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HC adjourns hearing on PILs seeking CBI probe in Sushant Singh Rajput case


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HC adjourns hearing on PILs seeking CBI probe in Sushant Singh Rajput case

The Bombay High Court has deferred until Friday the hearing on two Public Interest Litigations seeking a CBI probe into the loss of life of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

A bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice A S Gadkari adjourned the hearing on Wednesday after the Maharashtra authorities submitted that it had not been served copies of the 2 PILs.

The bench was hearing two pleas, one filed by Nagpur resident Sameet Thakkar, and one other by Priyanka Tibrewal, a lawyer practising in the Calcutta High Court.

Rajput, 34, was discovered hanging at his house in suburban Bandra on June 14.

Thakkar”s plea, filed via his lawyer Raspal Singh Renu, sought that the courtroom subject orders to both represent a Special Investigation Team, or switch the probe in Rajput”s loss of life to the Central Bureau of Investigation, or to every other probe company outdoors town of Mumbai.

In his plea, Thakkar alleged that the Bandra police, at present probing the case, had been “deliberately delaying” the probe, and “wiping off evidence” on the behest of some highly effective individuals from the movie trade and politicians.

Tibrewal in her plea sought {that a} Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the CBI be constituted to probe the case. She additionally sought that the Bombay High Court monitor such CBI probe.

“The sudden death of a very successful person has created ripples in the minds of the public at large about intricacies of nepotism prevalent in the film industry,” Tibrewal”s plea stated.

“The incident has national and international ramifications to such a grave extent that an order for constituting an SIT of the CBI is necessary for ensuring transparency and justice,” it stated.

Tibrewal claimed in her plea that Mumbai Police “created a narrative of suicide” in Rajput”s case with out ample probe.

She additionally claimed that the police allowed footage of the actor”s physique to be “leaked”.

Such conduct raises many questions on the Mumbai Police and their probe in the case thus far, she stated.

Her plea additionally cited the case of actor Jiah Khan”s loss of life in 2013.

The Bombay High Court transferred the probe in the case to the CBI in 2014.

Tibrewal”s plea claimed that by then, most proof in the case had been “destroyed”, and urged the courtroom to not delay switch of the probe in Rajput”s loss of life.

She instructed the excessive courtroom on Wednesday that the case of Rajput”s loss of life was sensational in nature and there have been “a lot of unanswered questions” in it.

Advocate General Ashutosh Kumbhakoni, who appeared for the state authorities, nevertheless, instructed the bench that there was “nothing sensational” in the case.

“It is just being made sensational,” he stated, including that the state had not obtained copies of the both of the pleas.

Hence, the bench directed the petitioners to serve copies to all events involved and adjourned the hearing to Friday.

After Rajput”s loss of life, the Mumbai Police had registered an Accidental Death Report (ADR) and an investigation is underway in the case.

An FIR has been registered in Patna on the criticism of Rajput”s father Ok Ok Singh in opposition to the late actor”s girlfriend and budding actress Rhea Chakraborty and others.

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