The Bihar Police had filed an affidavit after requests from Rhea Chakraborthy to transfer the investigation came in. The Single Judge Bench of Justice Hrishikesh Roy had sought replies from the police of both the states. The actress was named in the case by the Central Bureau of Investigation after the deceased’s father had alleged her abetment.
The affidavit states that Section 406 of CrPC allowing for a transfer of a high court case will not be applicable in this case as it is still in the investigation phase and thus the investigation cannot be transferred from the Bihar Police to the Mumbai Police.
The transfer request is based on the general and baseless allegation that the “complaint has been lost due to the influence of the informant of the case”, states the Bihar Police and claims that therefore it is not sustainable.
The Bihar Police also pointed out that the case under the Mumbai Police is only under section 174 of CrPc which is for unnatural death whereas the Bihar Police filed the case for a cognizable offense under section 154. The Bihar Police SIT managed to find leads with regards to the allegation that Rhea had blackmailed the deceased and had also used him to “siphon money”. They had managed to bank account details without the help of the Mumbai Police.
Additionally the Bihar IPS officer quarantined earlier this week by the Mumbai Police was released on August 7.