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SC to pronounce verdict on Rhea Chakraborty’s plea tomorrow | UPDATES

The Supreme Court is scheduled to pronounce on Wednesday its verdict on a plea filed by actress Rhea Chakraborty who has sought transfer of an FIR, lodged against her at Patna for allegedly abetting the suicide of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, to Mumbai. As per the cause list uploaded on the apex court website, a bench of Justice Hrishikesh Roy would deliver the judgement.

India TV Entertainment Desk Written by: India TV Entertainment Desk
New Delhi Updated on: August 19, 2020 7:15 IST

The Supreme Court is scheduled to pronounce on Wednesday its verdict on a plea filed by actress Rhea Chakraborty who has sought transfer of an FIR, lodged against her at Patna for allegedly abetting the suicide of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, to Mumbai. As per the cause list uploaded on the apex court website, a bench of Justice Hrishikesh Roy would deliver the judgement.

The top court, which had reserved its judgement on the plea on August 11, was told by the Bihar government that “political clout” has not allowed Mumbai Police to even register an FIR in Rajput's case. Maharashtra government had argued that Bihar completely lacks jurisdiction in the matter.

Chakraborty's counsel had told the bench that probe by Mumbai Police has "proceeded quite substantially" as it has recorded statements of 56 persons in the case. Senior advocate Vikas Singh, representing Rajput’s father, Krishna Kishore Singh, had countered submissions advanced by Chakraborty’s counsel and said that they have "no faith" in Maharashtra Police.

Chakraborty’s lawyer had argued that FIR lodged by Rajput’s father has “absolutely no connection with any offence in Patna” and there was considerable delay of around 38 days in its lodging. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre, had said that only FIR lodged in the case was in Bihar and the Enforcement Directorate has also started its separate probe in the matter.

The FIR in Patna was registered by Singh against Chakraborty and others for alleged offences under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, including 306 (abetment of suicide), 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint), 342 (punishment for wrongful confinement), 380 (theft in dwelling house), 406 (punishment for criminal breach of trust) and 420 (Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property).

The Centre had earlier informed the top court that it has accepted the recommendation of Bihar government for CBI probe into the FIR lodged at Patna by Rajput’s father who has accused Chakraborty and six others of various offences including abetment of suicide.

Rajput, 34, was found hanging from the ceiling of his apartment in suburban Bandra in Mumbai on June 14 and since then Mumbai Police has been probing the case keeping in mind various angles. Sushant Singh Rajput's family has been demanding CBI probe into the actor's death. While the Supreme Court decision is yet to come, CBI has begun recording statements of the family members. They have also written to the Mumbai Police to handover Sushant's mobile phone for investigation. CBI will look into the late actor's call and message details and will investigate the deleted data as well. 

On the other hand, Sushant's family has been trying day and night to know the truth behind the actor's death. His sister Shweta Singh Kirti on Monday expressed the helplessness they feel at times, but then encourage themselves by looking at the global support they have been receiving in the fight. She tweeted, "There are moments when sense of helplessness takes over but then I remind myself there are millions who are praying and fighting for truth and at no cost justice can be denied! #JusticeForSushant #GlobalPrayers4SSR #CBIForSSR #Warriors4SSR #Godiswithus"

Enforcement Directorate (ED) is also investigating the matter as a money laundering case in connection to Sushant Singh Rajput's death. Rhea Chakraborty's CA Ritesh Shah was summoned by ED on Monday but he did not appear before them. He is likely to come today to record his statements once again, according to ED officials. Furthermore, they said that few more people will be called this week apart from Ritesh Shah in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case.

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  • 7:54 PM (IST) Posted by Tripti Karki

    Supreme Court to pronounce verdict in Rhea Chakraborty’s plea seeking to transfer the FIR registered against her in Bihar, to Maharashtra tomorrow at 11 am. The court will also adjudicate on the validity of the Centre’s order transferring the case to the CBI 

    (Reported by Gonika Arora)

  • 6:29 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Mumbai Police get actor's bank account forensic audit report

    Mumbai Police has stated that the actor was quite well off financially as per the forensic audit of his bank account. The report does show that Sushant was quite generous with his household staff. 

