In the Sushant Singh Rajput Drug Case, the NCB Charged Rhea Chakraborty

The country’s anti-drugs agency charged actor Rhea Chakraborty on Wednesday with purchasing drugs for her actor-boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput, who died in 2020. The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) charged her and 34 others in the high-profile case.

Ms. Chakraborty is arrested on suspicion of funding the purchase of a small amount of marijuana. Showik Chakraborty, her brother, is also listed as a defendant.

According to the NCB, she gave Sushant Singh marijuana after receiving it. They claimed that she paid for it at his request as well. Rhea Chakraborty could spend more than ten years in prison if found guilty.

Sushant Singh Rajput was discovered dead at his home on June 14, 2020. The NCB has filed 38 charges against 35 people in its investigation into the drug case that led to his death.

The draught charges handed over to the special court by the NCB under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act detail the charges against each accused.

Actor Rhea Chakraborty Charged In Drugs Case

The draught charges against actor Rhea Chakraborty, then Sushant Singh Rajput’s girlfriend, state, “That in pursuance of the aforesaid criminal conspiracy or otherwise, you accused no. 10 Rhea Chakraborty received many deliveries of ganja from Samuel Miranda.

Showik Charoborty, Dipesh Sawant, and others handed over those deliveries to Actor late Sushant Singh Rajput and made payments for those deliveries at the instance of Showik. According to the draught charges, Chakraborty committed an offence under section 8[c] read with sections 20[b][ii]A, 27A,28,29, and 30 of the NDPS Act 1985.

What Are the Charges?

Section 8c of the act prohibits “producing, manufacturing, possessing, selling, purchasing, transporting, warehousing, using, consuming, importing, exporting, importing into India, exporting from India, or transhipping any narcotic drug or psychotropic substance, except for medical or scientific purposes.”

Section 20(b) [ii]A deals with accused who have dealt with small amounts of drugs and describes the sentence as rigorous imprisonment for a term of up to six months, or a fine of up to ten thousand rupees, or both.

Sections 27A and 28 discuss the penalties for financing illegal traffic and harboring offenders, while Section 29 addresses the penalties for abetment and criminal conspiracy. — Section 30 deals with preparation: “If any person prepares to do or omits to do anything that constitutes an offense.”

An individual has been accused of involvement in a conspiracy.

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