SC directs petitioner seeking CBI probe into Disha Salian's death to approach Bombay High Court

The CJI-led bench said that the High Court will be able to make an informed decision as it was well acquainted with the evidence and officers of the case.

Press Trust of India October 26, 2020 16:06:58 IST
SC directs petitioner seeking CBI probe into Disha Salian's death to approach Bombay High Court

The Supreme Court on Monday asked a petitioner seeking a court-monitored CBI inquiry into the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s former manager Disha Salian to approach the Bombay High Court.

Disha, 28, died on 8 June after falling off the 14th floor of a residential building in Mumbai. Six days later, on 14 June, 34-year-old Rajput was found dead in his Bandra home.

The matter came up for hearing before a Bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde.

“Why don’t you go to Bombay High Court? They know the case and they will make an informed decision and then you may come here if there is any difficulty,” the Bench, also comprising Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian, asked the petitioner’s counsel.

The petition was filed by advocate Puneet Dhanda who claimed that the deaths of Salian and Rajput are interconnected as they occurred under suspicious circumstances.

Advocate Vineet Dhanda, appearing for the petitioner, said a CBI probe was ordered in a similar connected case.

“You may be having a case or not. But why are you not going to the High Court? What is wrong with the Bombay High Court? They know all officers and they have all evidences. Come here if you have a problem,” the bench said while allowing the petitioner to withdraw the plea with the liberty to approach the High Court.

According to the plea, “...after the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, various rumours and conspiracy theories have been linked between the deaths of Disha and Sushant, because both died in suspicious circumstances and at the peak of their successful professional career”.

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