Actress Rhea Chakraborty was granted bail by the Bombay high court on Wednesday. She had been in the Byculla jail after being arrested by the Narcotics control Bureau on September 8 in a drug case after the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. On furnishing a PR bond of Rs. 1 Lakh with one or two sureties in the amount, she was directed to be released from jail.
The investigation did not reveal any recovery either from Rhea or from the house of Sushant Singh Rajput. “It is their own case that the drugs were already consumed and hence there was no recovery. In that case there is nothing at this stage to show that Rhea had committed any offence involving commercial quantity of contraband. The material at the highest shows that she has committed an offence involving contraband but the crucial element of incurring rigorous of section 37 [offences to be cognizable and non-bailable] in respect of commercial quantity is missing.” said justice SV Kotwal.
The court also believed that the applicant that is Rhea is not guilty of any offence under sections 19, 24, or 27 (a) or any other offence involving commercial quantity. here are no other criminal antecedents against her she is not part of the chain of drug dealers. She has not forwarded the drugs illegally procured by her to somebody else to earn monetary or other benefits. Since she has no criminal antecedents there are reasonable grounds for believing that she is not likely to commit any offence while on bail” the court added.
On seeing this news, an enraged Taapsee Pannu who is known among Tamil audience for acting in Danush’s “Aadukalam”, has posted a series of tweets expressing her support to Rhea. “Hope her time in jail has sufficed the egos of a lot of people out there who in the name of justice for Sushant fulfilled their personal/professional agendas.Praying she doesn’t become bitter towards the life she has ahead of her. Life is Unfair but Atleast it’s not over as yet.” her first tweet read.
Hope her time in jail has sufficed the egos of a lot of people out there who in the name of justice for Sushant fulfilled their personal/professional agendas.Praying she doesn’t become bitter towards the life she has ahead of her.— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) October 7, 2020
Life is Unfair but Atleast it’s not over as yet. https://t.co/TGnbRZSL83
In her next tweet, Taapsee slammed the people who wanted Rhea to be arrested as court declared Rhea as not guilty.
Court says no basis for such Observation ! And that girls spent weeks in jail ! Slow claps for the custodians of culture and warriors of justice who got trashed by court.— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) October 7, 2020
And our courts still know what dignity is 🙏🏼 https://t.co/7cO9egOr6b
“Some time back it was her, tomorrow it will be you but be rest assured the court will give you justice if not the ‘warriors’” her next tweet read.