Sushant Singh Rajput’s kin file caveat in SC, seek hearing on Rhea’s plea to transfer probe to Mumbai

Actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s family filed a caveat before the Supreme Court on Thursday, seeking to be heard in connection with actress Rhea Chakraborty’s petition in the apex court, pleading for the transfer of the investigation to Mumbai. The Supreme Court, earlier on Thursday dismissed a PIL seeking transfer of the probe into Sushant Singh Rajput’s death from Mumbai police to the CBI. A bench comprising Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian said that the Mumbai Police should be allowed to complete the investigation and if something was found, then a plea should be filed before the Bombay High Court, news agency PTI reported.

An FIR was registered on the basis of the complaint by Krishna Kumar Singh against Rhea Chakraborty, the deceased actor’s friend, and six others on July 25, under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) including abetment of suicide and fraud, the police said.In a seven page FIR Sushant Singh Rajput’s father KK Singh had stated that his attempts to contact his son were blocked by Rhea and her family members. Financial irregularities have also been pointed out by Sushant’s father in the FIR that was lodged at the Rajiv Nagar Police station in Patna.

The actress had moved the Supreme Court on Wednesday seeking a stay on the investigation by the Bihar Police on the FIR filed against her by Sushant Singh Rajput’s father for allegedly abetting the suicide of his son. The actress, in her petition, had sought the transfer of the FIR lodged by Sushant’s father from Patna to Mumbai. Earlier, a four-member Bihar Police team arrived in Mumbai to probe the abetment to suicide charge against her and six others.

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