Mumbai police helping Rhea Chakraborty, Bihar govt tells Supreme Court

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Rhea Chakraborty
Rhea Chakraborty

Mumbai : The Bihar government had accused the Mumbai police of helping Rhea Chakraborty and hampering its investigations into the Sushant Singh Rajput case, in a statement to the Supreme Court

Arguing against the Rhea's petition to transfer the case filed by Sushant Singh Rajput's family in Patna to Maharashtra, the Bihar government said, Rhea Chakraborty has given no proof that the Patna police is biased against her.

Rhea has challenged Patna Police's jurisdiction in the investigations following Sushant Singh Rajput's death on June 14. The actor's death was suicide, says the Mumbai police, which is investigating whether he was driven by clinical depression and ugly rivalries in the film industry.

However, the Patna police launched a new investigation after Sushant Singh Rajput's father filed a complaint accusing Rhea Chakraborty, for his suicide, taking his money and harassing him. 

The Bihar government told the Supreme Court that Patna police does have jurisdiction in the case because the complaint is by Sushant Singh Rajput's father KK Singh, who is from Patna.

"In the present case the victim is the informant, Krishna Kishore Singh who has lost his young son due to the act committed by the accused persons including the petitioner," it said in the affidavit.

The Patna Police had examined the bank accounts of Sushant Singh Rajput without any cooperation from the Mumbai Police, it said.

"The case is sensitive and has interstate implications, so a CBI probe was recommended," further said the Bihar government.

Mumbai police has been forcibly quarantining IPS officer Vinay Tiwary, and it was hindrance of investigations, given that the other members of the Special Investigation Team from Patna were not quarantined, Bihar complained. While the officer was allowed to go today.