Bombay HC on treating Rhea Chakraborty 'harshly' to set an example: Everybody is equal before law

Rhea Chakraborty's bail plea hearing was presided over by Justice Sarang Kotwal who stated that he does not agree that celebrities must be treated harshly to set an example in the society.
Rhea Chakraborty in blue denim shirt. Bombay HC on treating Rhea Chakraborty 'harshly' to set an example: Everybody is equal before law.
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The Bombay High Court granted Rhea Chakraborty bail on Wednesday after the actress was locked up for almost a month in the city's Byculla jail. The actress was arrested by the NCB on charges of procurement of drugs for late actor and her boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput. The hearing was presided over by Justice Sarang Kotwal who stated that he does not agree that celebrities must be treated harshly to set an example in the society. 

During the hearing, Justice Kotwal said, "The learned ASG had argued that the celebrities and role models should be treated harshly so that it sets an example for the young generation and they do not get encouraged to commit such offences. I do not agree." 

He further observed, "Everybody is equal before law. No celebrity or role model enjoys any special privilege before the court of law. Similarly, such person also does not incur any special liability when he faces law in the courts. Each case will have to be decided on its own merits irrespective of the status of the accused."

The HC also added, "It is also important to note that when the Applicant (Rhea) was produced before the Court for her first remand, the investigating agency did not seek her custody. That means, they are satisfied with her interrogation and she had cooperated in that investigation."  

During the hearing, while granting bail to Rhea, the court also categorically stated that the actress has not been a part of drug dealers nor did she "forward drugs to someone else for monetary benefits". Rhea has been granted bail but the court has laid down stringent rules and even impounded her passport. The actress cannot leave the city without the court's permission and has to present herself at the nearest police station for the next 10 days. 

ALSO READ: Rhea Chakraborty gets bail in drug case, Bombay HC denies bail to brother Showik Chakraborty

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Anonymous 2 months ago

No matter how much Rhea supported Sushant and stood by him, the stupid public will always stand against her and try to destroy her public and personal image. Such a shame on humanity. She was Sushant's friend and comforted him and peeps say she killed him that too without any proof.

Anonymous 2 months ago

People forget that Rhea is only girlfriend and absolutely has no legal rights over Sushant. She will not be able to force Sushant to join a psychiatric facility or drug rehab center. It's easy to say in hindsight she could have done this or done that. People keep saying she is with Sushant for money? Well, ED could not find any money. Sushant did spend money on Rhea, but which boyfriend doesn't spend money on girlfriend? Sushant is smart and successful actor, agreed he has drug problem, but he has so many positive things that a girl would like to date him. Look at the girls that dated him - Ankita, Sara, Kirti. Sara is highly educated and smarter than most of us. Do you call Sara dumb for dating Sushant? People who judge Rhea need also look at SSR family with the same lens. Why blame a girlfriend? Why not blame his family? They have all the legal rights to put Sushant forcibly in psychiatric facility or rehab facility. They simply have to go to a judge and ask for conservatorship. Why they didn't do it? Why they didn't live with Sushant and kept an eye on him? They can't pretend that they didn't know about Sushant's health. Do you know any family that doesn't know their son or brother health condition? Before blaming Rhea, think if your sister will date Sushant - the answer will a big YES. So have some empathy when passing comments on Rhea. It's easy call pot calling kettle black!!

Anonymous 2 months ago

Thanks mate!! SSRians are out fir her blood fir no reason.. all this is being driven by the SSR family who have created false narratives in her and instigated public to ounce on her .. she may have used drugs like any other celebrity .. one doesn’t need to be a celebrity to use leisure drugs .. everyone knows that ..she was caught using drugs, she was not caught laundering or stealing SSR money .. agencies have given her clean chit there.. she hasn’t been found guilty of a murder ..her mistake was to hand out with SSR dude and trying to help him .. family left him then and now is pointing finger at Rhea.. the point is if not Rhea if an XYZ was his girlfriend then XYZ would have been penalized today for SSR actions that he took out of his own will

Anonymous 2 months ago

Show ne the proof - did HC really say that ? Or is manishinde saying this ? Rhea’s bail is like a house arrest anyhow .

Anonymous 2 months ago

Funny you don’t need proof for all the crap allegations.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Uh huh!! playing harshly, she manipulated already vunerable, possibly depressed man. Took his money, fed him drugs and what not!!! She is not naive . She and family should go to jail.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Any proof of filthy allegations by filthy morons.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Proof !!!!

Anonymous 2 months ago

Any proof

Anonymous 2 months ago

Priyanka singh knows everything and hiding the truth, she gave sushant the wrong pills. Please interrogate all his sisters and check their phones

Anonymous 2 months ago

Yes sgreed overdose him then dont want to say suicide because insurence will never pay suicide.all about money

Anonymous 2 months ago

Just shut your mouth !

