The Bombay High Court on Thursday praised late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s work within the movie “MS Dhoni: The Untold Story” and mentioned that one might make out from the actor’s face that he was a good human being. The remarks have been made by a bench of Justices S S Shinde and M S Karnik whereas reserving its verdict on a petition filed by Rajput’s sisters – Priyanka Singh and Meetu Singh- searching for to quash an FIR for alleged forgery and fabrication of a medical prescription for his or her brother.
“Whatever the case…from Sushant Singh Rajput’s face one could make out that he was innocent and sober…and a good human being,” Justice Shinde mentioned.
“Everybody liked him especially in that M S Dhoni film,” the decide added.
The FIR was lodged towards Priyanka Singh, Meetu Singh and physician Tarun Kumar of Delhi’s Ram Manohar Lohia hospital by the suburban Bandra police on September 7 primarily based on a criticism by Rajput’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty.
As per the criticism, the sisters and the physician ready a solid and fabricated prescription for anti-depressants for his or her brother.
Rajput, 34, was discovered lifeless in his suburban residence on June 14, 2020. His father Okay Okay Singh later lodged a case of abetment of suicide and dishonest towards Chakraborty and her relations.
The case is being probed by the CBI. The Bandra police, after registration of the FIR towards Rajput’s sisters, forwarded the case papers to the CBI
as per the instructions from the Supreme Court, which had mentioned that each one circumstances pertaining to the dying of Rajput shall be probed by the CBI.
On Thursday, senior counsel Vikas Singh, showing on behalf of the sisters, argued that the Telemedicine Practice tips permitted a health care provider to prescribe medicines after on-line session. He added that because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Rajput could not go for bodily session.
Singh added that even assuming that such a prescription was procured, there was no proof to point out that Rajput consumed any medicines.
Senior counsel Devdutt Kamat, showing for the Mumbai police, nonetheless, claimed that no on-line session was achieved on this case. He mentioned that the WhatsApp chat between Rajput and his sister from June 8, 2020 clearly reveals that Priyanka Singh procured the prescription with none session between the physician and the affected person.
“The police has evidence to show that an unidentified man went to the OPD of the Ram Manohar Lohia hospital on June 8, 2020 and took a token and later a prescription from the accused doctor Tarun Kumar,” Kamat mentioned.
He added that as per the authorized provisions, the Mumbai police registered FIR after receiving a criticism and forwarded the identical to the CBI.
Advocate Satish Maneshinde, showing for Chakraborty, sought dismissal of the petition and mentioned that one of many circumstances that will have led to Rajput’s dying was the “dangerous cocktail of drugs and narcotic substances and medicines”.
“Rajput was under Rhea’s care for 14 months before June 8, 2020 when he asked her to leave the house. During that period, Rhea ensured that Rajput took his medicines and never mixed them with drugs,” Maneshinde mentioned.
“Rajput’s cook and servant on June 8, 2020 saw the actor roll four joints (drugs) and keep it in a box. On June 14, when the actor was found dead in his room, the box was empty. This has been informed by the servant to the authorities,” he mentioned.
Maneshinde added that the CBI ought to probe the case and if it involves the conclusion that there is no such thing as a case, then it could possibly file a closure report.
“The complainant then has the option to file a protest petition. Quashing the FIR at this stage would be premature,” he informed the courtroom.
The bench directed the attorneys to submit their written submissions and reserved its order.