The Supreme Court docket will hear on Wednesday actor Rhea Chakraborty’s plea searching for the switch of an FIR – from Patna to Mumbai – accusing her of abetting in actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s alleged suicide in June. The FIR, filed by Bihar police on a grievance by the actor’s father, alleges that Ms Chakraborty illegally transferred Rs 15 crore from Mr Rajput’s Mumbai checking account and mentally harassed him.
Nevertheless, Ms Chakraborty, who was reportedly Mr Rajput’s girlfriend on the time of his loss of life, has challenged Bihar police’s jurisdiction within the matter, on condition that the alleged crime passed off in Maharashtra.
In her plea Ms Chakraborty mentioned that it was turning into “more and more evident that the FIR was efficiently filed in Patna solely attributable to intervention of the Chief Minister of Bihar and different native politicians”.
The plea additionally mentioned the actress has a “sturdy prima facie case in her favour as it’s submitted the reason for motion has not even remotely occurred inside Patna”.
The governments of each Bihar and Maharashtra have been made events within the plea, as is Mr Rajput’s father, Krishna Kishore Singh. The state governments have already filed a caveat searching for to be heard by the highest courtroom earlier than any order is handed.
The listening to, earlier than a bench led by Justice Hrishikesh Roy, shall be keenly adopted by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who, this morning, beneficial that the case, which has snowballed right into a political case caught between the 2 states, be transferred to the CBI.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and House Minister Anil Deshmukh have each dominated out a CBI investigation.
Authorized consultants have identified that even with the Bihar Chief Minister’s advice, the central company has no jurisdiction until it’s invited both by the state through which the alleged crime occurred (Maharashtra) or is assigned the case by the Excessive Court docket or Supreme Court docket.
Mr Kumar made the advice on the request of Mr Rajput’s father, who claimed on Monday that he had warned Mumbai police of a threat to his son however noticed no motion taken, and was due to this fact compelled to file the grievance with police in Bihar as an alternative.
The Mumbai cops hit again shortly after, saying that no formal, written grievance had been filed and that the household didn’t point out their suspicions to them within the days instantly following Mr Rajput’s loss of life.
A Bihar police workforce has been camped in Mumbai since Wednesday final week.
Their presence has sparked a turf warfare with Mumbai police, who say there isn’t a proof, as but, of any monetary irregularities on Ms Chakraborty’s half. Mumbai police, which has mentioned it’s going to examine all avenues, has additionally mentioned that Mr Rajput suffered from bipolar disorder.
Bihar Police, for his or her half, are insistent that they may proceed to research and follow the money trail, in addition to the alleged suicide of the actor’s former manager, Disha Salian, who died six days earlier than him.
In the meantime, final week the Enforcement Directorate waded into the mix and registered a cash laundering case over the FIR filed by Bihar police. Sources within the company informed NDTV it will “look into the allegation of suspicious transactions (and) suspected individuals shall be issued summons early subsequent week”.
Ms Chakraborty, who has been largely silent on this matter, broke that silence on Friday in a tearful video launched by her attorneys. “The truth shall prevail,” she said in the video.
With enter from PTI