Anonymous 2 months ago

Don't worry Tera bhae marega to khush hona

Anonymous 2 months ago

There is one ssr fan who is really in pain since she got bail, i mean itna poison . Please see a doctor

Anonymous 2 months ago

rhea PR hello

Anonymous 2 months ago

Ssr bots can choke :)

Anonymous 2 months ago

There is one ssr fan who is really in pain since she got bail, i mean itna poison . Please see a doctor

Anonymous 2 months ago

There is no difference between Rhea and Hathra girl. Only difference is urban and rural setting. Indians are hypocrites. On one hand they worship goddesses and on other hand they mistreat women. India is very dangerous country for women. Glad that Rhea got bail but putting her in the jail was wrong in the first place. SSR's sisters are the main culprits. They gave him medication and they are greedy

Anonymous 2 months ago

Yeah in the name of feminism, compare this drug dealer to a freaking gang-rape victim, and in the end blame Sushant’s SISTERS. Wow! Thank God, this pseudo-feminism of you liberandus has been exposed. No word on the Rajasthan rape victim who said Congress leaders refused to meet her since the state is ruled by them. Disgusting.

Anonymous 2 months ago

rhea gave him narcotics and psychotropic drugs shes the villain

Anonymous 2 months ago

This woman was as ignorant and as stupid as they come, she is an enabler who was only interested in marrying a man with known mental challenges and went along for the ride because of his money and celebrity status. A lawyer quoted that her only crime is loving a drug addict, then she is incredibly stupid for doing so. Here was she living with a man who was on mood altering medications and she was so laissez faire with his problems, he was smoking marijuana and she did not see anything wrong with it and she joined him smoking it too. She should pat herself on the back for her foolishness. She had no business managing his medications and lifestyle, if she loved him so much she should have done an intervention with his family and walked away and asked his family to make sure he was sectioned in a good psychiatric facility. As much as most people claim to love someone, they should also know enabling someone's horrible habits and addiction leads to their tragic end. For all I care she loved him to his death, if there is any phrase like that. I wonder how she will survive this problem. Rhea is a foolish, ignorant money minded person.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Foolish but kind

Anonymous 2 months ago

Father never liked her to be with SSR. Read her chat with Mahesh Bhatt. He says “your Father will be happy now” when she left SSR s house

Anonymous 2 months ago

don't give love by associating it with this cheap woman and her drug peddling ways.

Anonymous 2 months ago

right, that's why her father was watching her roll doobies while he was giving him heavy meds.

Anonymous 2 months ago

own place? oh yeah shes the drug supplier

Anonymous 2 months ago

smoking marijuana is not a big deal grow up

Anonymous 2 months ago

A MURDERER MUST DEFINITELY BE TAGGED N BRANDED AS A MURDERER

Anonymous 2 months ago

WITCH HUNT FOR AN ACTUAL WITCH... RHEAAAAAAAAAAA

Anonymous 2 months ago

Who is she to wean any one off drugs, is she a drug counselling professional?. What medical qualifications does she have?. Weaning him off drugs my foot, she was way over her head in handling Sushant's problem?. She exhibited poor judgement in her own capabilities, Sushant had serious issues, deep serious issues, a sensitive soul, who needed to get out of Bollywood as quickly as possible and the best person that would have taken control of the whatever issues he was facing was his father. Rhea should have called his father and raised an alarm, that Sushant needed proper professional intervention. Yes, she was weaning him off drugs, so what happened after that, Sushant is dead, she is doing the rounds of the courts and police stations, as much as you love someone, there comes a time you have to realize that there are things you are not equipped to handle and walk away before the problem swallows you too. So Rhea in all her love, she is now in deep sh*t trouble. How will she get out of this mess?. Her name will be forever associated with Sushant's death. Please let's reason with our brain for God's sake. My small take.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Ignorance is outpouring in the message given by the person on the intelligence of Rhea. Rhea was weaning him off the bad habits. They were going to wellness retreats and it was proven. And she does t need a 5 crore hero to have a life. She was her star herself and has her own place in industry. So wake up you dope head and declutter your head first. Shame on you fueling the witch hunt!!

Anonymous 2 months ago

Absolutely well said and that’s the truth. Her only crime was enjoying the ride knowing full well the man was a druggie and she tagged along for the money. She is no saint . But to brand her as a murderer is wrong.

Anonymous 2 months ago

rhea is not even a celebrity. nobody knew her before sushant. she was only known in bullywood as a drug supplier z list actress!

Anonymous 2 months ago

And you !

