Not challenging bail granted to Rhea Chakraborty in drugs-related case

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The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Tuesday told the Supreme Court it was not challenging the bail granted to actor Rhea Chakraborty in connection with a drugs-related probe linked to the death of film star Sushant Singh Rajput.Additional Solicitor General S V Raju told a bench of Justices A S Bopanna and M M Sundresh that NCB is not challenging the bail but the question of law should be kept open with regard to Section 27-A of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.

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The top court, which was hearing the NCB’s petition against the Bombay High Court order granting bail to Rhea Chakraborty , Rajput’s girlfriend, took note of the ASG’s submission on a change in the anti-drugs agency’s stand on her bail, but clarified that the HC judgement shall not be treated as precedent in any other case.“Having heard the ASG, at this stage the challenge to the impugned order in so far as grant of bail may not be required.

However, the question of law raised is left open to be considered in an appropriate case and as such the judgement may not be treated as precedent in any other case,” the bench said.The NCB has charged Chakraborty under the stringent Section 27-A of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act that pertains to “financing and harbouring illegal drug trafficking”. It entails imprisonment of up to 10 years and a bar on grant of bail.

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