Bihar court on Wednesday dismissed a petition seeking registration of cases against Bollywood bigwigs like Salman Khan, Ekta Kapoor, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Karan Johar for allegedly abetting actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide, citing jurisdictional limitations.
Chief Judicial Magistrate of Muzaffarpur Mukesh Kumar dismissed the petition filed by local advocate Sudhir Kumar Ojha, pointing out that the matter lay outside the courts jurisdiction.In the petition filed three days after the 34 years old actor was found hanging from the ceiling of his Mumbai residence on June 14, Ojha had also named among “witnesses” Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut, who came out with a couple of angry messages blaming nepotism and favouritism in the film industry for the tragedy. He filed a criminal complaint under Sections 306, 109, 504 and 506 of IPC. The case was however dismissed by Chief Judicial Magistrate Mukesh Kumar on terms that the matter lies outside of court’s jurisdiction.
Ojha, however, is going to challenge the decision. “I will challenge the CJMs decision before the district court. Bihar is in pain over the death of Sushant Singh Rajput. We must act to bring those, who drove a jovial young man like him to take such an extreme step, to justice”, he was quoted in a report by PTI.
The Mumbai Police are still investigating the matter as the fans and admirers of the late actor continue to pitch for a CBI inquiry. Those who are initiating a conversation about having a CBI inquiry in the SSR case also include movie personalities like Shekhar Suman, Roopa Ganguly, Tarun Khanna, and Manoj Tiwari among others