Citing SC ruling, HC disposes of PILs associated to Sushant Singh Rajput case

Mumbai, August 21

The Bombay High Court on Friday disposed of a bunch of Public Interest Litigations (PILs) searching for numerous reliefs, together with a CBI probe into the demise of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

A bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice Revati Mohite-Dere stated that contemplating that the Supreme Court had already directed the CBI to probe the matter, nothing remained for the HC to determine.

The bench additionally stated that if the petitioners felt that the Maharashtra authorities, the Mumbai Police, or the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) was not cooperating with the CBI, they might strategy the Supreme Court.

Advocate Subhash Jha, the counsel for one of many petitioners, informed the courtroom that contemplating how the BMC had pressured a Bihar police official into quarantine when he got here to the town to probe the case, the civic physique would possibly do the identical with the CBI officers who go to Mumbai for probe.

The bench, nonetheless, stated that Jha was expressing a mere apprehension and that he might go to the Supreme Court if the BMC certainly did so.

“Let it happen first,” the bench stated. “Let the BMC face the music earlier than the SC if there’s any obstacle for the CBI when it comes right here.

“The CBI is here on the orders of the Supreme Court,” the bench famous.

The courtroom was presiding over two pleas, one filed by regulation pupil Dwivendra Dubey, and one other by lawyer Priyanak Tibrewal.

Rajput (34) was discovered lifeless in his condominium in suburban Bandra on June 14.

A CBI crew has already landed in Mumbai and began probe into the actor’s demise.

The BMC has exempted the visiting CBI personnel from dwelling quarantine guidelines which have been put in place to curb the unfold of COVID-19. PTI

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