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Sushant Singh Rajput Case LIVE Updates: Rhea Chakraborty Out of Byculla Jail After Bombay HC Grants Her Bail

News18.com | October 7, 2020, 21:06 IST
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Sushant Singh Rajput Case LIVE Updates: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday granted bail to actress Rhea Chakraborty in an alleged drug-related case pertaining to the death of Sushant Singh Rajput. While Rhea was granted bail on a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh, the high court rejected the plea of her brother Showik Chakraborty. Rhea Chakraborty "is not part of a chain of drug dealers" and "has not forwarded the drugs allegedly procured by her to somebody else to earn monetary or other benefits," the High Court in its order.

On the other hand, accusing Sushant Singh Rajput's family and their legal advisors of "interfering and tampering with the investigations", team Rhea Chakraborty's lawyers have warned that they will bring it to the notice of the appropriate courts. Advocate Satish Maneshinde, who represents Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik, said that the kin and lawyers of the late actor are raising doubts on the probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and also the conclusions of the AIIMS forensic team.
Oct 7, 2020 21:06 (IST)
CBI Should Probe AIIMS Team's Conduct, Says Sushant Singh Rajput's Family Lawyer Vikas Singh

According to senior advocate Vikas Singh, the AIIMS forensic team that ruled out murder from Sushant Singh Rajput's death is questionable and should be investigated by CBI.

Oct 7, 2020 20:40 (IST)
Bollywood Hails Bombay HC For Granting Bail To Rhea Chakraborty

As actress Rhea Chakraborty was granted bail by Bombay High Court, Bollywood celebrities includimg Farhan Akhtar, Taapsee Pannu and Hansal Mehta celebrated the decision.

Oct 7, 2020 20:09 (IST)

Bollywood celebrities are extremely happy to hear the decision of the Bombay High court granting conditional bail to actress Rhea Chakraborty, who was taken into custody by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in an alleged drug angle in the Sushant Singh Rajput case.

"Finally!!! She gets bail. #RHEACHAKRABORTY," filmmaker Anubhav Sinha tweeted.

Actress Taapsee Pannu hoped Rhea's 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 at least it's not over as yet," she added.

Actor Farhan Akhtar took a dig at the news anchors who reported against Rhea.

"Any shrill anchors apologising for the hell they put #RheaChakraborty and her family through? Didn't think so. But watch them shift the goalpost now .. they're notorious for that," he wrote on Twitter.

Writer Kanika Dhillon tweeted: "Finally@Tweet2Rhea #RHEACHAKRABORTY gets Bail."

Ali Fazal and Hansal Mehta, too, hailed the court's decision.

"Thank God," Ali Fazal tweeted.

" Go get some rest girl," Hansal Mehta wrote on Twitter.

The Court granted bail of Rs one Lakh to Rhea, and for Rs 50,000 each to Dipesh Sawant and Samuel Miranda.

However, Justice Kotwal rejected the bail pleas by Showik Chakraborty and Abdul Basit Parihar.

Oct 7, 2020 19:44 (IST)

Hours after writing to to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director questioning the AIIMS report in the death case of Sushant Singh Rajput, senior advocate Vikas Singh held a press conference on Wednesday requesting the Central Bureau of Investigation to look into the conduct of Dr. Sudhir Gupta, who headed the AIIMS panel that re-examined the actor's death.

Addressing the media, Singh said, "The CBI should look into the conduct of the AIIMS team, they should examine who these doctors met and examine the statements that they have given in the media."

"If it's a suicide or not, it is not a question that shall not be answered by the doctors, it's for the investigators to say," Singh added, while raising questions on the AIIMS opinion.

He added that in the report submitted by the team to CBI there is no discussion on fractures and injuries, the viscera was so dry that it would have been difficult to bring out anything out of it.

Oct 7, 2020 19:07 (IST)

Shortly after the family members of late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput wrote to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) demanding the reconstitution of a medical team, the federal agency sleuths were once again in Mumbai.

A CBI source told IANS that the investigation into Sushant's death is still continuing and all the aspects are being looked into "meticulously".

"As per the demand of the investigation, either a team or a set of officers visit Mumbai at regular intervals, besides the agency officers from the Mumbai branch present there," the source added.

The source, however, refused to share the name of the officials of the agency who arrived in Mumbai from Delhi.

