Nearly after 14 months, a special anti-drug court ordered the unfreezing of actress Rhea Chakraborty's bank accounts

written by Ritika Nath | November 11, 2021

A Mumbai special court has ordered the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) to defreeze Rhea Chakraborty's bank accounts and return her electronic gadgets after more than 14 months, her lawyer said on Wednesday.

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After nearly 14 months, a special anti-drug court ordered the unfreezing of actress Rhea Chakraborty's bank accounts. The court has also ordered that her laptop and phone be returned to her. The actress had filed a petition in the special court requesting access to her bank accounts and electronic devices.

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For the return of her laptop and phone, she must submit a one-lakh-rupee indemnity bond. The phone and laptop cannot be discarded or sold until the investigation is completed, according to the court.

Following 'no strong opposition' from the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), the court ordered the gadgets to be returned in exchange for a Rs 1 lakh 'Indemnity Bond.'

Rhea Chakraborty and her brother were among more than two dozen people arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on September 8, last year, on suspicion of arranging drugs for Sushant Singh Rajput, was found dead in his Mumbai home on June 14. Several days later, her bank accounts were frozen.

Rhea's lawyer, Nikhil Maneshinde, argued that the case would take time to resolve and that freezing the bank accounts was unnecessary.

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D.B. Mane, a special NDPS court judge, ordered the conditional release of the electronic devices in exchange for a Rs 100,000 bond, directing her not to sell or dispose of them while the case is pending and to produce them whenever needed for investigation.

Similarly, Mane directed the NCB to defreeze her bank accounts and fixed deposits with HDFC Bank, which had been frozen pursuant to an NCB notice to the bank dated September 16, 2020.

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