A Judge of the Bombay High Court on Thursday praised late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's work in the film "M S Dhoni: The Untold Story" .
The oral remarks were made Justice SS Shinde, who presided the division bench which reserved its verdict on a petition filed by Rajput's sisters - Priyanka Singh and Meetu singh seeking to quash an FIR for alleged forgery.
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 said.
Everybody liked him especially in that M S Dhoni film," the judge added.
The FIR was lodged against Priyanka Singh, Meetu Singh and doctor Tarun Kumar of Delhi's Ram Manohar Lohia hospital by the suburban Bandra police on September 7.
As per the complaint, the sisters and the doctor prepared a forged and fabricated prescription for anti- depressants for their brother.
Rajput, 34, was found dead in his suburban residence on June 14, 2020.
The case is being probed by the CBI. The Bandra police, after registration of the FIR against Rajput's sisters, forwarded the case papers to the CBI.
On Thursday, senior counsel Vikas Singh, appearing on behalf of the sisters, argued that the Telemedicine Practice guidelines permitted a doctor to prescribe medicines after online consultation.
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 said.
Maneshinde added that the CBI should probe the case and if it comes to the conclusion that there is no case, then it can 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 told the court. The bench directed the lawyers to submit their written submissions and reserved its orders.