Anonymous 2 months ago

Crap head

Anonymous 2 months ago

lmfao known? she was a nobody

Anonymous 2 months ago

You were under drug influence and climatized looks like my friend .., Rhea acted in films - Bollywood, South Indian films .. shut up your envious dirty mouth and pray that you don’t lose your sanity

Anonymous 2 months ago

Then treat Deepika and Sara the same way! What the heck?

Anonymous 2 months ago

Nepokids are privileged !

Anonymous 2 months ago

rhea self entitled psychopath

Anonymous 2 months ago

You people are the real psychopaths

Anonymous 2 months ago

its not really rheas fault. she was raised by manipulative psychopaths

Anonymous 2 months ago

rhea is a kalank on womanhood

Anonymous 2 months ago

And you are a waste of spe*m :)

Anonymous 2 months ago

rhea was a baby that sushant "forced" her an showik to get drugs. rhea is so innocent that she couldn't even get out of relationship where her boyfriend was forcing her for drugs. she didnt even think of going to bandra police station to complain of harassment or the akhtars who have political ties. why? was rhea a baby to be forced? maybe she was also enjoying doing drugs evil dayan

Anonymous 2 months ago

rhea evil greedy money hungry witch who will save u from karma?

Anonymous 2 months ago

You won’t be saved

Anonymous 2 months ago

rhea dated aditya roy kapoor in the past another druggie from a big production house. that's why vidya balan supporting rhea

Anonymous 2 months ago

SHUPT Up

Anonymous 2 months ago

rhea isnt a celebrity nobody knew here before

Anonymous 2 months ago

And nobody will ever know you !

Anonymous 2 months ago

good showik is in jail chutyaborty family should feel pain of their son in pain. at least hes alive

Anonymous 2 months ago

oh wow so intelligent comeback fo moron

Anonymous 2 months ago

Tu ch**iya, tera paab ch**iya, tera poora khandan ch**iya :)

Anonymous 2 months ago

rhea witch greedy gold digger

Anonymous 2 months ago

Test

Anonymous 2 months ago

Good judgement by Mumbai High Court. This was all politically motivated. She must have been a bad girlfriend but that is not a good enough reason for someone to be jailed. SSR's family's claims have fallen flat. They started from abetment to suicide to a murder, black magic, then nepotism, then Shiv Sena's involvement in the murder, then drugs, all the angles were introduced to this case so that it remains sensational. So that people can not see anything beyond this that has been happening everywhere in the country, and bihar elections can be influenced by this. What I don't get it is, if the family really loved the son so much, how can it let people like Kangna and Arnab make mockery of it all. Moreover if you all think Rhea is not a celebrity, read all the comments again. We all are talking about her, she is a celebrity. Lol

Anonymous 2 months ago

Yes this nation always celebrates the terrorist as hero, drug peddler as hero murderers as heroes. Its not new for this nation

Anonymous 2 months ago

In this country even Jessica lal’s killer was set free . He shot openly in a big gathering . Finally when people raised voice , he was put in jail. So Rhea being released is not a surprise.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Agreed.. Arman should be punished

Anonymous 2 months ago

ATLEAST MAKE USE OF THE BRAIN THAT GOD HAS BESTOWED YOU WITH.. U FOOL. ARNAB..MURDERER? I MEAN KUCHH BHI. CUT THIS CRAP AND ATLEAST SPEAK SOME SENSE.

Anonymous 2 months ago

You are despicable. She didn’t shoot anyone and there has been ZERO proof of her taking his money or causing his death in any way. When you ask for injustice, because your narrative didn’t pan out, you’re beyond help. Lynch mob. You lot just like the drama regardless of the consequences.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Sushant was murdered by Arnab for TRPs so he should be put in Jail and hanged too.

Anonymous 2 months ago

I want to ask the learned ASG will he make the same argument in case of a politician ?

Anonymous 2 months ago

During Nirbharya case everybody wanted to kill Juvenile. People claimed his juvenile certificates are fake but he was set free because nothing was proved against him. Well done courts. Rhea can't be hanged because some idiot SSRians, Arnab wants to hang her. She has not committed any crime.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Y bringing religion here?

Anonymous 2 months ago

You are an uneducated moron, he was let off lightly because he was a juvenile, NOT because nothing was proven against him, by the way, that juvenile also belonged to the pieceful community.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Why is mumbai and govt giving so much importance to rhea? Who gives a shit about her. Boring dumb woman.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Finally some justice - expected this from Bombay HC ! Always correct judgement .. Thanks India still isn’t a banana republic yet

Anonymous 2 months ago

Unbelievable Bombay HC, all sold up. That’s why Rhea and lawyer wanted to transfer the fir from Bihar to Mumbai because they knew Bombay HC is in their pockets.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Manshinde is be-imaan. setting with the courts.

