On August 5, the Supreme Court will hear the petition of actress Riya Chakraborty to transfer the case registered in Patna in Sushant Singh Rajput suicide case to Mumbai. According to the list on the apex court website, the hearing on the petition transferring Chakraborty’s case will be heard before a bench of Justice Hrishikesh Roy on Wednesday.
The body of Sushant (34) was found hanging from the roof in his apartment on 14 June in Bandra, a suburb of Mumbai. Since then, the Mumbai Police is investigating the matter keeping various aspects in mind. After the Bihar government, the Maharashtra government filed a cavity on Friday. The Maharashtra government has also requested the court to hear its plea before passing any order on this petition.
The move by the Maharashtra government, after the Bihar government and Sushant Singh Rajput’s father filed a cavity in the court, aims to ensure that no order is passed without hearing Riya Chakraborty’s transfer plea.
On July 25, Rajput’s father Krishna Kishore Singh (74) filed a police complaint against Riya Chakraborty, his family members and six others for abetting their son to suicide.
Singh alleged that Riya, the budding film actress, befriended her son in May 2019 to further her career. In his petition to the apex court, Chakraborty alleged that Rajput’s father used his influence to register an FIR against him in Patna, Bihar.
The actress stated in her petition that she and Rajput were in a live-in-relationship. He is in deep shock after the death of Rajput and after receiving threats of murder and rape himself. “It would be appropriate to mention that the deceased and the petitioner had been living in a live-in relationship for nearly a year till June 8, 2020, after which the petitioner temporarily moved to his residence in Mumbai,” he said in the petition.
Chakraborty also said in the petition, “Rajput had been in depression for some time, taking medicines for this and he committed suicide at the Bandra residence on the morning of 14 June 2020. He said that when the incident did not happen in Patna, it is wrong to start an investigation there.