Big Trouble for Rhea & Showik Chakraborty in Sushant Singh Rajput Case

In breaking news just coming in, Rhea Chakraborty has been charged with receiving multiple deliveries of ganja from the other co-accused including her own brother Showik and handing them over to Sushant Singh Rajput. 

This is mentioned in the chargesheet, filed by the Narcotics Control Bureau, which names her and 34 others as accused in the case.

The exact charges against Rhea Chakraborty are purchasing and financing a small quantity of marijuana. Her brother, Showik Chakraborty, has also been named as an accused.

The NCB has said, she received and delivered marijuana to Sushant Singh. She also made payments for it, they said.

If held guilty, Rhea Chakraborty could face over 10 years in jail.

The NCB had filed the draft charges last month in the Special Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act court against 35 accused, and these details were made available yesterday.

As per the draft charges, all the accused, entered into criminal conspiracy between March and December 2020, with each other or in groups to procure, purchase, sell and distribute drugs in “high society and Bollywood”. It also said the accused had financed drug trafficking and consumed ganja, charas, cocaine and other narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances without valid licence, permit or authorisation within the Mumbai Metropolitan region.

The draft charges maintained that “Rhea Chakroborty received many deliveries of ganja from accused Samuel Miranda, Showik, Dipesh Sawant and others and handed over those deliveries to Sushant Singh Rajput”. 

She made payments for those deliveries at the instance of Showik and Sushant between March 2020 and September that year.

As per the draft charges, Rhea’s brother Showik was in regular touch with drug peddlers and had received many deliveries from co-accused. These deliveries were handed over to Sushant Singh Rajput. 

So now what happens next?

The filing of these draft charges sets the tone for the framing of these charges, following which the trial will begin. But the court will have to first decide on the discharge pleas of the accused that are pending infront of it. 

Rhea and other accused have been charged under stringent provisions of the NDPS Act, including sections 27 and 27A, which is for financing illicit traffic and harbouring offenders, 28 which is punishment for attempts to commit offences, 29 – for whoever abets, or is a party to a criminal conspiracy.

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