Actor Rhea Chakraborty visited the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in Mumbai on Monday along with brother Showik Chakraborty to mark attendance, as part of bail conditions in a drugs procurement case linked to investigations involving actor Sushant Singh Rajput‘s death. The duo were accompanied by their father, Indrajit Chakraborty, reported the Hindustan Times.
Chakraborty was granted bail on October 7, 2020 by the Bombay High Court, while her brother was granted bail in early December. One of the conditions of bail was that the Chakraborty siblings mark attendance by appearing in person in front of the NCB on the first Monday of every month for the next six months.
This was the siblings’ first visit in 2021.
Rhea Chakraborty and Showik Chakraborty were arrested on September 8, 2020 and September 4, 2020 respectively by the NCB for involvement in drugs procurement.
As part of her bail, Rhea Chakraborty was also asked to furnish a bail bond worth Rs 1 lakh and told to turn in her passport. In the event that she went out of Greater Mumbai, she would have to present the itinerary to the NCB in advance. She was also not allowed to visit any of the other witnesses in the case.
On January 3, 2021, the Chakraborty siblings were seen in Mumbai’s Bandra area. In a video that has now gone viral, Rhea Chakraborty is heard telling the paparazzi not to follow them. The duo have rarely appeared in front of the camera since being released on bail.
In October 2020, Chakraborty had urged the Central Bureau of Investigation to take action against her neighbour, Dimple Thawani, for providing misleading information about her during the probe into Rajput’s death.
Rajput died by suicide on June 14, 2020. Subsequently, his family filed cases against Rhea Chakraborty and her brother on grounds of involving Rajput in money laundering and procurement of drugs. During the investigation, the NCB said that Rhea Chakraborty and Showik Chakraborty had facilitated drug deliveries and made payments for drugs.