In what comes as a setback to Rhea Chakraborty, the Supreme Court refused to grant interim protection to the actor from questioning.
According to a Times Now report, this would mean that the Bihar Police can now question Chakraborty in connection with the death of Sushant Singh Rajput.
Even as the Centre accepted Bihar government’s plea for CBI probe into the actor’s death, the apex court asked states of Maharashtra and Bihar, and the actor’s father to file replies on Chakraborty’s plea to transfer the FIR lodged against her in connection with Sushant’s death, from Patna to Mumbai.
The late actor's father had filed an FIR, accusing Chakraborty of abetment to suicide, theft, cheating and wrongful confinement of Rajput.
Chakraborty lawyer Satish Maneshinde had said that Bihar had no ‘legal basis to get involved’. “There can't be transfer of a case which had no legal basis for Bihar to get involved. At most, it would be a 'Zero FIR' transferable to Mumbai Police. Transfer of a case, on which they had no jurisdiction, to CBI has no legal sanctity,” he had said.