The source said that the CBI sleuths reached Mumbai to collect more details in the case.

Oct 7, 2020 18:46 (IST)

Vikas Singh talked about various aspects of the case.

Oct 7, 2020 18:27 (IST)

Vikas Singh talked about the debate about murder or death by suicide of the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

Oct 7, 2020 18:25 (IST)

Sushant Singh Rajput's father's lawyer has spoken at a press conference. He said, "Written to CBI Director to constitute a fresh forensic team to look into reports prepared by Cooper Hospital and & to give an opinion as to whether the opinion by Cooper Hospital can be sustained or not."

Oct 7, 2020 18:02 (IST)

Actor Rhea Chakraborty reaches her residence. 

Oct 7, 2020 17:38 (IST)

Actor Rhea Chakraborty released from Byculla jail after a month. She was granted bail by Bombay High Court in a drug-related case filed against her by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB).

Oct 7, 2020 17:31 (IST)

Media personnel wait outside Byculla jail ahead of actor Rhea Chakraborty's release, after being granted bail by Bombay High Court today.

Oct 7, 2020 16:56 (IST)

Rhea's lawyer Satish Maneshinde has told the media that Rhea will be released today.

Oct 7, 2020 16:53 (IST)

As per latest reports, Rhea Chakraborty's lawyer Satish Mneshinde has arrived at the Byculla jail. Rhea has been granted bail by the Bombay High Court.

Oct 7, 2020 15:39 (IST)

Rhea Chakraborty "is not part of a chain of drug dealers" and "has not forwarded the drugs allegedly procured by her to somebody else to earn monetary other benefits," the Bombay High Court said in its order. "Since she has no criminal antecedents, there are reasonable grounds for believing that she is not likely to commit any offence while on bail," said the judge.

Oct 7, 2020 15:28 (IST)

The AIIMS report declaring the death of Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput a “case of suicide” matches the conclusion the CBI’s investigators reached after their reconstruction of the incident, agency sources confirmed to the Indian Express.

Oct 7, 2020 15:16 (IST)

Taapsee Pannu has taken a dig at the warriors of #JusticeforSushant campaign for alleging that Rhea financed drugs. She tweeted, "Court says no basis for such Observation! And that girl has spent weeks in jail! Slow claps for the custodians of culture and warriors of justice who got trashed by court. And our courts still know what dignity is."

Oct 7, 2020 15:13 (IST)

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has got a slap in its face by the Bombay High Court by the findings that there was no financing and harboring of drugs, says Rhea Chakraborty’s Lawyer, Satish Maneshinde tells CNN-News18.

Oct 7, 2020 14:59 (IST)

CLICK TO READ | Sushant Singh Rajput's Family Questions AIIMS' 'Faulty' Report, Dr Sudhir Gupta's Conduct

The legal team of Sushant's family has written to CBI Director Rishi Kumar Shukla to claim that the medico-legal report by the AIIMS medical board was "faulty".

Oct 7, 2020 14:42 (IST)

Actress Swara Bhasker has taken an indirect dig at Kangana Ranaut, who had said that she would return her Padma Shri  if she were unable to justify the claims she made in the Sushant Singh Rajput case. Kangana had posted several clips on social media accusing several B-town members for propagating nepotism. She talked about the "pressure and rejections" Sushant faced from B-town and the media. She also questioned whether Sushant Singh Rajput's death was a "suicide or a planned murder". Swara tweeted, "Now that both CBI and AIIMS have concluded that #SushantSinghRajput tragically died by suicide... Weren’t some people going to return their government bestowed awards?"

Oct 7, 2020 14:32 (IST)

Rhea likely to walk out of prison by 5:30 pm today

Rhea Chakrabarty is likely to walk out of prison by 5:30 pm today. Her lawyers need to take the papers and drop it at the Byculla  jail. Big relief for Rhea Chakraborty came on Wednesday when the Bombay High Court granted bail to her. She was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in connection with a drugs probe related to actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case last month.

Oct 7, 2020 14:29 (IST)

Anubhav Sinha, Farhan Akhtar and Soni Razdan took to social media to welcome Bombay High Court's decision granting bail to Rhea Chakraborty. Anubhav wrote, "Finally! She gets bail. #RHEACHAKRABORTY." While, Farhan tweeted, "Any shrill anchors apologising for the hell they put #RheaChakraborty and her family through? Didn’t think so. But watch them shift the goalpost now... They’re notorious for that."

