Rhea Chakraborty to SC: Transfer of Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case from Bihar Police to CBI is totally without jurisdiction
Sushant Singh Rajput‘s death is turning out to be a mystery. With two states police probing his death from different angles, the demand for CBI inquiry by Sushant’s family and fans have strengthened over the past few weeks. The Supreme Court had earlier reserved its judgement on the transfer plea filed by Rhea Chakraborty. The Apex court had asked Sushant’s family, Rhea, Mumbai and Bihar Police to submit a brief note by today. Following which it will announce its verdict.
Now Rhea in her written submission to SC has stated that the FIR filed against her in Patna should be regarded as Zero FIR and transferred to Mumbai Police. Read on to know the details.
According to an IANS report, Rhea Chakraborty in her written submission said, “A plain reading of the subject FIR is clearly indicative of the fact that no such consequence of such alleged act has ensued within the State of Bihar. The maximum that may be done in such instance, is for the FIR to be registered as a “Zero FIR” and the same may be forwarded to the police station having jurisdiction over the matter.”
Rhea in her petition also said that she has no problem with CBI taking over the case but has raised her objection over the manner in which the probe was transferred from Bihar Police to CBI.
“The Petitioner has no objection if the transfer of investigation to CBI is done in exercise of powers conferred upon this court under Article 142 of the Constitution of India. Otherwise, the present transfer from Bihar Police to CBI as is done is totally without jurisdiction and contrary to law. Admittedly, the case registered by the Bihar Police was transferred to the CBI for the reasons of a)’sensitivity’ and b) ‘inter-state ramifications’. The concept of sensitivity is alien to criminal jurisprudence. There is not even a remote whisper of any material to support the theory of ‘inter-state ramification’. The offence if at all, as alleged is completely within the jurisdiction of Mumbai even as per the ED,” her submission further read.
She ended her petition by saying, “The averments in the FIR in no manner indicate how the alleged actions of the Petitioner led to the suicide of the deceased. Thus, the very registration of an FIR based on such contrary facts and baseless allegations without any substance demonstrate the illegality of the entire process. Hence, it is humbly submitted that in such circumstances, no transfer to CBI is mandated or made out and the allegation if any, ought to be investigated under the jurisdiction/supervision of the competent court in Mumbai.”