A Bollywood actress who was arrested by India's narcotics agency, setting off a media frenzy that has gripped the country, has walked out of jail after being granted bail.
Rhea Chakraborty was released from Bycula District Prison in Mumbai a month after being arrested for allegedly buying drugs for her boyfriend, popular movie actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who was found dead in June.
India's freewheeling TV news channels speculated that Chakraborty drove Rajput to take his life and was part of a drug-dealing mafia in Bollywood, India's Mumbai-based film industry.
The court in Mumbai on Wednesday said the actress was not part of any drug syndicate and had no criminal record.
It said Chakraborty could not have financed or supported illegal drug trafficking as alleged by the narcotics agency.
The 28-year-old actress' lawyer, Satish Maneshinde, said her arrest was "totally unwarranted and beyond the reach of law".
Chakraborty's brother, who was arrested in the same case and has also denied the charges, however, remains in custody.
No date has been set for Chakraborty's trial.