  • 4:35 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Rhea Chakraborty made a very irresponsible statement in Court relying upon press report that Chief Minister of Bihar is making it a political issue: Vikas Singh, lawyer of Sushant Singh Rajput's father

  • 4:21 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    The Mumbai Police did nothing. The family got tired and at last, came to me then we filed an FIR in Bihar. Why is Rhea speaking about Aditya Thackeray? We have never said anything about Aditya. This definitely states something is wrong: Vikas Singh

    -Gonika Arora

     

  • 4:19 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    As far as money is concerned, Rhea cannot give herself a self-certificate. This will have to be given to ED: Vikas Singh

    Gonika Arora

     

  • 4:18 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    When Sushant wrote a poem about Priyanka, then Rhea thought of plotting against Priyanka. Rhea herself took Priyanka to her brother's party, did her makeup herself. But she alleged that Priyanka molested her a day before the party. Sushant also confided in her, but when he realized his mistake, Sushant apologized to all the sisters, says Vikas Singh, actor's father's lawyer during a press conference.

    -Gonika Arora

  • 2:44 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Going by the statements of a spiritual leader Pandit Mohan Joshi, Rhea Chakraborty called him to cure depressed Sushant Singh Rajput. As per Joshi, he went to cure the actor and the next day Rhea called him and informed that he is recovering well.

  • 1:13 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    "In June 2020, Sushant had been calling his family, informing them of his decision to move out of Mumbai and requesting them to come meet him. After several days of Sushant calling and crying over the phone, his sister, Meethu agreed to come live with him on the 8th of June 2020. Due to this development, Sushant requested Rhea to live with her parents for the time being. Rhea had been suffering from her own anxiety issues and often endured panic attacks," says statement by Rhea Chakraborty's lawyer.

  • 1:12 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Rhea informed Sushant as to what had transpired and Sushant got into an argument with his sister regarding the same. That due to the aforesaid incident, the relationship between Sushant's family and Rhea had been strained since inception: Rhea Chakraborty's statement

  • 1:11 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Rhea does not know and has never met Aaditya Thackeray till today. Neither has she ever spoken to him telephonically or otherwise. Though she has heard of him as a leader of the Shiv Sena: Rhea Chakraborty's lawyer

  • 1:10 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Comments at last SC hearing, make it evident that this has become more about politics than truth. Unwanted & irrelevant submissions are being made. Number of politicians taking advantage of the case on eve of elections in Bihar: Rhea Chakraborty's lawyer

  • 1:10 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    As per law, Bihar Police ought to have registered a zero FIR & transfer the probe to Mumbai Police. Bihar Police has no jurisdiction in the case. Rhea will not submit to an illegal investigation: Lawyer of Rhea Chakraborty

  • 1:04 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Around April 2019, Rhea and Priyanka had gone out to a party where Sushant's sister consumed copious amounts of alcohol. Upon returning, Sushant's sister and her husband continued drinking alcohol while Rhea retired for the night as she had a shoot the next morning. Rhea was asleep in Sushant's room when she suddenly awoke to find Priyanka had got into bed with her and was groping her. Rhea was extremely shocked and demanded that she leave the room immediately: Lawyer of Rhea Chakraborty

  • 12:26 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    After the Supreme Court's decision comes, we will also talk to the Union Home Minister on the security of witnesses and other important points: Sushant's brother BJP MLA Neeraj Bablu

  • 12:25 PM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Neeraj Singh Bablu questions Mumbai Police's investigation

    Neeraj Singh Bablu, brother of Sushant Singh Rajput and BJP MLA, questions Mumbai Police's investigation and asks why the witnesses are not given any protection. He also asks why Mumbai Police has not filed an FIR yet in the case. He furthers questions why Ssandip Singh and the domestic staff of Sushant not taken in custody yet.

  • 11:54 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Sushant Singh Rajput, Disha Salian's WhatsApp chat reveals they were in contact in April

    The chat shows that Disha Salian had reached out to Sushant Singh Rajput regarding various campaigns. Since she was his manager, she had asked him about endorsing brands and the quotes they should cite. The chats have taken place over a period of 10 days which took place on the 2, 7, 10 and 11th April. 

  • 11:20 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Sushant Singh Rajput's sister Shweta Singh Kirti requests for early decision from the Supreme Court

    Sushant Singh Rajput's sister Shweta Singh Kirti requests for early decision from the Supreme Court. She tweeted, "Requesting for an early decision from the Supreme Court, we have been very hopeful and have been patiently waiting. Every minute of delay is causing pain and heartbreak. #CBIForSSR"

  • 10:35 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Sushant's brother Neeraj Singh Bablu raises questions on Mumbai Police's investigation

    Sushant Singh Rajput's brother Neeraj Singh Bablu questioned the Maharashtra government. He claims that the witnesses and people coming forward should be given security. He questions why the strict interrogation of Sushant's staff was not done, why the police are not questioning those who should be questioned.

