FIR Against Sushant Rajput's Sisters By Rhea Chakraborty "Vitiated": CBI

Lawrence Kim
October 28, 2020

The CBI has called actor Rhea Chakraborty's complaint against Sushant Singh Rajput's sisters - Priyanka and Meetu - "presumptive and speculative", and supported their petition for quashing of the FIR.

The case will be heard by the Division Bench of Justices SS Shinde and MS Karnik on November 4.

In their reply to the Bombay High Court, the CBI has said that Mumbai Police's decision to even register the FIR was with "total disregard to the law", as two FIRs can not be registered related to the same incident and CBI was already investigating the reasons for Sushant's death.

Such speculation can not be the basis of an FIR, the Central agency said in response to Rajput's sisters Priyanka Singh and Meetu Singh's petition seeking to quash the case lodged against them by Mumbai Police.

Both FIRs were lodged in connection to actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death probe.

Agreeing with the sisters, the CBI submitted that "it is correct that if the allegations mentioned in the FIR, prima facie, do not constitute an offense of make out a case against the accused, the FIR can be quashed by Constitutional Courts".

To counter the sisters' petition, Rhea's lawyer Satish Maneshinde filed an affidavit, highlighting that prescribing psychotropic substances without examination violated various provisions of the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 and Telemedicine Practice Guidelines, 2020.

"Thus, this FIR is vitiated and bad in law", the agency said.

Rhea Chakraborty said the allegation against Priyanka Singh and Meetu Singh for forging and procuring a fake medical prescription for their brother Sushant Singh Rajput are serious.

Last month, Rhea Chakraborty filed a case against Sushant Singh's sisters Priyanka Singh and Meetu Singh.

She said the inquiry in the case against the sisters is at a nascent stage, and argued that the investigating agencies needed more time.

The Bandra police here on 7 September lodged the FIR against Rajput's sisters and Dr Tarun Kumar of the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in Delhi, who signed the medical prescription. She also claimed that Sushant's sisters along with some doctors, hatched a conspiracy and obtained a false prescription containing banned medicines and annexed the same without supervising dose and quantity which may have resulted into a chronic anxiety attack and resulted in Sushant's suicide.

Fact: "Why did cardiologist prescribe drugs without meeting Sushant?" .

She also pointed out that the chats indicated that contrary to their claims, his family was aware of his mental health problems.

It needs to be investigated whether Rajput consumed the medicines prescribed, which may have contributed to his death and/or further deteriorated his mental health, the affidavit said. Meanwhile, the court has asked Anil Singh, the additional Solicitor General representing CBI and the Mumbai police, to file their reply by today, 28 October.

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