Sushant Singh Rajput's father filed an FIR against Rhea Chakraborty and five others, alleging abetment of suicide and much more, in Patna while the actor's investigation was being conducted by Mumbai Police. In response to this, Rhea filed a petition in the Supreme Court, requesting transfer of the case from Patna to Mumbai.
In the petition, Rhea further stated that the allegations made by Sushant's father K.K. Singh are 'false and concocted with ulterior motive.' She denied those allegations and mentioned that K.K. Singh has substantial influence in Patna, and therefore may be able to mobilize the investigation with the help of local authorities. She expressed her fears of not being able to get a fair and just trial in this regard.
"In peculiar facts and circumstances of the present case, the petitioner has been falsely implicated in the present case filed by at the instance of Krishna Kishore Singh," read her petition.
She also stated that she was in a live-in relationship with Sushant for a year, and has been in trauma post his demise. Sushant was found hanging in his apartment on June 14, 2020. She claimed that he was battling depression.
"He committed suicide on the morning of June 14 at his Bandra residence by hanging himself. The petitioner was summoned and she had visited the Bandra police station on various occasions and her statement was recorded under Section 175 of CrPC," it added.
Rhea also mentioned in the petition that she has been receiving rape and murder threats since Sushant's demise. She has lodged a complaint with the Mumbai Police regarding the threats.
Regarding this, Rhea wrote in her petition, "The petitioner has filed a complaint at Santa Cruz police station in Mumbai against the death and rape threats. It would be just and expedient, if the transfer of the case is directed from Patna to Mumbai."
In response to Rhea's petition, Sushant's father had filed a caveat in the Supreme Court, seeking to be heard first with regard to the matter of the petition.
On July 26, Sushant's father filed an FIR, in which he alleges Rhea, members of her family, and a couple others of defrauding Sushant of a large sum of money, of keeping him away from his family, confining him, stealing his medical records and threatening to make them public.
Amid the ongoing parallel investigations by the Mumbai Police and the Bihar Police, there are requests for transfer of the case to the CBI. However, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh has said that this will not be done.
A four-member team of the Patna Police is currently in Mumbai investigating the case. The team has questioned Sushant's ex-girlfriend Ankita Lokhande and sister Mitu Singh.