Maharashtra Government claims Patna FIR in Sushant’s case is “mala fide & illegal”

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After reserving verdict on Rhea Chakraborty’s plea seeking transfer of the FIR regarding Sushant Singh Rajput’s case filed in Patna to Mumbai, the Supreme Court asked all parties involved for written submissions by 13th August. The Government of Maharashtra has filed the required written submission to the top court, stating that proceedings in Bihar have been “mala fide and illegal”.

Maharashtra government has claimed that Bihar has no jurisdiction in the case, since the incident took place outside of Bihar, and does not have the authority to recommend a CBI probe, Times Now reported. Additionally, it is stated that the FIR has been registered under political pressure, “The newspaper reports produced on record state that the Bihar Police were hesitating for registration of the FIR but the Chief Minister of Bihar and another minister had persuaded them to register it. Thus, it is submitted that the registration of the FIR at Rajeev Nagar Police Station, Patna, Bihar, was politically motivated and due to extraneous reasons.”

Meanwhile, the Enforcement Directorate is still investigating the finances of Singh Rajput to determine any signs of money laundering.

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