The Supreme Court on Monday asked the petitioner seeking a court-monitored Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry into the death of celebrity manager Disha Salian to withdraw the plea. The Apex Court also asked the petitioner to first approach the Bombay High Court with it.
Salian reportedly died after falling from the 14th floor of a building on June 8 in Mumbai. The 28-year-old had reportedly been battling with depression. She was known to have worked with actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Rajput was found dead in his apartment on June 14, six days after his former manager's death. A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde has refused to go ahead with the plea in the Apex Court.
Court asks to withdraw the plea
“Why don’t you go to the Bombay High Court? They know the case and they will take an informed decision and then you may come here if there is any difficulty,” the bench, which also had Justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian, told the petitioner’s counsel.
According to the petition, which was filed by advocate Puneet Dhanda, there's a connection between Salian’s death and that of Rajput, which is now being investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation. Urging for a probe into the matter, the plea stressed that both the deaths are interconnected as they occurred under suspicious circumstances. DNA India reported, that Salian’s post mortem report had revealed that she had unnatural head injuries due to the falling of a high-rise building.
“You may be having a case or not. But why are you not going to the high court. What is wrong with the Bombay High Court. They know all officers and they have evidences. Come here if you have a problem,” the bench said to the advocate appeared before the court on Monday.
According to the plea, “…after the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, various rumours and conspiracy theories have been linked between the deaths of Disha and Sushant, because both died in suspicious circumstances and at the peak of their successful professional career.” Meanwhile, in Sushant Singh Rajput's death case, a recent forensic report by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) confirmed that Rajput died by suicide. The board ruled out the murder in the case.
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