NDPS court rejects bail pleas of Rhea and brother

MUMBAI: A special Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act court on Friday rejected the bail pleas of actor Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik in the drug case being probed by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in connection with actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. The court also rejected the bail pleas of Rajput’s house manager Samuel Miranda and cook Dipesh Sawant and alleged drug peddlers Basit Parihar and Zaid Vilatra.

G B Gurao, special NDPS Act judge, observed that bail could not be granted at this stage. Satish Maneshinde, lawyer for the siblings, said: “Once we get a copy of the court order, we will decide next week on approaching Bombay high court.”

Meanwhile, special public prosecutor Atul Sarpande moved a plea seeking cancellation of the bail earlier granted to alleged drug peddler Kaizan Ebrahim. Sarpande said that Ebrahim was in contact with several accused and hence, he should be in custody.

On Wednesday, Rhea had moved the special NDPS court after a magistrate’s court rejected her plea for bail. Sarpande claimed that sufficient evidence was collected against Rhea and Showik from phones, laptops and voluntary statements of her and the other accused.