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[Sushant Singh Rajput] 'Let Police Do Its Job': SC Junks PIL Demanding CBI Investigation Into Actor's Death

Sanya Talwar
30 July 2020 10:09 AM GMT
[Sushant Singh Rajput]

The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a PIL seeking transfer of Actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case from Bombay Police to CBI.

A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna & V. Ramasubramanian stated that the petitioner Alka Priya has no locus stand in the matter and that the Mumbai Police is already probing the case and must be allowed to do its job. Court suggested the petitioner file a PIL in the Bombay High Court in order to seek appropriate relief if she had anything concrete to show.

When the petitioner submitted that the Actor was a "good person" and worked towards public interest, the CJI led bench said that the aspect was unrelated to the prayer at hand.

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It is pertinent to mention that after Rajput's untimely death on June 14, the call for a CBI probe into the Actor's death has been making national headlines. A PIL has been filed by Supreme Court Lawyer Sarthak Nayak before Bombay High Court to hand over the case to an independent probe agency instead of the case being investigated by Mumbai Police.

Further to this, Subramanian Swamy had been at the forefront urging for a CBI investigation into the actor's death.

Yesterday, bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty Wednesday moved the Supreme Court seeking transfer of an FIR from Patna to Mumbai and the stay on the investigation by the Bihar police on the allegations of Sushant Singh Rajput's father that she abetted suicide of his actor son.

The move of Rhea to rush to the top court assumes significance in view of the fact that a four-member probe team of Bihar police is already in Mumbai and may seek to interrogate the actress as the FIR lodged at Patna by Rajput's father, K K Singh, contained allegations of severe criminal offences such as abetment of suicide and criminal breach of trust under the IPC.

The move came, four days after Rajput's father K K Singh lodged an FIR at Rajiv Nagar police station in Patna against Chakraborty and six others, including her family members, accusing them of abetting the actor's suicide.

Today, the actor's family moved the Supreme Court, filing a caveat in Chakraborty's plea for transfer of the probe.

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