The Nitish Kumar authorities in Bihar — battling allegations of indifference within the case involving the demise of actor Sushant Singh Rajput — has determined to help the bereaved household in courtroom. The state authorities stated it will file a caveat within the Supreme Court docket blocking the actor’s good friend Rhea Chakraborty’s efforts to switch the case in opposition to her to Mumbai.
Mr Chakraborty has been dealing with allegations of dishonest and abetment and a case has been filed in opposition to her in Patna after complaints from the household. Sushant Singh Rajput’s father has already filed a caveat within the prime courtroom. The Bihar authorities will probably be represented by senior counsel Mukul Rohatgi, who was the Central authorities’s prime lawyer.
The Bihar authorities’s transfer got here after opposition leaders like Rashtriya Janata Dal’s Tejashwi Yadav and allies like Chirag Paswan of the Lok Janashakti Celebration accused it of not serving to Sushant Singh Rajput’s household.
The difficulty additionally had a resonated among the many younger individuals, particularly these from the Rajput caste.
The 34-year-old, seen as one of many upcoming and promising actors of Bollywood, was discovered lifeless at his Mumbai home on June 14. The police stated it was a case of suicide. The case is being investigated each by Maharashtra and the Bihar police although the Maharashtra authorities have turned down appeals for handing it over to the Central Bureau of Investigation.
That opinion was seconded by the Supreme Court docket right this moment, which in response to a petition, stated “Let the police do its job”.
The 40-day outdated case has induced political ripples as Bihar leaders haven’t taken kindly to Maharashtra’s refusal. The RJD is an ally of the Congress, which is a part of the ruling alliance in Maharashtra.
The RJD made it clear that desires a CBI investigation into the demise.
“We respect the bereaved household’s transfer of lodging an FIR in Patna.However we’ve got no religion within the Bihar police, which is understood for its ineptitude, and struggles to resolve the best of circumstances,” Tejashwi Yadav was quoted as saying by information company Press Belief of India.
“The Chief Minister of Bihar would do higher to talk to his Maharashtra counterpart and put strain on him for a CBI inquiry,” he added.
Chirag Paswan even known as up Maharashtra Chief Minister Udhav Thackrey to impress upon him handy over the case to CBI.
In a guarded assertion, the JD(U) spokesman Rajiv Ranjan Prasad stated it’s the prerogative of Maharashtra authorities handy over the case to the CBI or not. However the reality stays that 40 days of investigation by the Mumbai police had led nowhere, a purpose why the bereaved household lodged an FIR in Patna, PTI quoted him as saying.