Rhea Chakraborty’s lawyer says her case “lost total steam”

BizAsia Correspondent



Rhea Chakraborty has had a turbulent time after the death of Sushant Singh Rajput in June. The actress, who was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), was granted bail earlier this month. Despite this, her brother Showik is still under police custody, while her family is still facing abetement to suicide charges in Rajput’s death.

Talking to a leading publication, her lawyer Satish Maneshinde said, “The Judgement rendered by the Supreme Court in respect of section 67 of the NDPS Act is a landmark pronouncement. A large number of people have been incarcerated and punished on the basis of statements forcibly extracted by using third degree, coercion and threats to innocent individuals violating their Fundamental Rights in the last 35 years.”

He added, “Even in the case of all accused in the Sushant Singh Rajput drugs angle case, there’s hardly any recovery and independent evidence to charge them of serious offenses. They are languishing in custody on the basis of inadmissible statements.”

“He will go down in history as one of our greatest judges and be remembered for all times to come by those fighting for human rights and downtrodden people languishing in our overcrowded ill-maintained jails. Rhea Chakraborty’s case has lost total steam in the merits of the allegations by virtue of this Judgement,” he further stated.