The Supreme Court, on Wednesday, asked the states of Maharashtra and Bihar, and Sushant Singh Rajput’s father to file replies on Rhea Chakraborty’s plea to transfer the FIR lodged against her in connection with Sushant’s death, from Patna to Mumbai. Further hearing in the matter will be held after a week, ANI reported.
Rhea had sought transfer of the FIR lodged by Patna Police, based on Sushant’s father’s complaint, which alleged her of abetment to suicide. The FIR has been registered under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, including 306 (abetment of suicide), 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint), 342 (punishment for wrongful confinement), 380 (theft in dwelling house), 406 (punishment for criminal breach of trust) and 420 (Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property).
The actress, in her interim pleas filed with the pending transfer petition, said, “it is becoming increasingly evident through the widespread media reports that the captioned FIR (at Patna) was successfully filed in Patna only due to intervention of the Chief Minister of Bihar and other local politicians.
The actress has said in her plea that she was in a live-in relationship with Sushant and has been in deep trauma due the death of the actor and moreover getting rape and death threats.
“It is pertinent to mention that the deceased and petitioner were in live-in relationship since a year up till June 8, 2020 when the petitioner had temporarily shifted to her own residence in Mumbai,” she has said in her plea.
Rhea has also said, “Deceased (Sushant) was suffering from depression for some time and was also on anti-depressants and he committed suicide on the morning of June 14, 2020 at his Bandra residence by hanging himself.”
In a counter move, Sushant’s father Krishna Kishore Singh had filed a caveat in the apex court, seeking to be heard before the court takes a decision on Rhea’s plea. Bihar government also filed a caveat, and hired former attorney general Mukul Rohatgi to challenge Rhea in the SC.