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Rhea arrested for drugs charges: Know the Sections, what they mean

Rhea Chakraborty has been charged under various sections of the NDPS Act for her alleged role in the drugs angle which has emerged in the investigations into the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

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New Delhi Updated on: September 08, 2020 21:46 IST
Rhea Chakraborty arrested by NCB under various sections: Read full details
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Rhea Chakraborty arrested by NCB under various sections: Read full details

 Rhea Chakraborty has been arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in connection with the drug probe in connection with Sushant Singh Rajput's death case, The Jalebi actress, accused in Sushant Singh Rajput's death, will be presented before the court after a round of routine medical tests. The NCB had interrogated Rhea for six hours on Sunday, later on Monday for eight hours and again for around five hours on Tuesday before placing her under arrest. She has been charged under various sections of the NDPS Act for her alleged role in the drugs angle which has emerged in the investigations into the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. 

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

KNOW WHAT THESE SECTIONS OF NDPS MEAN

Section 20(B) of the NDPS Act reads, "produces, manufactures, possesses, sells, purchases, transports, imports inter-State, exports inter-State or uses cannabis, shall be punishable." The punishment under this section includes 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 NDPS Act pertains to the consumption of any narcotic drug or psychotropic substance. This particular section prescribes the punishment for a person consuming a narcotic drug or psychotropic substance that includes cocaine, morphine, diacetylmorphine or any other narcotic drug/psychotropic substance. The punishment states rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year, or a fine may extend to twenty thousand rupees. 

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

Section 29 of the NDPS Act lays out the Punishment for abetment and criminal conspiracy. It states that anyone who abets or is a party to a criminal conspiracy shall be punishable with the prescribed penalty provided for the offence. 

After Showik Chakraborty, Samuel Miranda and Deepesh Sawant’s arrest, NCB arrested Rhea Chakraborty. Soon after her arrest, Rhea’s lawyer issued a statement calling Sushant Singh Rajput a ‘drug addict’ and also, stating that three central agencies are hounding a single woman only because she was in love with a ‘drug addict’. 

WHAT RHEA'S LAWYER SAID AFTER HER ARREST

In the statement, the lawyer has said, “Travesty of justice. 3 central agencies hounding a single woman just because she was in love with a drug addict who was suffering from mental health issues for several yrs & committed suicide due to consumption of illegally administered medicines, drug..” While on Day 1 of NCB interrogation, Rhea confessed to procuring drugs for Sushant Singh Rajput, as per reports, Rhea later admitted to consuming drugs and also said that whatever she did, she did it for SSR. Also, the Narcotics Control Bureau claims to have evidence linking Showik Chakraborty and Samuel Miranda to the purchase of marijuana. Also, the NCB claims that Dipesh Sawant collected and delivered a total of 165 grams of marijuana between March and June - on orders from Rhea and Showik Chakraborty. 

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