Rhea Chakraborty Arrested: Know The Charges

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Rhea Chakraborty Arrested: Know The Charges

Rhea was brought to Byculla jail by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) officials on September 9.

Model-turned-actress Rhea Chakraborty was brought to Byculla jail by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) officials on September 9 after being arrested on September 8.

Rhea, the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's girlfriend, was sent to 14-day judicial custody. She was, earlier, produced before a magistrate via video conferencing. The court also rejected Rhea's bail plea.

"Actor Rhea Chakraborty has been arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau in Mumbai," Times Now quoted KPS Malhotra, Deputy Director of the Narcotics Control Bureau, as saying.

Apart from Chakraborty, seven others have been arrested in connection with the case, this includes, her brother Showik, Sushant's help Deepesh Sawant and house manager Samuel Miranda are among the others arrested.

Rhea was charged under various sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act for her alleged role in the drugs angle surrounding the actor's death.

Rhea has been arrested under Section 20B, Section 27, Section 28, and Section 29 of NDPC. According to an India TV report, if she is found guilty under all these sections, the actress will then have to serve up to 10 years in prison.

What Do These Sections Mean?

The Section 20(B) of the NDPS Act is applicable to those who, "produces, manufactures, possesses, sells, purchases, transports, imports inter-State, exports inter-State or uses cannabis, shall be punishable." Under this section, the accused can be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to ten years and also includes a fine which may extend to one lakh rupees.

Section 27(A) of the NDPS Act inclined the consumption of any narcotic drug or psychotropic substance. Consuming a narcotic drug or psychotropic substance that includes cocaine, morphine, diacetylmorphine or any other narcotic drug/psychotropic substance, is specified in this section. Rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year or a fine may extend to twenty thousand rupees, is the prescribed punishment under this section.

Section 28 of the NDPS Act includes punishment for any offender slapped with the NDPS Act.

Section 29 of the NDPS Act talks about the Punishment for abetment and criminal conspiracy. According to this section, anyone who abets or is a party to a criminal conspiracy shall be punishable with the prescribed penalty provided for the offence.

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