STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Sushant Singh Rajput death: Rhea Chakraborty open to CBI probe

On the other hand, Rhea Chakraborty submitted that the Bihar government had no jurisdiction to either lodge an FIR or to transfer it.

Published: 14th August 2020 02:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th August 2020 09:31 AM   |  A+A-

Late actor Sushant Singh Rajput and Rhea Chakraborty (Photo | Rhea Chakraborty, Instagram)

Late actor Sushant Singh Rajput and Rhea Chakraborty (Photo | Rhea Chakraborty, Instagram)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI:  The Maharashtra Police neither registered an FIR on actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide nor did it extend any support to the Patna Police for investigating the case on account of political pressure, the Bihar Police informed the top court .

“It is apparent that it is on account of political pressure in the State of Maharashtra that neither the FIR was registered by the Mumbai Police nor did they extend any cooperation to Bihar Police in discharging their obligation to conduct investigation expeditiously,” the Bihar government said. 

On the other hand, Rhea Chakraborty submitted that the Bihar government had no jurisdiction to either lodge an FIR or to transfer it.

“It is submitted that the investigations in Bihar are totally illegal and such illegal proceedings cannot be transferred to CBI in the present manner by way of illegal executive orders,” she contended.

“The petitioner has no objection if the transfer of investigation to CBI is done in exercise of powers conferred upon this court under Article 142 of the Constitution.”

The Centre, on its part, told the SC that the statements of 56 witnesses collected by the Mumbai Police had ‘no validity or legal sanctity’ as it is yet to register an FIR.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre, in his written submissions sought apex court’s nod for investigation into the case by the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate.

Sushant, 34, was found dead in his apartment in Bandra in Mumbai on June 14. Since then, the Mumbai Police has been probing the case.

More from Nation.

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp