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SC tells NCB: need to challenge bail order of Rhea Chakraborty to hit out at HC comments

Mar 18, 2021 17:36 IST | By Editorji News Desk

The Supreme Court on Thursday told the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) that it would have to challenge the Bombay High Court order granting bail to actress Rhea Chakraborty in a drugs-related case if it wanted to assail adverse remarks made in the judgement.

A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde took note of the submission of Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for NCB, that the probe agency was not pressing against the grant of bail to the actress.

The Supreme Court said, the high court made certain very “wide-ranging observations” about the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act and they will make it very difficult for the agency to prosecute and ensure conviction.

The high court had granted bail to the actress on October 7 last year and directed her to deposit a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh. It had however rejected the bail plea of her brother Showik Chakraborty, also an accused in the case.
Rhea, her brother and other accused were arrested in September last year by the NCB in connection with its probe into the drugs angle related to the case of actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death.