SC verdict on Rhea’s plea to switch case from Patna to Mumbai at this time


New Delhi, August 19

The Supreme Court will on Wednesday pronounce the decision on a petition filed by actress Rhea Chakraborty looking for switch of the case filed in reference to Sushant Singh Rajput’s dying from Patna to Mumbai.

Justice Hrishikesh Roy will pronounce the decision at 11 a.m.

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 mentioned, “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 informed 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 informed the Supreme Court that the Patna FIR may at greatest be considered a zero FIR and must be transferred to Mumbai police and insisted that Rajput’s father has made baseless allegations towards 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”, mentioned 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 linked with the case and took a U-turn on a CBI probe.

Singh within the affidavit mentioned 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 first-rate 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”, mentioned the affidavit filed by way of advocate Nitin Saluja.

Singh’s counsel had argued that Rhea too wished a CBI probe into the matter, and questioned why she was towards 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 government 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,” mentioned 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 not do it beneath 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) must be engaged. IANS



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