Nine months ago, the Sushant Singh Rajput case was the most talked topic in Bollywood and across the country. But as days passed everyone has forgotten that the final verdict is yet to come. Some of the recent reports are shocking as SSR’s rumoured girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty’s bank account has been defreezed and the gadgets have been returned by a Mumbai court. The bank accounts were frozen by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) last year after she was booked in the drugs case following Sushant Singh Rajput’s death.
Account Defreezed Which Was Kept On Halt For Nine Months
A special court under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance (NDPS) Act has ordered defreezing Rhea Chakraborty’s bank accounts. The bank accounts were frozen by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) last year after she was booked in the drugs case following actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death in June.
In her plea for defreezing her bank accounts, Rhea Chakraborty said that she is ‘an actor/model by profession’ and that ‘NCB freezed the bank accounts and FDs by Notice dated 16/09/2020 without reason, and it is causing grave injustice and prejudice to her’. Her application stated that the operation of bank account is required for making the payment of salaries of her employees and for fulfilling various tax liabilities including GST payments, etc. The actress said that she supports her own lifestyle from the amount in the bank accounts. Her brother is also dependent on her. She said that her bank accounts had been frozen for 10 months, and it was causing prejudice to her, so they should be defreezed.
Court Rejected Prosecution Demands
Special Public Prosecutor Atul Sarpande representing theNCB opposed the application while stating that financial investigation in the case is going on, and it is not completed yet. Serpande contested that if the accounts are defreezed, then it will hamper the investigation. It was further contended that if the bank accounts are defreezed, then there is a high possibility of involving the said amount in drug mafia and drug related business. Hence, he urged for rejecting the application. However, the investigating officer in the case said that it would be best to leave the issue to the discretion of the court.
Special judge DB Mane said, “From the reply of the investigating officer, it appears that there is no strong objection from the NCB side for defreezing the bank accounts and FDs of Chakraborty.” The judge further added, “In such circumstances, Chakraborty is entitled for defreezing the bank accounts and FDs subject to conditions and undertaking supported by an affidavit stating that during the pendency and conclusion of the trial of the case, she shall make the balance amount, as shown in the concerned account as on 16/09/2020, available for passing necessary orders, as and when required.”
Source : Hindustan times