Sushant Singh Rajput’s sisters petition HC to quash Rhea Chakraborty’s ‘malicious’ FIR against them – Times of India ►

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MUMBAI: Late actor Sushant Singh Rajput‘s sisters Priyanka and Meetu Singh on Tuesday approached Bombay high court to set aside an FIR filed by Rhea Chakraborty at the Bandra police against them.

Rhea accused them of getting him prescriptions via telemedicine of certain medicines though he was already consulting doctors in Mumbai and said these medicines were issued in a “conspiracy with a doctor’’ on a ‘false prescription’ and given to Sushant alleging that the medicines “may result in chronic anxiety attack and resulted in his suicide’’ and “abetment’’. The sisters have alleged that the Bandra police and Rhea’s actions are “unreasonable and arbitrary’’ and the FIR makes out no case against them and “deserves to be set aside.”

The petition says she has “conveniently changed her stand during and is claiming that Sushant was a ‘drug addict’. The petition says the FIR could not have been filed without first obtaining expert medical opinion since allegations have been made against a doctor too and argues that “only an expert is actually required to determine whether alleged prescribed medicine is actually clonazepam.’’

The FIR is malicious and a counter blast alleged the sisters, narrating how their brother’s whose well-being they were concerned about, was tragically found dead on June 14 and the Mumbai police “declared it as ‘suicide’ and how their father was forced to file an FIR in Bihar due to “inaction” in Mumbai.

The sisters said the FIR is “tarnishing their image” and alleged that while Mumbai police initially never filed any FIR in the death, was now trying to support Rhea and attempting to “”derail and influence the the ongoing CBI investigation in the death of Sushant.”

The HC bench headed by Justice S S Shinde heard the matter and posted it after a week to October 13 finding “no urgency”, passing no orders as Rhea’s counsel sought time to appear and file a reply to oppose. It has not been a month since the FIR was lodged.

“The SC on 19th August 2020, to ensure public confidence in the Investigation and to do complete justice in the matter of Sushant’s Death Case considered it appropriate to accord approval for the ongoing CBI investigation into the Case Registered at Patna and directed transfer of any case registered on the death of SSR into the circumstances of his unnatural death to CBI,” said Rhea’s advocate Satish Maneshinde on Tuesday.

He added, “The Bandra Police registered a case on the allegations of Rhea Chakraborty against the Sisters of SSR in relation to illegal administration of medicines on the basis of Forged Prescription which could be the Cause of SSR Death and transferred it on 9th Sept 2020 to the CBI as per the orders of the SC. Therefore the family also stands to face investigations in the case.”

The CBI is independently and impartially investigating both the cases. The CBI is supposed to be an insulated and free from any interference added Maneshinde. He also said “It is very disturbing to read such information in the Media as attempts are being made to get a pre-determined result in the case.”

“Any further attempts to interfere and tampering in the investigations would be brought to the notice of the appropriate courts,” said Rhea’s lawyer Maneshinde.

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