Courtesy : Rhea Chakraborty, Showik Chakraborty
Rhea Chakraborty Showik Chakraborty
The Narcotics Control Bureau has approached Bombay High Court challenging the bail granted to Rhea Chakraborty.
In the latest update, the NCB has approached the HC seeking to cancel the bail granted to the Showik Chakraborty, and 9 others in the drug case by the Special NCB Court.
Rhea and Showik were arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau under charges of procurement and consumption of drugs. Showik was accused of being a part of a drug cartel and booked under the stringent sections 8 (c) r/w section 20 (b) (ii), 22, 27A, 28, 29 and 30 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.
He was granted bail in December.
The NCB has sought cancellation of his bail on the grounds that there is a financial investigation underway and alleged that Showik may try to dispose of properties which will nullify the purpose of the investigation.
"It is further submitted that there are many absconding accused. The links of several accused with the Respondent No 2(Showik) are also being surfaced and therefore even today the investigation is going on. As the case is of commercial quantity and Respondent No 2 (Showik) is part of this and also booked under 27 A of NDPS hence financial investigation is also going on. If the Respondent No 2 (Showik) is on bail he may dispose the properties and assets to nullify the purpose of Financial Investigation. The Respondent No 2 (Showik) may help other suspects in absconding and manipulating and hampering investigation," NCB's petition reads.
The SC will hear NCB plea against grant of bail to actress Rhea Chakraborty in drugs related case on March 18, 2021.