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Sushant Singh Rajput Death Case: CBI Probe into FIR Against Rhea Chakraborty Lawful; Mumbai Police to Hand Over All Shreds Of Evidence: Supreme Court

By RITIK JAIN      20 August, 2020 12:23 PM      0 Comments
SSR case Hand Over All Evidence to CBI

On August 19, 2020, the Supreme Court of India has directed the CBI to further enquire about Sushant Singh Rajput’s mysterious death case. The Supreme Court on 19 August, held that the Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) probe into the FIR against actress Rhea Chakraborty regarding the death of Sushant Singh Rajput is lawful. 

The Supreme Court, in the judgment, has additionally guided the Mumbai Police to hand over all the evidence for the situation to the CBI. The judgment was passed by a Single Judge Bench of Justice Hrishikesh Roy. 

The Court likewise directed the CBI to investigate some other cases enlisted later on corresponding to the death of Sushant Singh Rajput. The Maharashtra government has been requested to help the CBI in the examination. Taking care of the jurisdictional tussle between the Bihar Police and the Mumbai Police, the Court held that the FIR lodged by the Bihar Police was legal. 

After the request was articulated, the Maharashtra government looked to appeal against it. In any case, the Court declined to engage the appeal. Rhea Chakraborty had found up in the middle of a controversy after an FIR was lodged against her by the father of her deceased boyfriend, Sushant Singh Rajput. This FIR was lodged up in Patna when the Mumbai Police was leading a test into Rajput's death. 

On July 30, Rhea Chakraborty moved to the Supreme Court seeking transfer of the case lodged against her by Sushant's father. 

The transfer petition expresses that the FIR in Patna alleging abetment to suicidal charges against Rhea Chakraborty is only a demonstration of "conspiracy" between the State of Bihar and Rajput's father. 

During the hearings in the Supreme Court, the Maharashtra and Bihar governments attacked each other's jurisdiction to explore the issue, while both charging that the issue was being politicized. Meanwhile, the Bihar Police handed over the issue to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). 

The Mumbai Police had informed the Supreme Court in its affidavit that the initial statements made by Sushant Singh Rajput's family regarding his death don't indicate any doubt on the reason for death, apart from suicide. Mumbai Police had presented its examination status report in a fixed envelope, affirming that pending transfer of plea, the CBI should not have on themselves did not have lodged the FIR or established a council for conducting the examination. 

Then again, Bihar Police has expressed under the steady gaze of the Supreme Court that Rhea Chakraborty's plea looking for a transfer of the FIR from Patna to Mumbai isn't maintainable. In its affidavit filed in the Supreme Court, the Bihar Police proved that under Section 406 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, it can't be invoked for transferring investigation from one state to another. 

Since the CBI has registered its FIR for the situation control over the investigation from the Bihar Police, the Center additionally moved the Supreme Court the party to this case. 

In her additional affidavit filed before the Court in the midst of the back-and-forth between the states, Rhea Chakraborty questioned the manner wherein the CBI has now the jurisdiction over the case. She likewise enlisted issue with media reports "sensationalizing the case" in her additional affidavit. 

"Extreme trauma and infringement of privacy of the rights of the petitioner are caused due to constant sensationalization of this case", the affidavit mentions.

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