Rhea Chakraborty’s attorney: The NCB’s 12K page indictment sheet “wet detonator”
Her attorney Satish Maneshinde called the extensive 12,000-page indictment sheet against Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik, and 31 others “expected” and launched a sharp attack on the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), practicing it as a witch accused. Hunt on Saturday. “All of the NCB’s efforts were directed against Rhea Chakraborty to somehow rush her. The entire NCB was busy uncovering the drug corner in Bollywood,” said Maneshinde.
“The charge sheet is a wet squib based on inadmissible evidence and testimony recorded under NDPS Act Sec. 67 after the Supreme Court ruling in Toofan Singh’s case. Without an indictment against Rhea Chakraborty, this case has no substance” , so Maneshinde said.
Regarding the NCB’s allegations in the indictment that it had seized various narcotics (charas, ganja, LSD, ecstasy) and psychotropic substances (alprazolam and clonazepam), the lawyer dismissed the Federal Drugs Agency’s allegations.
“The total amount of ‘narcotics’ recovered from the 33 defendants is nothing compared to what even a policeman in the Mumbai police or narcotics booth or airport customs or other authorities could get out of a robbery or a trap have recovered, “emphasized Maneshinde.
He also said there was little evidence against familiar faces brought up during the investigation, wondering whether the allegations were false or “only God knows the truth”.
The attorney added that even the Bombay Supreme Court had not found any prima facie evidence at the time of the bail of “alleged” drug trafficking funding, as claimed by the NCB.
Maneshinde’s strong reactions came a day after the NCB filed its indictment sheet with the NDPS Special Court in Mumbai – more than 11,700 pages in electronic form – signaling the end of the investigation.
The NCB came into play in August 2020 after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) over the drug aspect of its investigation into the financial aspects of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death on June 14 at his rented duplex in Bandra, Mumbai , tripped.
In addition to Rhea and Showik, the NCB has named the late actor Samuel Miranda’s ex-manager, his housekeeper Dipesh Sawant, a drug dealer (Anuj Keshwani, who was the first to extract commercial quantities of drugs such as LSD leaves and marijuana).
There are also two foreigners on the charges – actor Arjun Rampal’s South African girlfriend and model Gabriella Demetriades, her brother Agisilaos Demetriades, as well as Kshitij Prasad, a former executive producer at Dharma Productions, and two colleagues who are supposedly last mile peddlers.
“We’ll have the last laugh, Satyameva Jayate,” concluded an unimpressed Maneshinde.