhea and Showik have been booked under section 27A of the NDPS act, which provides for punishment for financing illicit traffic and harbouring offenders.
Dipesh Sawant’s lawyer told media that they will move Bombay High Court to challenge the bail rejection order by the sessions court. He said that the sessions court has not provided any reason to reject the bail plea, however, the full order is awaited. Rhea Chakraborty’s lawyer Satish Maneshinde said that he will decide next week on the course of action on approaching the High Court after he gets the order copy.
Rhea was sent to judicial custody for 14 days after her arrest on Tuesday, her brother Showik was in Narcotics Control Bureau remand since September 4. They are also being investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the death of the actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

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