Anonymous 2 months ago

HAHAHA.... EVIL WINNING OVER THE INNOCENT N TRUE... GREAT GOING BUD. BEST VERDICT??? BEST NON SENSICAL COMMENT. PAID ONES. WORST VERDICT. PARTIAL!!

Anonymous 2 months ago

SEEMS YOU VERY WELL KNOW SSR'S SISTERS... MANIPULATIVE OR NOT. HAD YOU BEEN THE ONE WHO LOST YOUR CLOSEST ONE... WOULD YOU HAVE THE SAME SAY? THINK AGAIN MISTER. N BETTER ZIP IT.

Anonymous 2 months ago

There was NO basis for her case. Are you stupid? Go get an education first. They did not have enough evidence on her for what they had charged her with. But when the result isn’t to your liking, it must be the PR, bots, paid off judge. Are you sure the family aren’t paying you, SSR revolution fans? Because when he was alive no one seemed to care, including his manipulative sisters. And now you have all flocked out of nowhere.

Anonymous 2 months ago

It's ur stupid mind that you sold to BJP media/ Liar Kangana and attention seeking greedy evil family of SSR. The HC has given the best verdict. Thank you Judge Kotwal!

Anonymous 2 months ago

Who said that Rhea Chakraborty is a celebrity??? Certainly not a celebrity that people lookup to??? Not dissing her but the arguments are absurd!

Anonymous 2 months ago

It’s the argument made by NCB only

Anonymous 2 months ago

Next is SC..let us see if SC says same...

Anonymous 2 months ago

High Court quashed the stay and appeal to take it to SC. And SC would laugh this out of court. So nice try. Keep waiting.

Anonymous 2 months ago

SSR are very powerful because they are from bihar and their persons are posted in high position in ncb and in politics so there wishes are being followed though there is no credible evidence for jail.

Anonymous 2 months ago

I agree and Bihar is in the midst of local elections. BJP wants to please the public by showing their support for his family

Anonymous 2 months ago

In order for her to be locked they did have evidence against her

Anonymous 2 months ago

No they didn’t. And if that was enough evidence. A lot of uni students, sadhoos etc should also go to jail.

Anonymous 2 months ago

It was lies used as evidence. Unfortunately u believed it.

Anonymous 2 months ago

In sushants words and I Quote if u win the rat race you are still a rat unquote now that is what rhea is

Anonymous 2 months ago

Lock Deepika and then make that statement. Who is rhea people only heard of her bec of sushant

Anonymous 2 months ago

Don't be jokers man she is an unheard 3rd grade actor

Anonymous 2 months ago

You ran out of insults against her now . Get a life behan

Anonymous 2 months ago

Celeb.. Hahaha the only time I have ever heard of her is when she was linked to ssr

Anonymous 2 months ago

What are the sisters going to do with whatever so called fame you think they are getting ???? What do they stand to gain ? They only stand to lose 1 get insulted by trolls like you

Anonymous 2 months ago

Haha Sweta, Motu, Priyanka Just look at yourself first. Your claim to fame is Rhea chakrovarty. Keep barking on her to stay relevant.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Really? is that why Salman never went behind bars, honourable HC?

Anonymous 2 months ago

What celebrity are u talking about she is just a 3rd grade actor who speaks like a farmer

Anonymous 2 months ago

You four

Anonymous 2 months ago

Please don't insult farmers

Anonymous 2 months ago

0000zero grade.. dont forget she has two daddies taking care of her needs. What a spoil brats

Anonymous 2 months ago

See you need to accuse only a celebrity to earn fame, no wonder you choose ankita. So you are saying the judge before this was a more on who granted juditial custody of rhea,oh correction. B grade movie chic Rhea.. Get a life get an openion strong enough which you believe. You are also a human. If you can't do big think at least.

Anonymous 2 months ago

LOL I mean off all the insults meted towards her. This one has to be the funniest. Speaks like a farmer? So desperate to insult her. Pathetic.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Ankita is not a criminal and never went to jail, your drug peddler Rhea was jailed for being exposed as a drug dealer.

Anonymous 2 months ago

I think you got confused with LIAR Ankita Lokande

Anonymous 2 months ago

Was she even in jail

Anonymous 2 months ago

something you said about a foul mouth and calling others mothers names? lol! Rhea's types.

Anonymous 2 months ago

What a foul mouth. Maybe your mother was providing special services to have u.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Shame on people like you who talk about women in such a cheap fashion !

Anonymous 2 months ago

You have no shame. Definitely a Kangana supporter

Anonymous 2 months ago

she was providing private. ahem, services, in exchange for the bail.