Supreme Court has reserved its verdict with regards to the petition filed by Rhea Chakraborty wherein she requested the transfer of the FIR filed against her, from the Bihar Police to the Mumbai Police. After hearing arguments by Rhea’s lawyer, Sushant Singh Rajput’s family lawyer, the counsel representing Maharashtra Govt and the Solicitor Genenral of India, the Supreme Court asked for brief written notes from all parties by Thursday. The judgement has been reserved and the next hearing is scheduled for Thursday, August 13, reported Times Now.
Shyam Divan, who was representing Rhea Chakraborty in the SC, had stated that Patna FIR is not connected with the incident and that the Bihar cops should’ve transferred the case. He also alleged that Sushant Singh Rajput’s father was using ‘influential relatives’ to frame Rhea’. The actress had told SC through her lawyer, “I was in love with Sushant. I was traumatised after his death. But I am being victimised now”.
Sushant Singh Rajput’s family lawyer Vikas Singh had raised several points in his argument, also mentioning the complaint to the Mumbai police, by the late actor’s family in February this year. He had also argued on points like – ‘What is Mumbai Police afraid of?’ and ‘Cops don’t want to apprehend Rhea’.
Previously, the apex court had given three days time to Rhea Chakraborty, Bihar police, Mumbai police and the Centre to file their response in the matter. Sushant Singh Rajput’s father had alleged in his FIR that Rhea along with her family members had cheated Sushant, committed fraud, kept him confined and forced Sushant to end his life. In her affidavit filed in SC, Rhea Chakraborty had denied all the allegations leveled against her by Sushant’s father in his FIR in Patna. She had also stated that Sushant’s case was being blown out of proportion and that she was being made a scapegoat of political agendas.
Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik have been grilled for hours by the Enforcement Directorate. The ED began investigation after Sushant Singh Rajput’s father questioned several financial irregularities in the late actor’s account. The ED have reportedly seized Rhea and Showik’s mobile phones as well as several other gadgets owned by their family.