The Bihar authorities advised the highest courtroom that the FIR lodged in Patna within the case is authorized and legitimate and alleged that there’s non-cooperation from Maharashtra.
It mentioned that even Rajput”s postmortem report was not given to Patna Police by Mumbai Police, and refuted the allegation of political strain within the case.
Reserving verdict on actress Rhea Chakraborty”s plea, in search of switch to Mumbai of the FIR lodged in Patna in opposition to her for allegedly abetting the suicide, the highest courtroom requested the events involved to file their written submissions, no more than two pages every, by August 13 within the case.
During the practically 3-hour listening to, a bench of Justice Hrishikesh Roy was advised by senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, showing for Maharashtra, that there was full lack of jurisdiction of Bihar within the case.
Singhvi additional mentioned that he has by no means seen such sensationalisation being hooked up to a switch petition and no criticism has been made out by Rajput’s father who has filed the FIR in opposition to Rhea in Patna.
Senior advocate Vikas Singh, showing for Rajput’s father Krishna Kishore Singh, mentioned that his matter is barely about correct investigation of the case and in accordance with him Mumbai Police was not investigating in the best route.
He mentioned the mark on Rajput”s neck doesn’t seem like of hanging and it seems to be of a belt.
Singh mentioned the household of the deceased has not seen the physique hanging and what they’d seen was his physique mendacity on the mattress.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, showing for the Centre, mentioned that no FIR has been lodged in Mumbai and until an FIR is lodged below part 154 of CrPC and the involved Justice of the Peace is intimated, there can’t be any investigation.
He mentioned that within the absence of any investigation pending in Maharashtra, there isn’t any query of switch of investigation. Mehta mentioned the Enforcement Directorate was additionally probing sure matter within the case.
At the outset, senior advocate Shyam Divan, showing for Chakraborty, advised the bench that the FIR lodged by Rajput”s father has completely no reference to any offence in Patna.
He mentioned there seems to be appreciable quantity of state interference, affect and due to this fact apprehension of bias.
Divan referred to the timeline within the case and mentioned that there was appreciable delay of over 38 days in lodging of the FIR at Patna.
He referred to the criticism made by Rajput’s father to police in Patna and mentioned that every one averments talked about within the criticism are relatable to Mumbai.
The senior lawyer mentioned that Mumbai Police had recorded statements of 56 individuals within the case and the probe has proceeded fairly considerably.
Divan mentioned that an enormous parallel media trial is occurring within the case. The bench advised Divan that in Chakraborty”s petition, there’s a request associated to the CBI investigation. “It is one other facet how the CBI will are available in,” it mentioned.
Divan mentioned he needed a good investigation by a good investigating company.
He mentioned there are appreciable points on how Bihar had advisable for a CBI probe and the way subsequent orders have been issued. “I (Rhea) stand by what I’ve acknowledged in my petition and my extra affidavit,” he mentioned.
Senior advocate Maninder Singh, showing for Bihar, advised the bench that no FIR has been lodged in Mumbai but with regard to Rajput”s loss of life and refuted the allegation of political strain, bias and affect made by the actress. He strongly refuted the allegation that FIR was lodged at Patna on the behest of Bihar Chief minister. He additionally referred to quarantining of senior police officer from Bihar in Mumbai.
On August 5, the highest courtroom had mentioned that the reality behind the “unlucky” loss of life of the “gifted and proficient artist” ought to come out. The Centre had apprised it of getting accepted the Bihar authorities’s suggestion for a CBI probe within the matter.
The prime courtroom had directed Rajput’s father as additionally Bihar and Maharashtra to reply inside three days to the plea of the Bollywood actress.
Mumbai Police, which has recorded the statements of 56 individuals thus far within the case, must apprise the highest courtroom concerning the progress made by it within the investigation.
Rajput, 34, was discovered hanging from the ceiling of his residence in suburban Bandra in Mumbai on June 14 and since then Mumbai Police has been probing the case preserving in thoughts numerous angles.
The police has recorded the statements of 56 individuals together with Bollywood administrators like Aditya Chopra, Mahesh Bhatt and Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
The FIR in Patna has been registered in opposition to Chakraborty and others for alleged offences below numerous sections of the Indian Penal Code, together with 306 (abetment of suicide), 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint), 342 (punishment for wrongful confinement), 380 (theft in dwelling home), 406 (punishment for felony breach of belief) and 420 (Cheating and dishonestly inducing supply of property).