NCB files charge sheet against Rhea Chakraborty, brother Showik Chakraborty in drugs case linked to SSR’s death

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Wednesday filed draft charges against actress Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik Chakraborty, and others before a special court in Mumbai regarding drugs case linked to actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise. According to news agency PTI, special public prosecutor Atul Sarpande said the prosecution maintained charges against all the accused as mentioned in the charge sheet filed before the court.

Sushant was found dead at his home in Bandra on June 14, 2020. The CBI is probing the case relating to his demise. From that point onward, the Enforcement Directorate and Narcotics Control Bureau also did separate investigations in the case. Rhea, Sushant’s girlfriend at the time, was taken in custody for the case in September 2020 and was granted bail by the Bombay High Court very nearly a month later. Showik and a few others also arraigned as accused for the case for alleged consumption, possession and financing of drugs. Most of them are out on bail.

According to the report, the prosecution has proposed the court to charge Rhea and Showik for consumption of narcotic substances and furthermore for procuring and paying for such substances for Sushant. The special public prosecutor said the court was scheduled to frame charges against all the accused. In any case, it wasn’t possible as a few of the accused moved discharge applications.

The court has said that the charges would be framed solely after the discharge pleas are chosen, he said. Rhea and Showik alongside the other accused were present before the court on Wednesday. Special judge V G Raghuwanshi posted the matter for hearing on July 12.