As expected bail applications of Rhea Chakraborty and co-accused persons have been rejected. The hype created their favour by various interested persons of movie industry and media has fizzled out.
For granting bail in narcotics matter, the judge has very little room especially in first six months. India has toughest law against drugs which has only recently been diluted to distinguish between dealer and mere user.
This is not a case of a casual user but regular peddlers, handlers and financiers.
Once the bail is rejected from High Court, NCB will be back in the game.
In High Court the accused persons may choose to file one application at a time for each accused seperately.
The drugs angle may have appeared yesterday in the investigation into murder of Sushant Singh Rajput but the matter was proceeding on these lines for a week. Many couriers aka dealers were picked up from Thane, Pune and Mumbai in the week earlier and I had pointed it out yesterday hinting that now it is a fight of Center and DALDA.
Rhea appears on Television:
Yesterday when Rhea appeared on television in a convenient arrangement with an interviewer who hangs his loyality on his sleeves, it had a purpose. The purpose was to send message to the cadres of DALDA.
When ED/CBI came into picture it used the same stretegy to send shivers down the spine of cadres of DALDA by releasing a whatsapp chat that took place in 2017.
Now this was almost a revelation that every person who was involved in Drug trade in Maharashtra is vulnerable and under the watch. The object was to enlist somebody who was willing to become an approver. Now it was the turn of the DALDA.
Mumbai is not just home of Hindi Cinema but also crime especially the high end drugs. While it makes movies like “Flying Punjab” to show drug problem in Punjab but it simply ignores the massive drug problems in Mumbai’s high society which involve high end drugs like cocaine and MDMA etc.
Sushant’s family lawyer had already questioned the autopsy report and had claimed that it is “pretty disturbing that the report says nothing was found in the stomach.” The cover-up by police and doctors is so obvious. But who managed all this?
Shiv Sena is the ruling party in Maharashtra in alliance with Congress and NCP. It owns a news paper cum website called Saamna. Today Sanjay Raut, it’s editor has written a long editorial opposing CBI investigation in the case of death of Sushant Singh Rajput. This article can be accessed here but it is in Marathi. If you know Sanskrit you may be able to read it. But here is an extract from that article translated with the help of google:
Sushant Singh Rajput seems to have committed suicide. There is no basis for what is often said to be murder. The propaganda that the gutter letters and news channels wanting to burn honey on a hot tawa was completely false. Maharashtra has a government under the leadership of Uddhav Thackeray. They used to do it anyway. Opposition groups called for the beleagured PM to resign, but he refused to give up. What the head of that news channel did, ‘gossiping!’ Arnab Goswami is the head of ‘Republic’ news channel. They refer to political leaders, chief ministers in plain language, use defamatory language, make threats. This is what he did in the case of Sonia Gandhi and now people have seen Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray in a single language, challenging him. Seeing all this, Shri. Sharad Pawar called me and said, “Uddhav Thackeray is being mentioned in a single language on a news channel. This is not correct. He is the Chief Minister of Maharashtra. The Chief Minister is not just an individual, he is an institution, “he said. Finally, he asked, “So what does the government do?” Pawar’s opinion is that of an experienced leader. This picture of journalism is not good. A news channel hurled insults at the Chief Minister of Maharashtra and it is tolerated. That news channel is supported by political parties in Maharashtra. Sushant Singh’s pretext and the main conspiracy to discredit the government on that occasion. It continues.”
The article is 1705 words long. It has allegations against a journalist while the writer himself is a journalist? However I will leave that for Arnab to defend. For the benefit of readers, every unnatural death is presumed murder and is subject to magisterial enquiry. By now Police should have closed the inquest awaiting report of Magistrate. Why it is playing on both sides?
The editorial has following reasons to dispute the investigation by CBI: Continue reading →