New Delhi , Aug 9:
Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s father told the Supreme Court on Saturday that actress Rhea Chakraborty’s plea for transfer of the FIR, in which she has been accused of abetting his son’s suicide, from Patna to Mumbai is now infructuous after the CBI took over the case.
In his elaborate 27-page response affidavit, Rajput’s father Krishna Kishore Singh opposed Rhea’s plea and noted that the actress had once tweeted urging Union Home Minister Amit Shah to order a CBI probe in the case.
Rajput, 34, was found hanging from the ceiling of his apartment in suburban Bandra in Mumbai on June 14.
Rhea has sought transfer of the FIR, filed on a complaint by Rajput’s father accusing her of abetting his suicide, from Patna to Mumbai on the grounds of jurisdiction.
The top court had on August 5 sought responses from Bihar, Maharashtra and the father of the late actor, on her plea.
The investigation in the FIR has already been transferred to the CBI and thus the present prayer (of Rhea’s plea) now stands infructuous and secondly, the prayer is also not maintainable since there is not a case said to be pending which could be transferred under S. 406 CrPC, said the affidavit filed through filed senior advocate Vikas Singh.
He also accused Mumbai police of negligence.