New Delhi: The Bihar government told the Supreme Court Friday that Hindi film actress Rhea Chakraborty’s plea seeking transfer of the Patna FIR to Mumbai in actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case was ‘premature, misconceived and non-maintainable’, and needed to be dismissed.
The affidavit, filed in response to Chakraborty’s plea, said the director general of police, through the Bihar government, recommended the CBI probe given the sensitivity of the matter, interstate ramification and presence of most of the accused in Mumbai.
The affidavit, filed by Patna Senior Superintendent of Police Upendra Sharma through advocate Keshav Mohan, said in criminal proceedings, the concept of jurisdiction cannot be applied like civil cases.
The apex court had said on Wednesday that the truth behind the ‘unfortunate’ death of a ‘gifted and talented artist’ should come out and asked Rajput’s father Krishna Kishore Singh, Bihar and Maharashtra to respond within three days to Chakraborty’s plea.
Rajput, 34, was found hanging from the ceiling of his apartment in suburban Bandra in Mumbai June 14 and the Mumbai Police has been probing the case keeping in mind various angles.