Sushant Singh Rajput case: Rhea Chakraborty’s lawyer says ‘we are satisfied with the outcome’ of Supreme Court hearing – Times of India

Satish Maneshinde, the advocate representing actress Rhea Chakraborty, said they are “satisfied” with the outcome of the hearing at the Supreme Court, on Wednesday. In view of the “pendency of the proceedings,” the lawyer also stated that his client will refrain from making any comments on the case.

In a statement, Maneshide said, “The Petition in the SC will be heard in the next week. All concerned have to file their replies in the meantime. State of Maharashtra is directed to place all the investigation steps taken in the case before the SC. We are satisfied with the outcome of the hearing. In view of the pendency of the proceedings in SC Rhea or any one on her behalf refrain from making any comments in the case.”

Early this afternoon, the Supreme Court asked the Maharashtra and Bihar governments and late actor Sushant Singh Rajput‘s father KK Singh to file replies on Chakraborty’s plea seeking a transfer of the FIR filed in Patna to Mumbai.

According to reports on PTI, the apex court has also directed the Mumbai Police to file a status report on probe conducted so far in the death case. Further hearing in the matter will be held after a week, stated an update on ANI.

This comes moments after news broke of the Centre informed the Supreme Court that it has accepted the Bihar government’s recommendation for a CBI investigation into the death of the actor. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, reportedly told the court that Bihar government’s recommendation for CBI investigation in the case has been accepted.

Sushant’s US-based sister Shweta Singh Kirti welcomed the decision for the CBI probe by taking to her social media handle and saying, “CBI it is!!! #JusticeForSushant #CBIEnquiryForSSR #CBIenquiry”

Rajput, aged 34, was found hanging in his Bandra apartment in Mumbai on June 14. Since then the Mumbai police has been probing the case from “all angles”.

Over a month after the actor’s death, his father filed an FIR in a Patna Police station levying various charges against Rhea Chakraborty, besides alleging ‘abetment to suicide’.

Ahead of the hearing, Chakraborty’s lawyer said that the Bihar government cannot transfer the case to the CBI citing “no jurisdiction” in the matter.

“There cannot be a transfer of the case as there is no legal basis for Bihar to get involved. At most, Bihar Police can register a Zero FIR and transfer it to the Mumbai Police. The transfer of a case on which they had no jurisdiction to the CBI has no legal sanctity,” advocate Satish Maneshinde, lawyer of Rhea, told media persons.

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