Tribune News Service
New Delhi, August 19
The Supreme Court on Wednesday orders CBI probe into the unnatural loss of life of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
A Bench of Justice Hrishikesh Roy orders the Mumbai Police at hand over all proof collected thus far within the case to CBI.
Top court docket says the the Bihar authorities was competent to switch the investigation to CBI.
The FIR registered at Patna was appropriate, says the SC.
The switch petition filed by Rhea has been opposed by the Bihar authorities and Sushant Singh’s father Okay.Okay. Singh.
The Bihar authorities in its submission to the apex court docket stated, “It is apparent that it is on account of political pressure in the State of Maharashtra that neither the FIR has been registered by the Mumbai Police nor did they extend any cooperation to Bihar Police in discharging their obligation to conduct investigation expeditiously.”
The Centre has sought the apex court docket’s nod for investigation into the case by the CBI and ED. The Centre instructed the apex court docket that the CBI has already registered an FIR whereas acceding to the request made by the Bihar authorities.
Rhea in her written submissions had instructed the Supreme Court that the Patna FIR may at greatest be thought to be a zero FIR and ought to be transferred to Mumbai police and insisted that Rajput’s father has made baseless allegations in opposition to her.
“A plain reading of the subject FIR is clearly indicative of the fact that no such consequence of such alleged act has ensued within the State of Bihar. The maximum that may be done in such instance, is for the FIR to be registered as a ‘Zero FIR’ and the same may be forwarded to the Police Station having jurisdiction over the matter”, stated Rhea within the written submissions.
Sushant Singh Rajput’s father Okay.Okay. Singh has knowledgeable the Supreme Court that Rhea has already begun to affect witnesses related with the case and took a U-turn on a CBI probe.
Singh within the affidavit stated the mail relied upon by Rhea raises a query if the e-mail was despatched by Siddharth Pithani to the Mumbai Police, and requested why was the identical shared by the potential witness with Rhea, who’s a main suspect within the case.
“Nevertheless, the email is sent after the registration of the FIR and one day before the filing of the present transfer petition and thus the said email seems to be procured by the petitioner (Rhea) from the potential witness, who seems to be already under her influence”, stated the affidavit filed by means of advocate Nitin Saluja.
Singh’s counsel had argued that Rhea too wished a CBI probe into the matter, and questioned why she was in opposition to it now.
“Moreover, as stated in the Petition that the Petitioner (Rhea) through her social media platform had requested the Union Home Minister for a CBI inquiry and now since the Respondent No.1 (Bihar government) has entrusted the aforesaid FIR to the CBI and Union of India has accepted the said request of the Respondent No.1, the Petitioner should not have any grievance in this regard”. Rhea contended that the investigations in Bihar are completely unlawful and such unlawful proceedings can’t be transferred to CBI within the current method by the use of unlawful govt orders.
“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 of India. Otherwise, the present transfer from Bihar Police to CBI as is done is totally without jurisdiction and contrary to law,” stated the written submission.
The Solicitor General, representing the Centre, had argued it’s a match case for a CBI inquiry. Mehta questioned how Mumbai Police summoned 56 individuals and recorded their statements, as they can’t do it below inquest proceedings. He submitted earlier than the court docket that Mumbai Police by no means registered an FIR to research. He insisted that the ED has already initiated investigation, and after one central company has registered a case, one other central company (CBI) ought to be engaged. IANS