With Rhea Chakraborty walking out of Byculla jail yesterday, on bail, many people are wondering how she spent her time in the prison. Her lawyer Satish Maneshinde revealed she “looked after herself in the jail” adding that her time inside Byculla was not easy but she maintained a calm attitude by conducting “yoga classes for herself and her jail inmates.” She was arrested on September 8, 2020, in a drug abuse probe linked to actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case.

Chakraborty is out on a bail of Rs 1 lakh. Meanwhile, Maneshinde in an interview to NDTV said that she tried to stay positive during jail time. “I personally went to a jail to see a client after so many years, because she was hounded, and I wanted to see the condition that she was in. I was fortunate to see that she was in good spirits.”

Maneshinde claimed that the “Bengal tigress will fight back”. The 28-year-old actress, who was Rajput’s girlfriend, has been ordered to mark her presence for 10 days in the police station after release. Talking about maintaining positive mental health inside the jail, he said, “She adjusted herself in the jail, because she could not get home food because of the pandemic, and she lived with the inmates as if she was a commoner. Being an army girl, she fought the conditions like a battle, and she is ready to face any person who is trying to accuse her and harm her interests.”

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‘She will fight all those idiots’

Further talking about how she was pronounced guilty by the media without a trial, Maneshinde expressed, “She will fight all those idiots. The shameless people who destroyed her image are lining up outside my office for my interview,” referring to the news channels that are vilifying Chakraborty. Calling out media channels, he continued, “Media channels, particularly those which were hounding her, were doing it only for the TRPs. They were formatting all this fake news and bogus stories.” He also challenged the channels to be summoned to the court.

Rajput was found dead in his Mumbai apartment on June 14. The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested Chakraborty in relation with a probe into the drugs angle in the case.

Earlier, Chakraborty had alleged that the agency was “deliberately” trying to sabotage her name by putting numerous charges against her and her family. She was in custody at Byculla Jail and had said that she had “not committed any crime whatsoever”, according to NDTV. Chakraborty said in her bail plea, “Sushant Singh Rajput was the only consumer of drugs and that he was directing his staff members to procure his drugs.”

A report by Deccan Herald had quoted Chakraborty that she has been subjected to a “witch-hunt”. The 28-year-old also alleged that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) are targeting her for three more investigations and a “simultaneous media trial”.

Chakraborty’s name is also mentioned in the audit of Sushant’s bank account, which shows Rs 55 lakh transaction between the late actor and her, TOI reported.

She was also accused of supplying drugs to Rajput, her boyfriend. “The judge found that the quantity (of drugs involved) was very less. It was not equivalent to the quantity that can be traded,” Manshinde said. “I am grateful to the high court that the judge went through the entire material given to him,” he added.

On 6 October, a Mumbai court had extended the judicial custody of Chakraborty and her brother Showik till 20 October. Showik is still in judicial custody.

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