NCB opposes bail pleas: 'Rhea, Showik part of drug syndicate connected with high society personalities, drug peddlers'

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The HC will hear Rhea and Showik's bail pleas along with three other bail pleas by Miranda, Parihar and Sawant starting Tuesday.
Showik Chakraborty and Rhea Chakraborty. (File)

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), while responding to the bail pleas of Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik, told the Bombay High Court that the siblings are "active members of drug syndicate connected with high society personalities and drug suppliers".

NCB, in its affidavit submitted on Monday, opposed the bail pleas and said the applicants had "abetted and financed' drug transactions and therefore Section 27A of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, which provides punishment for financing drug trafficking and harbouring offenders, was applicable in the case.

A single judge bench of Justice Sarang V Kotwal had on September 24 asked NCB to respond to the bail…
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