On Friday, the Central government moved the Supreme Court seeking to become a party to the petition filed by actor Rhea Chakraborty who had challenged the FIR registered against her in Bihar in relation to the Sushant Singh Rajput death case.
According to the reports, the Central government stated that in the interest of justice it wants to be heard in the case and that it will not cause prejudice to any party in the transfer petition.
“Transfer of Patna FIR to CBI in Sushant Rajput death case makes Centre a necessary and proper party to actress Rhea’s plea,” the government told SC on Friday.
While on Thursday, the CBI filed a case against Chakraborty and her family members, Rhea had filed a plea in the Supreme Court, for which the apex court has sought replies from the Maharashtra and Bihar governments.
Actress and Sushant Singh’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty who has been considered to be the main accused in the late actor’s mysterious death, has moved the Supreme Court seeking transfer of the investigation from Bihar to Mumbai, wherein Sushant’s father KK Singh has filed an FIR in Bihar alleging Rhea for abetment of suicide. Rhea stated to the top court that while she is still in deep trauma due to the sudden demise of Sushant, she has been receiving many rape and death threats. She added that her anguish is further multiplied due to the constant media glare, the case has been receiving.
“In peculiar facts and circumstances of the present case, the petitioner has been falsely implicated in the present case filed by at the instance of Krishna Kishore Singh,” read the plea filed by Rhea.
Meanwhile, the Bihar government has earlier today told the Supreme Court that the transfer petition filed by Rhea is ‘misconceived and not maintainable’.
As per reports, Rhea has been accused of misappropriating funds to the tune of Rs 15 crore from the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s bank account. A money laundering case was lodged against Rhea by the ED after Sushant’s father, KK Singh, filed an FIR accusing her of cheating and siphoning off the late actor’s funds for her and her family’s personal expenses.