Rhea Chakraborty's lawyer alleges 'state interference', opposes FIR lodged in Patna by Sushant Singh Rajput's father

Rhea Chakraborty's lawyer said the FIR lodged in Bihar by Sushant Singh Rajput's father against her in relation to his son's suicide has absolutely no connection with any offence in Patna.

Press Trust of India August 11, 2020 15:42:48 IST
Rhea Chakraborty's lawyer alleges 'state interference', opposes FIR lodged in Patna by Sushant Singh Rajput's father

Actress Rhea Chakraborty told the Supreme Court on Tuesday, 11 August, that the FIR lodged in Bihar by late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's father against her in relation to his son's suicide has absolutely no connection with any offence in Patna.

A bench of Justice Hrishikesh Roy was told by senior advocate Shyam Divan, who was representing the actress, that there appears to be a considerable amount of state interference, influence and therefore an apprehension of bias.

He referred to the timeline in the case and said that there was a considerable delay of over 38 days in lodging of the FIR at Patna.

Divan referred to the complaint by Rajput’s father to police in Patna and said that all averments mentioned in the complaint are relatable to Mumbai.

He said that Mumbai Police had recorded statements of 56 persons in the case and the probe has proceeded quite substantially.

The hearing in the matter is going on.

Rhea Chakrabortys lawyer alleges state interference opposes FIR lodged in Patna by Sushant Singh Rajputs father

Rhea Chakraborty and Sushant Singh Rajput

On 5 August, the top court had said that the truth behind the “unfortunate” death of the "gifted and talented artist" should come out.

The Centre had apprised it of having accepted the Bihar government’s recommendation for a CBI probe in the matter.

The top court had directed Rajput’s father Krishna Kishore Singh as also Bihar and Maharashtra to respond within three days to Chakraborty's plea seeking transfer of an FIR, accusing her of abetting the actor's suicide, from Patna to Mumbai.

The 34-year-old Bollywood actor was found dead in his apartment in suburban Bandra in Mumbai on 14 June.

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