Rhea Chakraborty has been granted bail by Bombay High Court today. The court, however, rejected the bail plea of her brother, Showik Chakraborty. The actress has to submit her passport and Rs 1 lakh bond for the bail. She will require permission to go out of Mumbai. On September 11, the bail applications of Rhea, Showik and three other people were rejected by special NDPS court. They then moved the Bombay High Court for bail. On September 29, the court reserved decision on the bail pleas.
On Tuesday (October 6), special NDPS Court extended Rhea Chakraborty’s judicial remand till October 20.
Rhea Chakraborty's lawyer, Satish Maneshinde, said, "We are delighted by the order of the honourable Bombay High Court for granting bail to Rhea Chakraborty. Truth and justice have prevailed and ultimately the submissions on facts and law have been accepted by Justice Sarang V Kotwal."
He added, "The arrest and custody of Rhea was totally unwarranted and beyond the reach of law. The hounding and witch hunt by three central agencies - the CBI, ED and NCB - of Rhea should come to and end. We remain committed to truth. Satya Meva Jayate."
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has earlier strongly opposed the bail pleas filed by Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik, and other co-accused in a drug case. The agency had told the Bombay High Court that a strong message needed to be sent out to the society, especially youngsters, to ensure they did not consume drugs.