The Supreme Court today can give its judgement on a plea filed by actress Rhea Chakraborty. In the plea the actress had requested to transfer a case which was filed by Sushant Singh Rajput’s father KK Singh in Patna to Mumbai
Mumbai: The Supreme Court today can give its judgement on a plea filed by actress Rhea Chakraborty. In the plea the actress had requested to transfer a case which was filed by Sushant Singh Rajput’s father KK Singh in Patna to Mumbai. With the Supreme Court’s verdict, it will be clear which of the two, Mumbai police or CBI, will be investigating the case. If the case is transferred to Mumbai police then CBI’s probe into the case will stop. If Rhea’s plea is dismissed by the court, then a CBI team will come to Mumbai to investigate the case.
Rhea is being represented by senior lawyer Shyam Deewan while senior lawyer Maninder Singh is representing the Bihar government. Senior lawyer Vikas Singh is representing Sushant;s father KK Singh, while senior lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi is representing the Maharashtra government. The CBI, the Central government, the Maharashtra government and the Bihar government are the parties in the case. All the parties have given their written answer in the court on 13 August.
Justice Hrishikesh Roy will deliver the verdict in the case at 11 am. Bihar government and Sushant Singh's father KK Singh are opposing the petition filed by Rhea to transfer the case.
The Bihar government had told the Supreme Court in this case that due to 'political influence', Mumbai Police has not even registered a FIR in the case of actor Sushant's death and with this he has not given any assistance to Bihar Police in the case.
The central government has sought the Supreme Court's approval from the CBI and ED to investigate the case. The Center told the top court that CBI has already registered a FIR on the request made by the Bihar government.
Rhea had told the Supreme Court in writing that the FIR in Patna should be treated as a zero FIR and it should be transferred to the Mumbai Police. With this, Rhea insisted that Sushant's father has made baseless allegations against him. Now the case should be referred to the jurisdiction police station. Rhea also says that the investigation in Bihar is completely illegal. Such illegal action cannot be transferred to CBI.
Sushant Singh Rajput's father KK Singh told the Supreme Court that Riya has already started influencing witnesses related to the case and has also taken a U-turn on the CBI probe. KK Singh's lawyer has argued that Riya also wanted a CBI inquiry into the matter, then why is she against it now?
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing the Center, has argued that this is a perfectly suitable case for CBI investigation. Mehta questioned how the Mumbai police called 56 people and recorded their statements, as they cannot do so under the questioning action. He told the court that the Mumbai police never filed an FIR for investigation. Mehta insisted that the ED has already started the investigation and after a central agency has registered a case, another central agency (CBI) should also be involved in the case.
Last Updated 19, Aug 2020, 11:03 AM