Petition Filed by Rhea in SC Will Continue: Actor's Lawyer

An FIR has been filed against Rhea, accusing her of abetment to suicide.

Updated04 Aug 2020, 10:21 AM IST
Bollywood
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Rhea Chakraborty's lawyer Satish Maneshinde has said that the Petition Filed by Rhea Chakraborty in SC that Bihar Police had no jurisdiction to investigate the case will continue in SC.

"There cannot be transfer of a case which had no legal basis for Bihar to get involved . At the most it would be a “ Zero FIR “ and transferable to Mumbai Police. The transfer of a case on which they had no jurisdiction to CBI has no legal sanctity. Having realised that Bihar has no jurisdiction this illegal method has been adopted. Otherwise you are interfering in the Federal Structure of our Nation in a back door manner." he said in a statement.

Earlier, her lawyer had said that the Bihar Police's claims about Rhea missing is not correct. "Rhea's statement has been recorded by the Mumbai Police. She has cooperated with the police as and when they have summoned her. Till today no notice or summons has been received by her from the Bihar Police and they have no jurisdiction to investigate the case. She has filed the proceedings in the Supreme Court and has sought transfer of the case to Mumbai. The case is sub judice", said Maneshinde in a statement.

The Bihar Police investigating the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput said in an interview to a television channel that Rhea Chakraborty should come forward and cooperate with the investigation.

"She had called for a CBI probe. I don’t know why she wants the Mumbai Police or the Bihar police to investigate. If she is innocent, she should come forward and should say it openly that any agency can probe the case", Director General of Police Bihar, Gupteshwar Pandey, told Aaj Tak.

He also said that the investigation is in its early stages and the Bihar Police are yet to locate Rhea Chakraborty.

As per a report by ANI, Pandey said that the Bihar Police are yet to receive the CCTV footage, post-mortem report and other details collected by their Mumbai counterpart. As of now, the Bihar cops have recorded the statement of Rumy Jaffrey, who was close to both Sushant and Rhea.

The top cop also said that if Sushant's father wants he can call for a CBI inquiry, though the police are against it. Pandey also dismissed reports claiming that the Mumbai Police was mistreating Bihar officials.

Some time back, an FIR was filed in Patna against Rhea on a complaint by Sushant's father KK Singh. Rhea has been accused of abetment to suicide.

(Inputs from NDTV, PTI and ANI)

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Published: 02 Aug 2020, 07:46 AM IST
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