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Bombay HC Reserves Judgment In Plea Filed By Sushant Singh's Sisters For Quashing FIR Against Them On Rhea's Complaint

Nitish Kashyap
7 Jan 2021 1:09 PM GMT
Bombay HC Reserves Judgment In Plea Filed By Sushant Singhs Sisters For Quashing FIR Against Them On Rheas Complaint
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The Bombay High Court on Thursday reserved judgment in the writ petition filed by Sushant Singh Rajput's sisters Meetu Singh and Priyanka Singh for quashing of FIR filed by actor Rhea Chakraborty against them alleging abetment of his suicide for allegedly prescribing medicines to the late actor without actual examination.Division bench of Justice SS Shinde and Justice MS Karnik reserved...

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The Bombay High Court on Thursday reserved judgment in the writ petition filed by Sushant Singh Rajput's sisters Meetu Singh and Priyanka Singh for quashing of FIR filed by actor Rhea Chakraborty against them alleging abetment of his suicide for allegedly prescribing medicines to the late actor without actual examination.

Division bench of Justice SS Shinde and Justice MS Karnik reserved the verdict after hearing submissions from Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh for CBI, Senior Advocate Vikas Singh, who was appearing for Meetu Singh and Priyanka Singh, Advocate Satish Maneshinde for the complainant and Senior Advocate Devdutt Kamat for the State.

Senior Advocate Vikas Singh began his submissions and contended that the actual reason given in the FIR for arraigning his clients as accused in the case is that medicines were being prescribed to Sushant without examination. However, the complainant never took that stand, she had admitted knowing about this since June not September, Singh said.

"Moreover, the medicines that the complainant is alleging were prescribed by my clients could have been referred to by concerned doctors through telemedicines as per ICMR guidelines.

Actually, the FIR is a counter blast. This is evident from the manner in which the complainant has pointed out the accused in the case, the chain of events mentioned in the FIR which point to other accused in the case etc. There seems to be no evidence against my clients, the affidavit filed on behalf of CBI further affirms this, Singh said while concluding his arguments.

Appearing for the CBI, ASG Anil Singh opposed Rhea Chakraborty's FIR and cited the judgment of the Supreme Court transferring investigation in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case. He submitted that all investigations pertaining to Sushant's unnatural death have to be investigated by the CBI.

On the other hand, Senior Advocate Devdutt Kamat and Advocate Rajesh Inamdar appeared on behalf of the State. He asserted that in the present case, the Mumbai police has done exactly what the Supreme Court verdict says, registered the case and then transferred to the central agency.

Advocate Kamat also referred to the whatsapp messages between Priyanka Singh and her brother Sushant regarding the said medicines. These messages were circulated on social media. Rhea's FIR also alleges that the prescription for medicines prescribed by one Dr.Tarun Kumar for Sushant, was forged.

All I am saying is let the investigation be carried out to clear any doubt that may exist regarding the medicines that were prescribed by a cardiologist and these medicines also feature in the schedule of the NDPS Act, Kamat submitted.

Finally, Advocate Satish Maneshinde appeared on behalf of Rhea Chakraborty and argued that his client was aware that Sushant was mixing medicines with drugs and had even warned his domestic help that it was a dangerous mix.

I was unaware of the prescription and only came to know about it on social media when the messages were leaked. Telemedicines can be prescribed only after prior consent of the doctor, however these medicines were prescribed without even examining him, Maneshinde concluded.

Finally, the bench reserved the judgment.


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