Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday postponed the hearing on the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking transfer of the case of Sushant Singh Rajput’s death to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) due to heavy rains in Mumbai.
The case was heard by a bench headed by Bombay High Court Chief Justice Dipankar Dutta.
A PIL to transfer the case related to the actor’s death to the CBI has been filed by one Sameer Thakkar through his lawyer Raspal Singh Renu.
Earlier, actor Rhea Chakraborty had approached the Supreme Court and said that Bihar Police has no jurisdiction to legally investigate the case of Sushant Singh Rajput’s death and otherwise, his lawyer Satish Maneshinde said.
Rhea was summoned by the Mumbai Police to the Bandra Police Station on June 18, stating that “her statement was recorded there. Subsequently, she was called to appear at the Santa Cruz Police Station on July 17. She made her supplemental statement.”
“Later, when the Bihar police came to Mumbai to investigate the case on the basis of an FIR lodged in Patna, Riya filed a transfer petition in the Supreme Court on 30 July and transferred the case to Mumbai in view of the legal status. A case lodged beyond the jurisdiction of the police station where the alleged incident has occurred can only register a ‘zero FIR’ and transfer it to Mumbai for investigation where the criminal law has already been set in motion. The Bihar Police has no jurisdiction to investigate the case legally and otherwise, ”he said.
An FIR has been lodged in Patna on the basis of a complaint filed by Rajput’s father KK Singh under various sections including committing suicide against actor Riya. A team of Bihar Police is in Mumbai to investigate the case.
(With Agency Inputs)