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Bombay high court grants bail to Rhea Chakraborty, denies reprieve to Showik


The decision comes a day after the special court extended Chakraborty's custody with the Narcotics Control Bureau till 20 October.

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Actress Rhea Chakraborty was granted bail by the Bombay high court after she spent almost a month in incarceration over drug-related charges associated with the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The court, however, denied relief to her brother, Showik, and Bandra resident Abdul Parihar, who are accused of dealing and procuring drugs. 

The actress applied for bail in the Bombay high court on 22 September, after her plea had been rejected by the special court on the same day. According to LiveLaw.com, the high court allowed the actress's bail application after she agreed to furnish a PR bond of Rs1 lakh. The actress's counsel, Satish Maneshinde, has requested a month's time to furnish the bond, which has been allowed by the court. 

Chakraborty has also been ordered to appear at her nearest police station every day for 10 days after being released on bail. 

The court has also granted bail to the late Rajput's house help, Dipesh Sawant and Samuel Miranda, on a bond of Rs50,000 each. Their passports have been impounded. 

Rhea had been arrested on 8 September, four days after the arrest of Showik. The actress had been lodged in Byculla jail for the past month. 

The Bombay high court's decision comes a day after the special court extended Chakraborty's custody with the NCB (Narcotics Control Bureau) till 20 October.