Rhea Chakraborty’s lawyer issues a statement after CBI files FIR against the actress in Sushant Singh Rajput case – Times of India

After Central Government approved the plea of Bihar Govt of transferring the Sushant Singh Rajput‘s case to CBI, the investigative agency has filed an FIR against the late actor’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty, her family members and others.

Reacting to the same, Rhea’s lawyer Satish Maneshinde has issued a statement calling it an illegal move. It read, “The Bihar Government transferred a case with which it had NO Jurisdiction to investigate, to CBI instead of The Mumbai Police, which is the legal position. The Hon’ble Supreme Court is seised of the issue pursuant to the Transfer Petition filed by Rhea Chakraborty. The SC has directed all parties to file their replies and Mumbai Police are directed to place the report of investigations.”

“Pending the said proceedings the CBI has registered and continued the illegality which was perpetrated at the hands of Bihar Police. CBI being a premier investigative agency in the country should desist from taking any further steps pending the SC proceedings. Apart from the same unless the Maharashtra Government consents to CBI investigating the case… it would be totally illegal and beyond any known legal principles, affecting the Federal Structure of the Nation.”

This action comes in at a time when the Maharashtra government has been asked by the Supreme court for their reply on the matter of the said investigation.

Meanwhile, the Enforcement Directorate has summoned actress Rhea for questioning on August 7 in connection with a money laundering case stemming from an FIR filed by Sushant’s dad KK Singh.

Sushant Singh Rajput passed away on June 14 at his Bandra residence.

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