Rhea Chakraborthy ft. Anshul Choudhary

Miss Conduct: A True Crime Podcast

Jul 13 2022 • 1 hr 2 mins

Rhea Chakraborty is an Indian actress, model and video jockey, who has appeared in a handful of Bollywood movies. In June 2020, Rhea’s world was flipped upside down when her rumoured partner and fellow actor, Sushant Singh Rajput, committed suicide in his flat in the city of Mumbai. Post that, through a series of confusing events, Rhea and her family were accused of a series of crimes by Sushant’s father, including money laundering, fraud, cheating, and abetment of suicide.

It became such a national phenomenon, that the entire country was glued to their televisions all day, all night, just to watch this drama unfold, all in the middle of a deadly global pandemic.

When investigating the allegations of siphoning funds from Sushant, a few Whatsapp chats between Rhea, Sushant, and other parties were uncovered. This led to a fresh investigation of the possibility of the consumption and sale of illegal narcotics by Rhea and her associates.

For a period of 2 months between August and October 2020, Rhea was called by the NCB for questioning, arrested and stayed in jail for weeks together, and was ripped apart by national and state media houses incessantly… for crimes that were not really clear just yet.

In October 2020, after a long series of legal filings, Rhea was released on bail by the Bombay High Court. The court cited that “she has no criminal antecedents”, and was not likely to commit any crimes when on bail.

In March 2021, an elaborate charge sheet was filed in court detailing that Rhea and her brother were engaged in the “sale, purchase, procurement, consumption and possession of narcotics drugs”.

This charge sheet was filed again with the same charges in June 2022.

Today Rhea awaits the next steps in her legal battle, which I’m sure we are all going to be watching with bated breath.


GUEST ON BOARD: Anshul Choudhary, lawyer and host of the 'Adjourned' podcast, joins us for this episode! He takes on the arduous task of context setting, where he will take us through the powers of the Indian Narcotics Control Bureau and how it exercised its powers in this case.

Link to the 'Adjourned' podcast:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC25CyGDFTcksN_M2DImjI_Q/about

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