Satish Maneshinde, the lawyer who is representing Rhea Chakraborty in the death case of Sushant Singh Rajput, has reacted to a criminal case filed against her client and her brother Showik by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) for allegedly procuring illegal drugs. The ace lawyer has also reacted to reports that said that Showik was directly in touch with drug peddlers.
In an interaction with Zoom TV, Maneshinde said that there are lots of speculations pertaining to the case and that even if Rhea has procured drugs, it is a bailable offence. He called the hullabaloo around the case as ‘hungama.’
Maneshinde said, “There are a lot of speculations. Sushant used to consume drugs at home, the servants used to get it for him. Only during a pandemic, messages went out from Rhea’s phone. Those drugs which were for Sushant’s consumption, and if someone is procuring those drugs (Rhea has never consumed drugs, she’s ready for a medical test), it’s a bailable offence.
The maximum amount of fine and punishment would be 1 year. I don’t know what sort of Hungama is being made out of this. We’ll face it. We’ve faced ED, MuPo, CBI and we’ll face NCB as well.”
It is worth noting that Rhea’s recovered WhatsApp chats show that she allegedly procured illegal drugs such as MDMA, Marijuana and Hashish. She had supposedly mentioned these drugs in conversations with Goa-based hotelier Gaurav Arya, talent manager Jaya Saha and Sushant’s house manager Samuel Miranda. Recently, Rhea’s brother Showik’s chat, allegedly with a drug peddler, had also come to the fore, wherein he asked for ‘Boom’ for ‘Dad.’
Days after Rhea Chakraborty’s interview on national TV, many celebs are standing up and supporting her in Sushant Singh Rajput’s case. After Vidya Balan, Shibani Dandekar released a statement and slammed the vilification of Rhea by the media in Sushant’s case.
Rhea was in the news last week after she appeared in several interviews to put forth her side in Sushant’s case after she was accused by Sushant’s father KK Singh of ‘murdering’ him. Sushant’s father levelled several allegations against Rhea in his FIR.