Oct 7, 2020 14:11 (IST)

Taapsee Pannu has reacted to the news of Rhea being granted bail by the Bombay High Court. She tweeted, "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 At least it’s not over as yet."

Oct 7, 2020 14:04 (IST)

Bombay High Court has trashed the charges of financing drugs or harbouring offenders against Rhea Chakraborty, stating that the actress can't be charged under Section 27A of NDPS.

Oct 7, 2020 13:56 (IST)

CLICK HERE TO READ | HC Grants Bail to Rhea Chakraborty and Sushant Singh Rajput's Staff Samuel Miranda, Dipesh Sawant

The Bombay High Court Wednesday granted bail to actress Rhea Chakraborty, arrested over drugs-related charges in actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case.

Oct 7, 2020 13:36 (IST)

SSR family questions AIIMS' 'faulty' report, Dr Sudhir Gupta's conduct

A week after the AIIMS-Delhi submitted its report to the CBI in Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case to rule out murder, the legal team of Sushant's family has written to CBI Director Rishi Kumar Shukla to claim that the medico-legal report by the AIIMS medical board was "faulty". In the letter, the legal team represented by Varun Singh said: "I have been reading in the media about the forensic report submitted by the AIIMS to the CBI with regard to the opinion expressed by the agency in the matter of Sushant Singh Rajput's death on June 14. I have also seen some doctors on the AIIMS team come on TV and make statements with regard to the forensic examination done by the team."

Oct 7, 2020 13:22 (IST)

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is unlikely to constitute second Forensic team to investigate the Sushant Singh Rajput death probe, sources indicated to CNN-News18. AIIMS medical board has ruled out murder in the death of Rajput, terming it "a case of hanging and death by suicide", the premier institute's forensic chief Dr Sudhir Gupta had said last week.

Oct 7, 2020 12:56 (IST)

The AIIMS medical board report ruling out murder angle in the Sushant Singh Rajput case is a"slap" for those who had "defamed" the Maharashtra government over the actor's death, state Minister Jayant Patil said onMonday. Speaking to reporters here, the Water Resources Minister said the AIIMS report has also proved the Mumbai Police handled the case properly before it was taken over by the CBI.

Oct 7, 2020 12:46 (IST)

A woman claiming to have vital information in actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case has demanded security from police here in Madhya Pradesh, a senior official told news agency PTI on Tuesday. Deputy Inspector General Harinarayanchari Mishra told reporters that the woman, a Mumbai resident currently staying with her relatives in Indore, recently met him. "She claimed that she knew Rajput for a long time, andhas some vital information about the actor's death," he said without revealing the woman's identity. "She said she will reveal it in a factual manner at an appropriate forum on demand. She has expressed the need for security and we have assured her to provide the same as and when required in a swift manner," the official said.

Oct 7, 2020 12:37 (IST)

The AIIMS on Monday said the medical board has submitted its report on the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput to the CBI and any input regarding it should be obtained from the central probe agency. The medical board has ruled out murder in the death of Rajput, terming it "a case of hanging and death by suicide", the premier institute's forensic chief Dr Sudhir Gupta had said last week.

Oct 7, 2020 12:28 (IST)

CLICK HERE TO READ | Sushant Singh Rajput Case: Rhea Chakraborty Gets Bail After Month in Jail, No Breather for Brother

Bombay High Court on Wednesday granted bail to actor Rhea Chakraborty after furnishing a bond of Rs 1 lakh and fulfilling other conditions. The bail plea of her brother Showik has however been…

Sushant Singh Rajput Case LIVE Updates: Rhea Chakraborty Out of Byculla Jail After Bombay HC Grants Her Bail

Meanwhile, Sushant Singh Rajput's sisters Priyanka Singh and Meetu Singh on Tuesday moved the Bombay High Court, seeking to quash the FIR registered against them by Mumbai Police for forgery and procuring fake medical prescription for their late brother. The Bandra police lodged the FIR against the duo on September 7, based on a complaint filed by Rajput's purported girlfriend and actress Rhea Chakraborty, who is currently in jail in connection with a drugs case related to the actor's death.