Sushant Singh Rajput case: Rhea moves Supreme Court for transfer of probe to Mumbai
The actress has reportedly filed the petition electronically.
After Sushant Singh Rajput's father K.K. Singh lodged an FIR against Rhea Chakraborty in Patna, accusing her of cheating and threatening his son, who passed away last month, the actress on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court seeking transfer of the investigation to Mumbai.
Rhea's lawyer Satish Maneshinde said his client has electronically filed a petition in the Supreme Court, seeking transfer of investigation from Patna to Mumbai where an investigation in connection with the actor's death is already in progress. Maneshinde, however, refused to share the contents of the petition.
Sushant and Rhea were in a relationship before the actor's death on June 14. Sushant's father has levelled various allegations against Rhea, including extortion and threats. Sushant's family has also accused Rhea of keeping him away from his family.
Sushant's first cousin and former BJP MLA from Bihar's Chhatapur, Neeraj Kumar Singh, said the FIR has been filed after the family somehow overcame the shock of the untimely and sudden demise of the young actor, and after various things came to their knowledge.
"The whole family was in shock after the incident. Many things have come to our knowledge now, so we have filed an FIR at the Rajiv Nagar police station," Singh said. He also added that a team of Bihar Police has reached Mumbai and is investigating the matter now.
The FIR filed in Patna is the formal complaint lodged after Sushant's death. Earlier, the Mumbai Police had registered an accidental death report (ADR) on June 14, after the actor's death.
The ADR was filed under Section 174 of the Criminal Procedure Code. No formal complaint was registered in connection with Sushant's death until the late actor's father registered the FIR in Patna.