Mumbai: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday slammed the Mumbai Police for registering an FIR in opposition to late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s sisters on the grievance of Rhea Chakraborty, saying it’s “vitiated” and “bad in law”.
The CBI made the submissions within the Bombay Excessive Courtroom whereas opposing the second FIR filed by Mumbai Police on the complaints of Rhea associated to the loss of life of Sushant.
The CBI knowledgeable the court docket that the current FIR has been registered by Mumbai Police in full disregard to the provisions of Part 154 of the CrPC.
It stated each respondent Rhea and Mumbai Police have been consciously conscious that an FIR has been registered by the Patna Police to look into the circumstances surrounding the loss of life of Sushant, which has been transferred to the CBI for investigation.
The company stated that the probe by the CBI was accepted by the Supreme Courtroom on August 19.
“Therefore, registration of another FIR on the same facts and cause of action was neither warranted, not allowed under the law. Thus the FIR is vitiated and bad in law,” the CBI stated.
The probe company additionally stated that the allegations in opposition to the late actor’s sisters within the FIR registered on the premise of Rhea’s grievance are “presumptive and speculative”.
“Pertinently, the allegations levelled in the instant FIR are most presumptive and speculative in nature,” it stated.
The CBI additionally argued that the Mumbai Police haven’t registered an FIR as an end result of the inquest proceedings being carried out by them. Subsequently, the Supreme Courtroom judgement of August 19 doesn’t permit registration of any such FIR.
The CBI’s reply got here within the court docket after Rhea on Tuesday urged the Bombay Excessive Courtroom to not dismiss her case in opposition to Sushant’s two sisters — Meetu Singh and Priyanka Singh — whom she has accused of serving to the actor illegally entry anxiousness medication utilizing pretend prescriptions from one Tarun Kumar in Delhi.
The CBI in its reply additionally said that if Mumbai Police or Rhea had any info on the loss of life of Sushant, they need to have been instantly shared with the CBI for motion. The FIR registered on the Bandra police station was not required, it stated.
The CBI additionally stated that it acquired an software from Rhea dated September 14 by way of Mumbai jail authorities to “drop or delete” Part 306 of the Indian Penal Code within the FIR filed by the Mumbai Police on her grievance.
The CBI said that the process of dropping a penal part of legislation throughout investigation is a course of unknown to legislation and the identical can’t be completed by the investigating businesses.
“An FIR which has been registered can either be quashed by Constitutional courts or culminate into a report under Section 173 of the CrPC. Therefore the request of Rhea to drop Section 306 from the FIR cannot be acceded to,” it stated.
The CBI additionally stated that it’s conducting an investigation whereby Part 306 has been invoked within the FIR. “Thus the role of each and every person, whosoever had instigated or abetted the commission of suicide by Sushant, is being investigated,” it stated.
The CBI additionally harassed that the company is conducting investigation meticulously and professionally with out being hindered by any exterior issue and would totally go into every side regarding the loss of life of Sushant in a good and neutral method.
The Mumbai Police registered a case in opposition to Sushant’s sisters on the grievance of Rhea alleging that they have been serving to the actor entry anxiousness medication illegally utilizing pretend prescriptions.
Rhea’s grievance was based mostly on WhatsApp chats between the actor and his sister on June 8 — simply six days earlier than he was discovered lifeless at his Mont Blanc Condominium on June 14.
The alleged chats between Sushant and his sister indicated that she had suggested her brother to take three medicines banned below the Narcotic Medication and Psychotropic Substances Act.
In her grievance, she identified that the alleged chats of Sushant and his sister have been reverse to the household’s declare that they have been unaware of the late actor’s psychological well being points.
The CBI had registered a case on August 6 after notification from the Centre on the request of Bihar authorities.
The Bihar Police registered a case on the premise of the grievance filed by Sushant’s father Ok.Ok. Singh on July 25 in opposition to Rhea, her brother Showik, father Indrajit, mom Sandhya, Sushant’s home supervisor Samuel Miranda and former manaqger Shruti Modi, amongst others.
A CBI workforce went to Mumbai on August 20, a day after the Supreme Courtroom gave the nod for the federal company to probe the matter.
The CBI workforce has recorded the statements of Rhea, Showik and several other others within the case.
Moreover CBI, Rhea can be being investigated by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Narcotics Management Bureau (NCB). Rhea and her brother have been arrested by the NCB. Whereas Rhea was granted bail after 28 days, Showik remains to be in judicial custody.
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