The Supreme Court is scheduled to pronounce its verdict on August 19 (Wednesday) on a plea filed by actress Rhea Chakraborty who has sought transfer of an FIR, lodged towards her at Patna for allegedly abetting the suicide of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, to Mumbai. As per the induce checklist uploaded on the apex court web site, a bench of Justice Hrishikesh Roy would provide the judgement.
The verdict is very likely to be announced at eleven am.
The Centre had earlier informed the best court that it has accepted the recommendation of Bihar government for CBI probe into the FIR lodged at Patna by Rajput’s father who has accused Chakraborty and 6 other folks of different offences such as abetment of suicide. Rajput, 34, was observed hanging from the ceiling of his apartment in suburban Bandra in Mumbai on June 14 and because then Mumbai Police has been probing the situation preserving in thoughts different angles.
The best court, which had reserved its judgement on the plea on August eleven, was informed by the Bihar government that political clout has not permitted Mumbai Police to even register an FIR in Rajput’s situation. Maharashtra government had argued that Bihar totally lacks jurisdiction in the matter.
Chakraborty’s counsel had informed the bench that probe by Mumbai Police has “proceeded pretty considerably” as it has recorded statements of 56 individuals in the situation. Senior advocate Vikas Singh, representing Rajput’s father, Krishna Kishore Singh, had countered submissions superior by Chakraborty’s counsel and stated that they have “no faith” in Maharashtra Police.
Chakraborty’s attorney had argued that FIR lodged by Rajput’s father has definitely no connection with any offence in Patna and there was significant delay of all around 38 days in its lodging.
Solicitor Common Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre, had stated that only FIR lodged in the situation was in Bihar and the Enforcement Directorate has also began its separate probe in the matter.
The FIR in Patna was registered by Singh towards Chakraborty and other folks for alleged offences underneath different sections of the Indian Penal Code, such as 306 (abetment of suicide), 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint), 342 (punishment for wrongful confinement), 380 (theft in dwelling home), 406 (punishment for criminal breach of believe in) and 420 (Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of home).