Mumbai, October 6
Actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s sisters Priyanka Singh and Meetu Singh on Tuesday moved the Bombay High Court seeking quashing of the FIR registered against them by the Mumbai Police for forgery and procuring fake medical prescription for their late brother.
The police lodged the FIR against the duo on September 7 based on a complaint filed by Sushant’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty, who is in jail in connection with a drugs case related to the actor’s death.
A division bench of Justices SS Shinde and MS Karnik took up the plea on Tuesday and posted it for hearing on October 13, saying there was no urgency.
In her complaint, Rhea accused Sushant’s sisters and Dr Tarun Kumar of the Delhi-based Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital of forging a prescription of medicines, supposedly for anxiety, which were prohibited under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985.
As per the complaint, the medicines were for Sushant.
In the petition, his sisters claimed the FIR was filed based just on media reports and that the complaint was fraught with material irregularities and discrepancies.
They also said there was an inordinate delay of 90 days in lodging the complaint as the medicines were prescribed on June 8, the day Sushant asked Rhea to leave his house. The complaint was lodged on September 7. — PTI