New Delhi, August 4
Bihar authorities’s resolution to suggest CBI inquiry into actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise has “no legal sanctity” because it has no jurisdiction over the matter, a lawyer for Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty mentioned on Tuesday.
The response of Mumbai-based lawyer Satish Maneshinde, representing the actress, got here after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar mentioned he has determined to suggest a CBI inquiry within the case after Rajput’s father made the request for it.
“The Petition filed by Rhea Chakraborty in SC that Bihar Police had no jurisdiction to Investigate the case will continue… There cannot be transfer of a case which had no legal basis for Bihar to get involved,” Maneshinde mentioned in an announcement.
At essentially the most it could be a “Zero FIR” and transferable to Mumbai Police, he mentioned, including that the switch of a case to the CBI has no authorized sanctity because the Bihar police had no jurisdiction over it.
Maneshinde mentioned that as Bihar Police has no jurisdiction, this “illegal method” has been adopted.
“Otherwise you are interfering in the Federal Structure of our Nation in a back door manner . It touches the very root of the Federal Structure on the basis of which India became a Republic..,” he mentioned.
Earlier through the day, a detailed affiliate of the CM informed PTI, that Rajput’s father made a plea for the CBI inquiry citing hurdles created by Mumbai Police for the investigating staff of Patna Police, who’re within the western metropolis to pursue inquiry into an FIR lodged on his written criticism with the Rajiv Nagar police station right here.
In the wake of those fast-paced developments, the apex courtroom is scheduled to listen to on August 5 the plea filed by Rhea Chakraborty who has sought switch of an FIR, lodged towards her in reference to Rajput’s demise, from Patna to Mumbai.
Rajput, aged 34, was discovered hanging from the ceiling of his house in suburban Bandra in Mumbai on June 14 and since then Mumbai Police has been probing the case conserving in thoughts numerous angles. PTI