The Supreme Court will hear on Wednesday actor Rhea Chakraborty’s plea in search of the switch of an FIR – from Patna to Mumbai – accusing her of abetting in actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s alleged suicide in June.
The FIR, filed by Bihar police on a grievance by the actor’s father, alleges that Ms Chakraborty illegally transferred Rs 15 crore from Mr Rajput’s Mumbai checking account and mentally harassed him.
However, Ms Chakraborty, who was reportedly Mr Rajput’s girlfriend on the time of his dying, has challenged Bihar police’s jurisdiction within the matter, on condition that the alleged crime befell in Maharashtra.
In her interim plea on this matter Ms Chakraborty additionally mentioned that it was changing into “increasingly evident that the FIR was successfully filed in Patna only due to intervention of the Chief Minister of Bihar and other local politicians”.
The plea mentioned the actress has a “strong prima facie case in her favour as it is submitted the cause of action has not even remotely occurred within Patna”.
The governments of each Bihar and Maharashtra have been made events within the plea, as is Mr Rajput’s father. The state governments have already filed a caveat in search of to be heard by the highest courtroom earlier than any order is handed.
The listening to, earlier than a bench led by Justice Hrishikesh Roy, will likely be keenly adopted by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who, this morning, really helpful that the case, which has snowballed right into a political case caught between the 2 states, be transferred to the CBI.
Mr Kumar made the advice on the request of Mr Rajput’s father, who claimed on Monday that he had warned Mumbai police of a menace to his son however noticed no motion taken.
The cops hit again shortly after, saying that no formal, written grievance had been filed and that the household didn’t point out their suspicions to them within the days instantly following Mr Rajput’s dying.
Ms Chakraborty had earlier put out an attraction to Union Home Minister Amit Shah on social media, asking for the CBI to probe the case. On Tuesday she opposed the transfer, saying Nitish Kumar’s choice had “no legal sanctity”.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Home Minister Anil Deshmukh have each dominated out a CBI investigation.
Legal consultants have identified that even with the Bihar Chief Minister’s suggestion, the central company has no jurisdiction until it’s invited both by the state by which the alleged crime occurred (Maharashtra) or is assigned the case by the High Court or Supreme Court.
A Bihar police staff has been camped in Mumbai since Wednesday final week. Their presence has sparked a turf warfare with Mumbai police, who say there isn’t a proof, as but, of any monetary irregularities on Ms Chakraborty’s half.
Mumbai police, which has mentioned it’ll examine all avenues, has additionally mentioned that Mr Rajput suffered from bipolar dysfunction.
Ms Chakraborty, who has been largely silent on this matter, broke that silence on Friday in a tearful video launched by her legal professionals. “The truth shall prevail,” she mentioned within the video.