Shovik Chakraborty applied for bail for the third time, citing the Supreme Court verdict

Actress Riya Chakraborty with her brother Shovik Chakraborty.

Shovik Chakraborty, who was arrested in a drug case involving the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, has again applied for bail, citing a recent Supreme Court order.

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  • Latest version:November 7, 2020, 11:07 PM IST

Mumbai Shovik Chakraborty, who was arrested in a drugs case involving the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, had applied for bail in a special court here, citing a recent Supreme Court order. Actress Riya Chakraborty’s brother Shovik was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in September. This is Shovik’s third attempt to be released on bail since then.

Earlier, his bail application was rejected by the special court and the Bombay High Court. Shovik, referring to the recent order of the apex court in the recent hearing of the case under the Narcotics Control and Psychology Act (ANIPS) Act, referred to the recent order of the apex court that the confessional statement given before NCB officials could not be considered as evidence.

In his application, Shovik said, “The Supreme Court in its recent order has given a fair verdict that the officers under the NDPC Act (related to the present case) are police officers who come under section 24. As a result, the confessional statement given to him The matter of conviction cannot be considered. It said that under Section 225 of the Indian Evidence Act, any statement made before a police officer cannot be used against an accused in a crime.

Case ‘Falsely Involved’: ShovikThe petition filed through Advocate Satish Manishinde said, “There has been a clear change in the situation in the light of the apex court order, which requires a reconsideration of bail.” Shovik reiterated in the plea that he was ‘falsely involved’ in the case. According to the application, a case has been filed against the accused under section 227 (a) without any thought.

It said that so far no such complaint has been mentioned in the application for custody, which is included in Section 2A of the NDPS Act. It has been claimed that the NCB did not say anything about the quantity of drugs bought from Shovik and the type of drugs.

The petition said that in the language of the common man, Shovik used to coordinate the supply of drugs to Sushant in the case of the investigating agency. In other words, if Shovik has an alleged role, he will have to buy a small amount of drugs for the late actor and the charges against him are bailable.

It has been alleged that the investigating agency misrepresented Shovik as a drug buyer and financier. Manishinde said the case is likely to be heard next week. The NCB is investigating a drug case involving Sushant’s death. Sushant’s body was found on June 14, 2020 from his residence in suburban Bandra.


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