Actor Rhea Chakraborty, who was sent to 14-day judicial custody on Tuesday, said in her fresh bail plea that she was coerced into making self-incriminatory confessions, which she retracted. She also said that her life was at risk in judicial custody, that she had received rape and death threats and that three investigations had taken a severe toll on her mental health and well-being.
This is her second bail petition, the first was rejected on Tuesday evening and she was sent to judicial custody. Rhea Chakraborty’s petition for bail said she has not committed any crime whatsoever and has been falsely implicated in the case. During her custody, the plea said the applicant was coerced into making self-incriminatory confessions. With her application dated September 8, she formally retracted all such incriminatory confessions, Chakraborty said.
The sessions court in Mumbai heard the bail pleas of Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik today. The court will pronounce orders on Rhea and Showik’s bail plea tomorrow.
The actor was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Tuesday after a three-day interrogation for allegedly arranging drugs for deceased actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Rhea Chakraborty is currently in Byculla jail under judicial custody till September 22.
Reports said the actor had admitted to the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) that she had organised drugs for Rajput who died by suicide on June 14 in Mumbai. Though Chakraborty had denied ever consuming drugs earlier, she admitted she may have had them occasionally.
Sources from Byculla prison have confirmed that she has been kept in a general barrack on the ground floor where new undertrials are kept before being allotted a barrack, said an India Today report.
The NCB, in documents filed in court, said Chakraborty was an active member of a drug syndicate supplying drugs and was aware of every purchase and the amount it was sold for.