Sushant Singh Rajput's face revealed he was innocent says Bombay HC while hearing plea by sisters
The Bombay High Court on Thursday reserved its verdict in the petition filed by actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s sisters to quash an FIR filed against them by the Mumbai police for allegedly forging and procuring a fake medical prescription for their brother, according to a report.
The FIR was filed based on actor Rhea Chakraborty’s complaint against Rajput’s sisters Priyanka Singh and Mitu Singh. Chakraborty has alleged that Rajput’s sisters used a fabricated medical prescription to help him procure medicines banned under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, only a few days before his death. She also named a doctor of the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in Delhi, Tarun Kumar, who allegedly signed the prescription.
For the unversed, Rhea Chakraborty, who is now out on bail had filed a complaint on September 7 against Sushant Singh Rajput’s sisters Priyanka, Meetu and a doctor from Delhi’s Ram Manohar Lohia hospital for allegedly getting the Kedarnath actor drugs without consultation.
Earlier, Sushant’s family lawyer Vikas Singh had claimed that medicines could have been referred to by doctors through telemedicine as per the ICMR telemedicine guidelines and said this was the main part that is being investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation.
During the hearing on Thursday, the bench of Justices SS Shinde and MS Karnik praised Rajput’s work in MS Dhoni: The Untold Story and said that the actor’s face showed he was a good human being.
The court also heard all the sides before it reserved its verdict. Senior Advocate Vikas Singh, who appeared for the sisters, said there was an inordinate delay in filing the FIR, according to a report.
Chakraborty’s counsel Satish Maneshinde sought to dismiss the sisters’ plea and said that “dangerous cocktail of drugs and narcotic substances and medicines” could have led to Rajput’s death.
Rajput was found dead in his apartment in Mumbai on June 14. The case was initially investigated by the Mumbai police but is now under the Central Bureau of Investigation and other central agencies.