The Narcotics Control Bureau, which is investigating claims of widespread drug use and trafficking in Bollywood, challenged Chakraborty’s bail in the Supreme Court 10 days after it filed a chargesheet naming her and 31 others.
Chakraborty was arrested in September in the drugs case and was granted bail on October 7 after a court observed that she was not part of any drug syndicate and had no criminal record.
But the Narcotics Control Bureau has challenged the Bombay High Court decision to grant bail to Rhea Chakraborty in a drugs case in the Supreme Court.
The NCB, represented by Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh, submitted that recovery of contraband was not always necessary for sustaining NDPS offences.
He argued that if a person conceals the drug consumption habit by another, that will amount to 'harbouring of the offender'.
He further submitted that the Court has to look into the objectives of the NDPS Act, which are to save the youth of the country from the menace of drugs. Drug offences are worse than murder, as they affect the entire society, he submitted.
A Bench of Chief Justice of India, SA Bobde and Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian likely to hear the plea on March 18.