The court was scheduled to frame charges.
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on June 22, 2022, filed draft charges against Rhea Chakraborty and others in connection with a drugs case linked to Sushant Singh Rajput’s death.
As per news agency PTI, special public prosecutor Atul Sarpande said the prosecution maintained charges against all the accused as mentioned in the charge sheet filed before the court.
Sushant was found dead at his residence in Bandra on June 14, 2020. The CBI is probing the case of his death.
After that, the Enforcement Directorate and Narcotics Control Bureau also did separate investigations into the case.
Rhea Chakraborty, Sushant’s girlfriend at the time, was arrested in the case in September 2020 and was granted bail by the Bombay High Court almost a month later.
As part of the bail, Rhea had to hand her passport to the investigating agency, and could only leave Mumbai after informing the investigating officer and sharing her itinerary.
Her brother Showik and several others are also arraigned as accused in the case for alleged consumption, possession and financing of drugs. Most of them are out on bail.
This resulted in a major investigation into claims that there was a drug mafia within Bollywood.
As a result, actresses such as Deepika Padukone and Sara Ali Khan were publicly brought in for questioning by the NCB.
As per the report, the prosecution has proposed the court charge Rhea and Showik for consumption of narcotic substances and also for procuring and paying for such substances for Sushant.
The special public prosecutor said the court was scheduled to frame charges against all the accused.
However, it couldn’t be done as a few of the accused moved discharge applications.
The court has said that the charges would be framed only after the discharge pleas are decided, he said.
Rhea and Showik Chakraborty along with the other accused were present before the court on June 22, 2022.
Special judge V G Raghuwanshi posted the matter for hearing on July 12.
Recently, on Sushant Singh Rajput’s second death anniversary Rhea paid him a tribute on Instagram along with throwback photographs. She wrote: “Miss you everyday…”
In the first picture, Rhea pouted and Sushant smiled and in the next one, Rhea smiled at Sushant as he sat on the grass.
In another photo, Rhea Chakraborty gave Sushant a peck on his cheek.
The last photo showed Sushant Singh Rajput carrying Rhea Chakraborty in his arms as they enjoyed the rain.