Protecting in thoughts the COVID-19 pandemic and to take care of legislation and order, the Chief Metropolitan Magistrates court docket on Monday stated any accused arrested within the actor Sushant Singh Rajput case shall be produced earlier than it for remand solely by video-conferencing.
The court docket additionally stated investigating companies ought to perform antigen check for COVID-19 of the accused of their workplace premises itself.
In a two-page order, Chief Metropolitan Justice of the Peace ST Dande stated, “Within the present-day state of affairs of pandemic and previous expertise and to take care of legislation and order and administration of justice, any accused associated to the Sushant Singh Rajput case, remand shall be carried by video conferencing solely.”
The order stated the Narcotics Management Bureau (NCB), which has thus far arrested six individuals in reference to its medication probe linked to Rajputs loss of life, and every other company shall be certain that all norms and customary working process pertaining to the protected custody of the accused individuals as per the Prison Process Code are strictly adopted.
The NCB or any investigating company will be certain that they perform the required Speedy Antigen Take a look at for COVID-19 of the accused within the workplace premises itself.
“This must be executed to curtail the time taken for transporting the accused to the hospital and again and likewise to take care of Legislation and order state of affairs,” the order stated.
It stated the NCB and every other investigating company shall make essential hardware preparations like laptop, digital camera, audio system and good web connection at their finish for easy conduct of video-conferencing (VC) listening to. The court docket added that the prosecutor and the advocates for the accused individuals can decide to both seem through VC hyperlink or bodily however shall then be allowed solely with two juniors.
The NCB has arrested Rajputs girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty’s brother Showik Chakraborty, Samuel Miranda, Sushant Rajput’s home supervisor, and 4 others for alleged sale and buy of banned medication below the Narcotics Medication and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.
All of the accused are in NCB custody until September 9.
The NCB has additionally been questioning Rhea Chakraborty.
Sushant Rajput (34) was discovered hanging on June 14 in his residence in suburban Bandra. The Mumbai police had lodged an unintended loss of life report (ADR) case.
On July 25, Sushant Rajput’s father KK Singh lodged an FIR with the Patna police in opposition to Rhea Chakraborty, her dad and mom Indrajit and Sandhya, brother Showik, and two others Shruti Modi, the late actor’s former supervisor, and Miranda.
Mr Singh accused them of dishonest and abetting his son’s suicide.
Mr Singh had additionally claimed that the accused individuals had siphoned off Rs 15 crore from his sons financial institution accounts. Based mostly on this allegation, he Enforcement Directorate is probing cash laundering expenses.
The Patna police case was later transferred to the CBI.
The NCB is probing drug angle within the case after it got here to mild that Ms Chakraborty, her brother Showik and Miranda used to allegedly buy and eat medication.