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FIR on Sushant Singh's death lodged in Patna is legal and valid, Bihar tells Supreme Court

FIR on Sushant Singh’s death lodged in Patna is legal and valid, Bihar tells Supreme Court

NEW DELHI: The Bihar authorities on Tuesday (August 11) informed the Supreme Court that the FIR lodged in Patna in relation to actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide in Mumbai is authorized and legitimate.

Senior advocate Maninder Singh, showing for Bihar authorities informed the Supreme Court that no FIR has been lodged in Mumbai’s but on Sushant loss of life. He strongly refuted the allegation that the FIR in Patna was lodged on the behest of Bihar Chief Minister, and referred to the quarantining of a senior police officer from the state in Mumbai. 

He additionally refuted the allegation of political strain, bias and affect made by actress Rhea Chakraborty. “Even Rajput’s postmortem report was not given to the state police by the Maharashtra police,” the Bihar authorities stated.

The court docket was listening to Rhea’s plea looking for switch of the FIR, filed by Sushant’s father KK Singh accusing her of abetment of suicide, from Patna to Mumbai. 

Senior advocate Shyam Divan, showing for Rhea informed the bench that the FIR lodged by Sushant’s father towards the actress has completely no reference to any offence in Patna. He stated there seems to be appreciable quantity of state interference and affect and subsequently a fear of bias. He referred to the time-line within the case and stated that there was appreciable delay of over 38 days in lodging of the FIR at Patna.

Referring to the criticism filed by Rajput’s father to the police in Patna, he stated that each one averments talked about within the criticism are relatable to Mumbai. He stated Mumbai Police has recorded statements of 56 individuals within the case and its probe has proceeded fairly considerably. Divan additionally alleged that a large media trial was happening parallelly within the case.

Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, showing for Maharashtra, informed the bench that he’s opposing the jurisdiction of Bihar in investigating the case.

Sushant was discovered hanging from the ceiling of his lease condo in suburban Bandra Pali Hill in Mumbai on June 14. 

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