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Mumbai Police ‘non-cooperative’ in Sushant Singh Rajput case, siding with Rhea — Bihar to SC

Bihar govt also tells SC that Mumbai Police did not provide Patna Police with any documents, such as inquest report, post-mortem report, CCTV footage etc, despite several requests.

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New Delhi: The Bihar government has told the Supreme Court that the Mumbai Police is not cooperating in the investigation into actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death.

During a hearing Wednesday, the Supreme Court was informed by the central government that it was willing to hand over the case to the CBI and it had, in principle, accepted the Bihar government’s request to transfer the probe.

The court had then given three days’ time to all parties — Maharashtra and Bihar governments as well as Chakraborty and Rajput’s families — to file a reply.

In its reply filed Thursday, the Bihar government also accused the Mumbai Police of siding with actor Rhea Chakraborty, who was said to be in a relationship with Rajput and has been accused of abetting his alleged suicide.

Last month, Rajput’s father had filed an FIR against Chakraborty and her family members in Patna. The FIR includes sections 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint), 342 (punishment for wrongful confinement), 380 (theft in dwelling house), 406 (punishment for criminal breach of trust), 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) and 306 (abetment of suicide) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

In light of this FIR, a four-member special investigation team was sent from Patna to Mumbai on 27 July to probe the case. Later, on 2 August, Superintendent of Police, Patna (Central), Vinay Tiwari was also sent to Mumbai. Tiwari was, however, sent into quarantine.

The Bihar government’s response, filed through advocate Keshav Mohan Thursday, said the Mumbai Police had been non-cooperative ever since.

It alleged that Tiwari’s quarantine “is nothing but a result of afterthought on part of Mumbai Police aimed at obstructing the investigation by the Patna Police”.

“The aforesaid fact casts a serious aspersion on the role of Mumbai Police,” it added.

The Bihar government also told the court that the Mumbai Police had not provided the Patna Police with any documents, such as the inquest report, post mortem report, CCTV footage etc, despite several requests by the latter.


Also read: Sanjay Raut alleges conspiracy to link Aaditya Thackeray to Sushant Singh Rajput’s death


Mumbai Police ‘making lame excuses’

The Bihar government’s response also stated that the Mumbai Police has “been making lame excuses” about Patna Police not having jurisdiction in the case.

The government referred to Section 179 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, which states  that an offence can be tried where “act is done or consequence ensues”.

“It is most respectfully submitted that in the present case the victim is the informant Mr. Krishna Kishore Singh who has lost his young, vibrant son due to acts committed by the accused persons including the petitioner herein. Hence, the Patna Police has jurisdiction to register the FIR and the court at Patna has jurisdiction to try the offence,” the reply noted.

The Bihar government submitted that it was after its preliminary investigation that it had recommended a CBI probe into the case.


Also read: CBI takes over Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case, re-registers FIR against Rhea Chakraborty


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4 COMMENTS

  1. Whethr it is Bihar Police or Mumbai Police, common man doesn’t get Justice. In Sushant’s case, because Bhihar’s CM took interesr and because of the hue and cry raised by the TV channels, there will perhaps, proper investigation. The parties will engage top ranking Senior Counsels and the case may end into logical end.

  2. MS.Jyoti Yadav
    In every community,state,religion parents sacrifices their life ,their earning and their young days for their children and expect that their son will take care of them with love and respect like sravan kumar when he will be grown up and settled ,whats bad in that .
    Rhea was doing same , taking care of her family and her brother’s expencess (with her B.F’s money)
    Till the age of 15 or sometime upto 20 boys are very close to their moms and sisters ,they share a friendly bond with each other ( in a normal happy family ,i dont know about yours) now if a girl came in that boy’s life and suddenly the boy stop sharing everything with family ,dont you think the family have right to ask the boy about his well being ,or to ensure that he is not on wrong path .
    And if you look in SSR’s case the family is very comfertable with Ankita Lochande ,she was aldo SSR G.F and from other community,than how can you say that the family was against SSR’s G.F.
    And dont forget it was public who quoestioned Rhea first even before the family filed the FIR.
    I am a Bengali and I want to ask you what Rhea’s parents were doing ,her mother use to stay most of the time with Rhea at SSR’s house… why.. isnt she was trying to control her daughter. I am shocked how a father and brother can use thrir daughter /sister to make money by living in a reletionship without marraige .
    This is not bengali culture.
    And Rhea 12th fail hardly earned 14 lacs per year was controlling SSR’s wealth for her and her families comfart and do you think that family members will keep mum.
    And madam SSR’s family is highly educated andsettled much much better than Rhea and her brother .
    And if you are concer about modern bengali family ,First of all a educated modern bengali family will never ever accept a 12th fail girl and a unemployed,apni bahan ke boyfriend ke tukdo pe palne wala bhai .
    So stop playing bengali vs bihari card .
    We bengalis are ashamed of Rhea and specialy of her family (beti bechne wale maa baap)
    And you better work hard in positive manner for your growth ,such publicity stunts may give you lacs of view and comments but it will never ever help you to get sucsess .
    And pleasssseeeee dont throw your family’s frustation on all Bihari / North indian family
    Your article shows how your family and upbringing is .

    • @sweetibiswassingh your hypocrisy knows no end. Leave someone’s qualifications alone in the very first place, why is there a need to touch on a subject that has no bearing with the situation. From an actor’s death, to a #metoo moment to a drug probe, what next?that displays the level of nepotism and people like you are promoting it. Spreading such bloody narratives for political motives may get you somewhere in life but remember karma will get you and everyone else who are promoting the false narratives to vilify people.

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