Sushant Singh Rajput’s case: HC seeks response of Centre and NCB on bail pleas of three accused in drug-link

The Narcotics Control Bureau arrested Sushant Singh Rajput’s aide Samuel Miranda and two others in the drug case related to the actor’s death, and the accused have reached out to the Bombay High Court on Friday informing that they did not have the possession of contraband drugs. They also added that no evidence has been found suggesting that they had supplied drugs to Rajput.

Miranda, Sushant’s domestic help Dipesh Sawant and alleged drug peddler Abdul Basit Parihar are seeking bail and thus, informed the HC that though they were booked by the NCB under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, they did not fall under the provisions of the same.

In order to know whether the interpretation made by applicants was valid or not, the single-judge bench of Justice Sarang V Kotwal is seeking a response from the center.

Advocate Taraq Sayed, who is representing Parihar has submitted the contraband recovered from another accused in the case was in small ‘commercial quantities’. He added that the bail applicant was not the one in possession of the drugs. The advocate pleased that the charges against Parihar are bailable.

Meanwhile, the arguments by Miranda and Sawant will be heard in the next hearing.