Sushant Singh Rajput death: Bihar court dismisses petition against Salman Khan, Karan Johar, Ekta Kapoor

The court rejected the petition that said a few Bollywood celebrities were responsible for allegedly abetting Sushant Singh Rajput's suicide, citing jurisdictional limitations.

Press Trust of India July 09, 2020 16:31:55 IST
Sushant Singh Rajput death: Bihar court dismisses petition against Salman Khan, Karan Johar, Ekta Kapoor

A Bihar court on Wednesday dismissed a petition seeking registration of cases against Bollywood bigwigs like Salman Khan, Ekta Kapoor, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Karan Johar for allegedly abetting actor Sushant Singh Rajput's suicide, citing jurisdictional limitations.

Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) of Muzaffarpur Mukesh Kumar dismissed the petition filed by local advocate Sudhir Kumar Ojha, pointing out that the matter lay outside the court's jurisdiction.

Sushant Singh Rajput death Bihar court dismisses petition against Salman Khan Karan Johar Ekta Kapoor

Sushant Singh Rajput

In the petition filed three days after the 34 years old actor was found dead in his Mumbai residence on 14 June, Ojha had also named among "witnesses" Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut, who came out with a couple of angry messages blaming nepotism and favouritism in the film industry for the tragedy.

A serial litigant, who has in the recent past come up with petitions against the top film and political personalities and even foreign heads of states, few of which went beyond the admission stage, Ojha remained unfazed by the CJMs order.

"I will challenge the CJMs decision before the district court. Bihar is in pain over the death of Sushant Singh Rajput. We must act to bring those, who drove a jovial young man like him to take such an extreme step, to justice", he told reporters.

A few film personalities, especially those from Bihar, have expressed apprehensions about foul play in the Patna-born actor's death and sought a Central Bureau of Investigation inquiry. These include Shekhar Suman and singer-turned- politician and Bharatiya Janata Party MP Manoj Tiwari.

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