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Finally Justice For SSR: Twitter Reacts As Bombay HC Grants Bail To Rhea Chakraborty

Finally Justice For SSR: Twitter Reacts As Bombay HC Grants Bail To Rhea Chakraborty

After spending nearly a month in police custody following days of harrowing investigation in the drugs case leading up to Sushant Singh Rajput's death, actress Rhea Chakraborty was granted bail today by the Bombay High Court. She was arrested on September 8 post interrogation by the Narcotics Control Bureau(NCB), which had concluded that she was "an active member" involved in using and supplying drugs even though notably, no traces of any illegal substance were found on her. 

Rhea Chakraborty Granted Bail

While the court ruled in her favour, her brother, Showik Chakraborty's bail was denied. 

"Not Part Of Drug Dealers"

Rhea Chakraborty granted bail by the Bombay high court

Countering the NCB's report which had led to the arrest, the Bombay High Court held that Rhea Chakraborty was not a part of a drug nexus. "She is not part of drug dealers. She has not forwarded the drugs allegedly procured by her to somebody else to earn monetary or other benefits", the court said while granting bail. There are still certain conditions that she will have to follow, including reporting to the nearby police station, submitting her passport and a bond of INR 1 lakh. During the proceedings, the court mentioned that everyone was equal in the eyes of the law and no celebrity enjoyed a special privilege. 

The actress's lawyer Satish Maneshinde also made a statement following the release order. “The arrest and custody of Rhea was totally unwarranted and beyond the reach of the law. The hounding and witch hunt by three central agencies, the CBI, ED and NCB of Rhea should come to an end. We remain committed to Truth. Satya Meva Jayate,” he said. 

Back when she was taken into custody, her arrest had triggered a conversation around the lack of evidence, the patriarchal mindset and unjust media trials shaping the case. Only a few days ago, a team of doctors at AIIMS had unanimously come to the conclusion that Sushant Singh Rajput's death was by suicide, the statement putting the varied media houses and their prejudiced coverage into the scrutiny. 

Twitter Extends Support

The news of Rhea Chakraborty's bail order had a number of people including Bollywood insiders and supporters sharing their thoughts on Twitter. Some also spoke out about the harrowing trials and the witch hunt around the case. 

Here's hoping that this puts the baseless news, trolls and conjectures to rest. 

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