NCB’s chargesheet in the drug probe triggered by actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death is a “damp squib”, the lawyer of Rhea Chakraborty said. The NCB on Friday filed an 11,700-page chargesheet in the case, framing charges against 33 accused, including Sushant Singh Rajput’s partner Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik.
In an exclusive conversation with India Today TV, lawyer Satish Manshinde said, “The 12,000-page chargesheet was expected. All efforts of the NCB have been directed towards Rhea Chakraborty to somehow rope her in.”
“The entire amount of ‘Narcotic Substances’ recovered against 33 accused is nothing compared to what even a constable in Mumbai Police or Narcotics Cell or the Airport Customs or other agencies recover from one raid or trap,” Rhea Chakraborty’s lawyer Satish Manshinde added.
He went on to say, “The entire NCB, from top to bottom, was engaged in unearthing drug angle in Bollywood. There is hardly any material against any known faces who were paraded during the investigations, I wonder why? Either the allegations were false or only God knows the truth.”
“The chargesheet is a damp squib standing on the foundation of inadmissible evidence and statements recorded under section 67 of the NDPS Act even after the Supreme Court judgement in Toofan Singh case,” Satish Manshinde told India Today TV on Saturday.
Asked about the effect the NCB’s chargesheet could have in the case against Rhea Chakraborty, lawyer Satish Manshinde said, “Without Rhea Chakraborty being charged, this case has no substance. The high court has found no prima facie material at the stage of bail of alleged ‘financing drug trade’. We will have the last laugh. Satyamev Jayate.”