NEW DELHI — A Bollywood celebrity who was detained by India’s narcotics agency, putting off a media frenzy that has gripped the state, walked from prison on Wednesday after being given bail.
Rhea Chakraborty was discharged from Byculla District Prison at Mumbai per month after being arrested for allegedly buying medication because of her boyfriend, popular movie celebrity Sushant Singh Rajput, who had been discovered dead in a suspected suicide in June.
India’s freewheeling TV news stations theorized that Chakraborty drove him to shoot his lifetime and was a part of a drug-dealing mafia at Bollywood, India’s Mumbai-based movie market.
The court in Mumbai on Wednesday reported that the actor wasn’t a part of any medication syndicate and had no criminal background. It stated Chakraborty couldn’t have funded or supported prohibited drug trafficking as alleged by the narcotics agency.
The 28-year-old celebrity’ attorney, Satish Maneshinde, stated her arrest had been”totally unwarranted and beyond the reach of the law”
Chakraborty’s brother, who had been detained in precisely the same situation and also has denied that the charges, nevertheless, remains in custody.
Rajput’s suspected suicide in June initially triggered a debate over psychological wellbeing.
Many Indian tv news stations afterward announced Chakraborty guilty of Rajput’s departure and claimed she’d overdosed him drugs. The TV stations have spent obsessing over the situation, at the cost of other problems like India’s stalling market, the government’s virus reaction, and developing hostilities with China within a boundary dispute.
Before this week, a panel of physicians analyzing Rajput’s autopsy reports in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, a top public hospital in New Delhi, filed a report on the Central Bureau of Investigation that ruled out the murder for a reason for this celebrity’s passing.
Rajput, 34, was discovered dead from his Mumbai flat on June 14. Police recorded the reason for death as asphyxia by hanging and stated he seemed to have taken his own life. The situation is still being researched.
Rajput, a technology student who grew up in Bihar, India’s poorest country, was the quintessential outsider who was able to open the doorways of Bollywood and craft a short but successful acting career.
Following Chakraborty’s arrest in September, the national narcotics agency also challenged other actresses at a parallel investigation into claims of widespread drug usage and trafficking in Bollywood.