The Bombay High Court today quashed the complaint registered by the Mumbai Police against Meetu Singh, sister of late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
However, the complaint against the other sister, Priyanka Singh, will continue to be probed, the Court ruled. In this light, the First Information Report (FIR), which also names Priyanka Singh and Dr Tarun Kumar as accused, survives, the Court held.
"There is prima facie case found against Priyanka Singh and there should not be any impediment against investigation against her", a bench comprising Justices SS Shinde and MS Karnik observed.
The Court said that the FIR will survive as regards Priyanka Singh and Dr Tarun Kumar of Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital Delhi, on whose prescription the medicines were allegedly procured for Sushant by Priyanka Singh.
While reserving the judgment on January 7, Justice Shinde made an oral observation that “from his (Rajput’s) face, one can make out that he was innocent and sober and very good human being. Even in MS Dhoni, everybody liked him especially in that film.”
In her complaint on the basis of which the FIR was filed, actress Rhea Chakraborty had alleged that the sisters conspired with Dr. Tarun Kumar to obtain a false prescription for administering banned medicines to the late Sushant Singh Rajput.
Challenging an FIR registered on the basis of this complaint before the Bombay High Court, the sisters claimed that the FIR was lodged to “concoct a whole new story entirely different from the statements made” by Chakraborty before the Supreme Court and media platforms.
They sought investigation into the malicious and malafide activities of the Mumbai Police and the Maharashtra government, for which they have sought damages under public law.