Maneshinde told the HC that the drugs case, in which Rhea and Showik are accused and currently in jail, should have been transferred to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), probing Rajput's death, by the NCB.
The HC did not pass any order regarding the bail pleas of the Chakrabortys but asked the NCB to file a reply by Monday (September 28).
"The CBI, that is already investigating the death case, is also empowered to probe cases under the NDPS Act," Maneshinde maintained.
"Therefore, the NCB should have transferred the probe to the CBI after the offences under the NDPS Act were registered," he said.
The lawyer contended both Rhea and Showik should not have been booked under the stringent section 27A of the NDPS Act.
Meanwhile, Rajput's family lawyer Vikas Singh claimed on Friday that a doctor, who is part of AIIMS team, had told him "long back" that Rajput's photos sent by the lawyer indicated that it was allegedly death by strangulation, not suicide.
The senior advocate took to Twitter saying he was getting "frustrated" by the delay in CBI taking a decision in the case.
"Getting frustrated by the delay in CBI taking a decision to convert abetment to suicide to Murder of SSR (Sushant Singh Rajput).
"The Doctor who is part of AIIMS team had told me long back that the photos sent by me indicated 200% that it's death by strangulation and not suicide," Singh tweeted.
(With inputs from PTI)
Bidding Farewell To Sushant Singh Rajput - An Actor & A Technopreneur
The Final Goodbye
Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's suicide shocked everyone. The Mumbai police reported on Sunday that he was found hanging his Bandra apartment.
The 34-year-old actor was known for his remarkable journey from the small screen to big banner movies despite several controversies.
Here's a look at his journey from a new entrant to being a superstar and a technopreneur.