  • 10:21 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    ED records Sushant's father's statement

    Enforcement Directorate (ED) recorded statements of Sushant Singh Rajput's father KK Singh's statements. He has also submitted some bank statements to ED. He was asked about the missing funds from Sushant's bank accounts. ED asked him how he got to know that Rs 15 crores were siphoned off from Sushant's account to which he revealed that Priyanka was one of the nominees. She contacted the bank and got to know about the same.

    Further, the late actor's father said that Rhea and Shruti used to handle Sushant's bank accounts. Sushant has told his father to contact Shruti if he needs anything and Shruti was appointed by Rhea. This is the reason why KK Singh told him that he feels how much money was transferred from Sushant's bank account and how much cash was withdrawn, everything should be probed.

     

    -JP Singh

  • 9:56 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    ED summons Sushant Singh Rajput's business partner Varun Mathur

    ED has summoned Sushant Singh Rajput's business partner Varun Mathur. He was the co-director in SSR's company Innsaei Ventures Private Ltd, along with Sushant and Saurabh Mishra. 

    Innsaei Ventured Private Ltd was said to be a first-of-its-kind venture which focussed on tapping the growing intellectual property market in India. The company had its office in Gurugram.

  • 9:44 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Isha Koppikar lends support to Sushant's family

    Actress Isha Koppikar shares picture with folded hands, praying for justice for Sushant Singh Rajput. She wrote, "Praying for Justice for Sushant Singh Rajput. May his family get justice and know the truth..We are with you! @anky1912 @shwetasinghkirt" 

    Sushant's sister Shweta Singh Kirti thanked the actress and retweeted her post.

  • 9:13 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Sushant Singh Rajput's suicide theory looks unrealistic as the fan-to-mattress height was 5’11 in the room where the actor allegedly was found hanging and the actor was 5'10. However, a Google search suggests that Sushant's height was 5 ft 10 inches while the actor used to call himself 6 ft tall. This raises doubts about the Mumbai Police's investigation.

    Sushant's Wikipedia page has also been edited more than 50 times after his death.

     

  • 6:55 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Rhea Chakraborty CA Ritesh Shah was summoned by ED on Monday but he did not appear before them. He is likely to come today to record his statements once again, according to ED officials. Furthermore, they said that few more people will be called this week apart from Ritesh Shah in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case.

    (Reported by Dinesh Maurya)

  • 6:39 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Sushant Singh Rajput dances to Madhuri Dixit's song 'Channe Ke Khet Mein' in old video

    An adorable video of Sushant Singh Rajput grooving to Madhuri Dixit's song 'Channe Ke Khet Mein' has surfaced the internet. Check out the video here:

  • 6:37 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    SSR's family's lawyer: Request media not to reveal crucial information

    "I request all media outlets not to divulge crucial information in the Sushant Singh Rajput case. And the CBI should go full throttle in this matter," said Vikas Singh.

    He added, "In this case, it is very important for the CBI to do the investigation as soon as possible and I am very surprised...why is the Supreme Court taking so much time in this case? Because if the case is pending in the Supreme Court, then the Supreme Court should have given a clear order as long as the case is pending."

    "There is neither a return order nor any oral order with CBI today. Today, there is only one agency of CBI, which is investigating and no other agency is investigating the case as of now. I think the CBI should take this investigation on a very fast pace because if it is delayed...if any of our evidence gets spoiled or erased, the family will be harmed somewhere and they won't be able to get justice," said Singh.

    (ANI)

  • 6:29 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Sushant's sister says, "At no cost justice can be denied!"

    Sushant Singh Rajput's sister Shweta Singh Kirti has been actively demanding support and justice for the late actor on social media. On Monday, she expressed how at times the family feels helpless but they are not ready to give up without knowing the truth behind Sushant's death. She tweeted, "There are moments when sense of helplessness takes over but then I remind myself there are millions who are praying and fighting for truth and at no cost justice can be denied! #JusticeForSushant #GlobalPrayers4SSR #CBIForSSR #Warriors4SSR #Godiswithus"