Prior to her arrest, Rhea Chakraborty had filed an FIR with Bandra Police against SSR’s sisters, Priyanka Singh and Mitu Singh and Dr Tarun Kumar, an associate professor of cardiology from Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, for abetting suicide, cheating, forgery and criminal conspiracy.
This case was also transferred to CBI as per Supreme Court’s orders. SSR’s sisters have now moved Bombay High Court to quash Rhea’s FIR.
As reported by Mumbai Mirror, NDTV and TOI, Rhea has accused them of allegedly preparing a ‘fake prescription’ of medicines for anxiety for Sushant. She also alleged that meds given by SSR’s sister combined with the joint given to him by his househelp may have led to the actor’s chronic anxiety attack and resulted in his suicide.
In response, SSR’s sisters have cited discrepancies in Rhea’s complaint, saying it was ‘an afterthought and only filed to digress the investigation’ of SSR death case. They also pointed out the 91-day delay in registering FIR; the medicines were prescribed on June 8, the day Sushant asked Rhea to leave his house, and the complaint was lodged on September 7.
The sisters have sought a stay on the FIR till the case is heard as well as damages for a ‘malafide FIR’.
Their petition said the FIR didn’t make out any cognisable offence. The sisters also said there was no evidence that the prescribed medicine was administered to Sushant.
“The drugs that have sought to be allegedly given by Dr Tarun Kumar are not banned drugs. There is no evidence to show the medicine prescribed was administered to Sushant Singh Rajput or anyone else. There is nothing in the FIR to suggest that the petitioners had used the prescription to buy the alleged drugs from any third party or induced it to Sushant Singh Rajput.” the plea said.
The sisters have accused Rhea of filing the FIR for ‘ulterior motives to frame them’. Their plea alleged that Rhea Chakraborty was tarnishing Sushant Singh Rajput’s image by suggesting he was suffering from mental illnesses and was a drug addict.
They have accused Mumbai Police of malafide prosecution as well.
However, the HC bench headed by Justice S S Shinde heard the matter and adjourned it to October 13, stating there is “no urgency”. It hasn’t passed any orders as Rhea’s counsel Maneshinde sought time to appear and file a reply to oppose. It has not been a month since the FIR was lodged.