Chakraborty has moved the Supreme Court, seeking the transfer of the FIR filed in Patna to Mumbai. The top court will hear her plea on August 5. Both Bihar and Maharashtra governments have already filed caveats in the Supreme Court that they should be heard before any order is passed on Chakraborty’s plea.
In his complaint, Rajput’s father Krishna Kumar Singh, also sought to invoke the provisions of the Mental Health Care Act, alleging that the “machinations” of Rhea and her family members had caused his son to crack up, despite a successful career in films, and ultimately drove him to suicide. Singh has accused Chakraborty of having befriended his son in May 2019 with the intention of furthering her own career.
On July 16, Chakraborty had requested Union Home Minister Amit Shah to order a CBI inquiry to understand what “pressures” prompted Sushant to take the extreme step of suicide. Addressing herself as Rajput’s “girlfriend” for the first time in public, Chakraborty said though she has “complete faith” in the government, a CBI inquiry would help bring justice to the case.
Meanwhile, the governments of Bihar and Maharashtra and Rajput’s father have already filed caveats in the Supreme Court seeking to be heard before any order is passed on Chakraborty’s plea.
A four-member team of the Patna Police is Mumbai to investigate further about the case after the actor’s father lodged a complaint under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and six others. The team reached Mumbai on July 27 and began its probe.
Pandey said they are not accusing anyone and shouldn’t be turned into a Maharashtra versus Bihar battle amid reports that the police team from Patna is not being helped by the force in Mumbai.
The top official said they are not out to frame or let anyone off and that they do not have any personal enmity with her without naming Chakraborty. But they are using every channel to get in touch with Chakraborty.