Late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s sisters Priyanka and Meetu Singh moved the Bombay High Court on Tuesday to quash the FIR filed in opposition to them by actor Rhea Chakraborty.
Advocate Varun Singh representing the sisters appeared earlier than a division Bench of Justices S.S. Shinde and M.S. Karnik. He mentioned the FIR was registered on September 7 and desires to be quashed as it isn’t maintainable.
He mentioned Sushant died on June 14 and Priyanka left his dwelling on June 8. He mentioned there was a information article that mentioned Priyanka together with a health care provider prescribed some medicines to Sushant after which she was booked for abetment of suicide and provisions of Narcotics Drugs Psychotropic Substances Act.
The petition states, “No criminality can be attributed to the petitioners when the cause of action is attributed to the doctor. The FIR has been registered based on a complaint which is wrought with material irregularities and discrepancies. The FIR has been registered after inordinate delay of 90 days without explanation”.
When advocate Satish Maneshinde’s lawyer representing Ms. Chakraborty sought a while as he was earlier than one other Bench, the Court mentioned, “There is no urgency. We don’t want to interfere at this stage”.
The Court then requested if the investigation continues to be happening. Since there was nobody to symbolize the Central Bureau of Investigation, the Bench directed Mr. Singh to serve the company and adjourned the matter for October 13.
The sisters have been booked sections 420 (dishonest and dishonestly inducing supply of property), 464 (making a false doc, 465 (punishment for forgery), 466 (forgery of report of court docket or of public register, and many others), 468 (forgery for goal of dishonest), 474 (having possesion of doc), 306 (abetment of suicide) and 120B (legal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code.
Along with sections 8 (1) – prohibition of sure actions relating to property derived from offence, 21 (punishment for contravention in relation to manufactured medicine and preparation), 22 (punishment for contravention in relation to psychotropic substances) and 29 (punishment for abetment and legal conspiracy) of the NDPS.