Patna FIR best be regarded as Zero FIR and transferred to Mumbai: Rhea Chakraborty
Rhea Chakraborty in her written submissions in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case told the Supreme Court on
Rhea Chakraborty in her written submissions in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case told the Supreme Court on Thursday that the Patna FIR of July 25, could at best be regarded as a zero FIR and transferred to the Mumbai Police.
She also insisted that Rajput's father has made baseless allegations against her. The apex court has already reserved the verdict on Rhea's transfer plea.
"A plain reading of the subject FIR is clearly indicative of the fact that no such consequence of such alleged act has ensued within the State of Bihar. The maximum that may be done in such instance, is for the FIR to be registered as a "Zero FIR" and the same may be forwarded to the police station having jurisdiction over the matter," said Rhea in the written submissions.
Rhea contended that the investigations in Bihar are "totally illegal and such illegal proceedings cannot be transferred to the CBI in a present manner by way of illegal executive orders".
"The Petitioner has no objection if the transfer of investigation to CBI is done in exercise of powers conferred upon this court under Article 142 of the Constitution of India. Otherwise, the present transfer from Bihar Police to CBI as is done is total without jurisdiction and contrary to law," said the written submission. She argued that transfer of investigation to CBI at the behest of Bihar Police is whole without jurisdiction.
"Admittedly, the case registered by the Bihar Police was transferred to the CBI for the reasons of a)' sensitivity' and b) 'inter-state ramifications'. The concept of sensitivity is alien to criminal jurisprudence. There is not even a remote whisper of any material to support the theory of 'inter-state ramification'. The offence if at all, as alleged is completely within the jurisdiction of Mumbai even as per the ED," said the written submission. (IANS)