New Delhi :
The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected actor Rhea Chakraborty’s petition to transfer the investigation from Patna to Mumbai in Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case. The court said that said Bihar government was competent to give consent to CBI for probing into the Patna FIR.
A single-judge bench of Justice Hrishikesh Roy pronounced the judgment. The bench held that the contents as disclosed by the FIR registered in Patna indicate that even Mumbai Police has jurisdiction. The apex court had reserved its judgment on Chakraborty’s petition after a hearing on August 11.
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In her petition, Chakraborty said that the Bihar Police have no jurisdiction in the case and that the actor’s death was being used for political gains ahead of elections in the state. Heightened media attention and sensationalizing of the case is another ground on which Chakraborty has sought the transfer of the case to Mumbai.
Based on Rajput’s father KK Singh’s complaint that Rhea Chakraborty was responsible for abetment of his son’s suicide, Patna Police registered an FIR on July 25.
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