Showik Chakraborty has been jailed since the beginning of September in the drugs case which is being investigated by the NCB. It’s thought that he’s now filed a fresh plea for bail.
In the plea, Chakraborty said, according to E Times, “In the facts and circumstances of the present case, there has been no recovery of drugs in commercial quantity from the applicant… all allegations pertain only to small quantities, and hence the embargo imposed by Section 37 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 will not be applicable”.
The plea was made by his lawyer Satish Maneshinde and it continued, “That the allegations against the applicant (Showik) will at the most make out a case of purchase of small quantities of drugs, which is in essence a bailable offence. There is not a shred of evidence to connect the applicant with the financing of any illicit traffic or harbouring any offenders and hence the ingredients of Section 27 of the NDPS Act, 1985 are not made out in the present facts and circumstances”.
His sister Rhea was released from jail on 7th October but he himself has remained in jail, after two rejected pleas for bail.
The investigation was begun after the death of Sushant Singh Rajput in June.