Bihar lacks jurisdiction in Shushant death case, Maharashtra tells SC; father questions probe direction
The top court asked the parties concerned to file their written submissions, not more than two pages each, by August 13 in the case.
A bench of Justice Hrishikesh Roy was told by senior advocate Maninder Singh, appearing for Bihar government, that no FIR has been lodged in Mumbai yet on Rajput's death.
There were recently some social media messages, screenshots and derogatory content allegedly linking Pancholi to the death of Rajput and the latter's former manager Disha Salian.
CM Uddhav Thackeray and Home Minister Anil Deshmukh have been saying that there is no need to hand over the case to the CBI, despite pressure mounting on them from various quarters.
The apex court, which posted the matter for hearing next week, also directed Mumbai Police to place before it the status report of the probe conducted so far in Rajput's death case.
Sushant Singh Rajput death: Bihar government recommends CBI probe after late actor's family requests
KK Singh, father of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, on Tuesday requested the Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey for recommendation of CBI probe into his son's unnatural death.
Pithani is a creative content manager and flatmate of the late actor who was found dead at his Bandra apartment in Mumbai on June 14.
Mumbai Police have so far recorded statements of nearly 40 people, including those of Rajput's family, his cook and people from the film industry.
"Go to Bombay High Court if you have anything concrete to show," the bench said when the counsel for PIL petitioner Alka Priya sought the CBI probe into the death of the actor.
A Patna police team is likely to interrogate actor Rhea Chakraborty’s brother Showik at Mumbai in connection with its probe into Sushant Singh Rajput’s death by suicide.
The lawyer further explained that the FIR was registered in Patna, Rajput's hometown as the complainant lives in Patna.
Bhatt reached the Santacruz police station around noon along with his legal team, recorded his statement and left at around 2.30 pm, the official said.
On Monday, Asha uploaded a video about her experience of working with Sushant in the TV show "Pavitra Rishta".
Days after Rajput was found hanging, YRF handed over copies of the contract signed between him and the production house.
The film will see Saif Ali Khan in a cameo. Composer AR Rahman and lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya have collaborated to create music for the project.