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NCB to seek 14-day judicial custody of Rhea Chakraborty; list of charges pressed against her in drug case

Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Tuesday arrested Bollywood actor Rhea Chakraborty for procuring and consuming drugs.

On the third consecutive day of interrogation on September 8, Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested Rhea Chakraborty, who is the prime accused in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case. 

The NCB pressed charges against the Bollywood actress under Sections 89(c), 20(b), 27(a), 28 and 29 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS). 

NCB has planned to seek a 14-day judicial custody of the actress, who will be produced before the court via video-conferencing at 7:30pm today.

As per reports, on day three of her interrogation, the actress admitted consumption of marijuana and other hard drugs. Chakraborty had earlier admitted ?procuring drugs along with her brother Showik, who was also arrested by NCB earlier.

As per the charges pressed against Rhea Chakraborty, here are what they mean and the punishment described as per law:

1. Section 8(c) of the NDPS Act states that produce, manufacture, possess, sell, purchase, transport, warehouse, use, consume, import inter-State, export inter-State, import into India, export from India or tranship any narcotic drug or psychotropic substance, except for medical or scientific purposes requires a license or permit by the concerned authorities. The aforementioned section of the NDPS Act also prohibits the cultivation of the cannabis plant and the production, possession, use, consumption, purchase, sale, transport, warehousing, import inter-State and export inter-State of ganja for any purpose. 

2. 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.

3. 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.

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

5. 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. 

Rhea Chakraborty is currently at Mumbai’s Sion Hospital for her medical checkup and has tested COVID-19 negative. 

More details to follow.

Also read: https://www.nationnext.com/breaking-ncb-in-process-to-arrest-rhea-chakraborty-over-drug-charges

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