Mumbai : The “controversial” Mumbai police defended the FIR lodged by Rhea Chakraborty, the ex-girl friend of Bollywood actor late Sushant Singh Rajput against his sisters before the Bombay high court. The state police said that they were duty-bound to register FIR against late actor Rajput’s sisters, Priyanka and Meetu, as the complaint filed against them by Rhea.
The Central Bureau of Investigation that has been investigating the mysterious death of Rajput, however, opposed the FIR against Sushant’s sisters. Facing probe by the CBI in connection with Sushant’s death on June 14, Rhea had filed a complaint at Bandra Police station against Priyanka, Meetu, and a doctor from Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in Delhi for allegedly getting the late actor psychiatric drugs without consultation and by using a forged prescription.
On the other hand, supporting claims of Sushant’s sisters, the CBI had told a division bench of the high court, comprising, Justice SS Shinde and Justice MS Karnik that Rhea’s accusation against Sushant’s sisters was “presumptive and speculative” and said such speculation cannot be on the basis of an FIR.
The metro police filed an affidavit and opposed the plea filed by Sushant’s sisters to quash the FIR. The police refuted allegations that they were damaging the reputation of petitioners or any deceased person and said they were not trying to “influence or derail” the CBI probe.
“The FIR (against the sisters of late Rajput ) was registered based on the information provided by Rhea Chakraborty disclosing commission of offence,” the affidavit said.
The police also opposed the CBI’s position in the case that they should not have registered an FIR in the case that was probed by the CBI: “The case being probed by the CBI is one registered by the deceased’s father in Bihar. On the other hand, the FIR lodged by the Mumbai police is by Rhea Chakraborty seeking investigation for forgery, cheating and criminal conspiracy against Rajput’s sisters Priyanka and Meetu and the Delhi doctor,” the affidavit said.
The court has fixed November 4 for the next hearing of the case.