New Delhi, August 13
The Bihar authorities in its written submission to the Supreme Court on Thursday mentioned that on account of political strain in Maharashtra, neither an FIR was lodged nor any cooperation was supplied to Bihar Police within the case in reference to the dying of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
The Supreme Court has reserved the order on the plea of essential accused Rhea Chakraborty in search of switch of the case registered in Patna to Mumbai.
On Tuesday, the apex courtroom reserved the order and requested all of the events within the case to file their written submissions.
“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,” mentioned the Bihar authorities in its submissions earlier than the highest courtroom.
Senior advocate Maninder Singh, representing the Bihar authorities, had argued on related traces.
Criticizing the quarantine of senior Bihar police officer in Maharashtra, the federal government mentioned, “Whereas on the one hand, the State of Bihar and its officials had acted with all sense of responsibility and regard to authorities of State of Maharashtra, sadly, it has met with complete absence of reciprocation by similar conduct by the authorities of the State of Maharashtra.” The written submissions additionally cited that Rhea within the switch petition relied upon a tweet to the Union Home Minister requesting for investigation by the CBI. “Even in the Additional Affidavit, Petitioner has stated that she has reiterated for investigation by CBI,” mentioned the Nitish Kumar authorities.
The state authorities argued that the eye of the apex courtroom can also be invited to the supply of Section 406 of the CrPC, whereunder it has been envisaged to make a prayer for switch of a case. Whenever there may be info relating to fee of a cognizable offence, u/s 154(1) Cr.P.C. it’s necessary to register an FIR and conduct investigation instantly and expeditiously.
“No doubt or dispute with regard to jurisdiction would permit, in any manner whatsoever, to cause any impediment in the expeditious conduct of the investigation. It is in this background that Section 406 provides for transfer of the case and not for transfer of the investigation,” mentioned the written submissions.
The state authorities urged the apex courtroom to reject the switch petition filed by Rhea. “It deserves to be rejected/disposed of by the orders of this courtroom.
“In the facts and circumstances of the present case, it is humbly submitted that no impediment would deserve to be allowed to come in the way of the CBI to undertake and complete the investigation expeditiously,” mentioned the Bihar authorities.
The 34-year-old actor was discovered lifeless in his Bandra flat on June 14. His father registered an FIR in a Patna police station on July 25 accusing his live-in associate Rhea and some others of abetment to suicide and misusing Rs 15 crore from Sushant’s checking account. The ED took over monetary probe concerned within the case on July 31.
The CBI took switch of investigation from Bihar Police on August 7. IANS