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Rhea Chakraborty, girlfriend of deceased actor Sushant Singh Rajput, has submitted before the Supreme Court that while she has no objection to a CBI enquiry into the death of the actor per se, she was against the “illegal manner” in which an executive order was issued to start it.

She has said that her objection was to the manner in which the investigation has been transferred from Bihar Police to the CBI without (any care for) jurisdiction, which is contrary to the law.

She has also submitted in her plea that “the said transfer has been undertaken solely with the motive of rendering the instant petition infructuous.”

Submitting that the courts in Bihar do not have lawful jurisdiction in the matter, the petitioner (Rhea) has stated that Section 177 of CrPC categorically states that the case should be investigated into and be dealt with by the court. Even on a reading of the FIR, no part of the offence has taken place in Bihar. Even the FIR alleges that all acts have happened only in Mumbai and as such Patna (Bihar) has only been mentioned as it is the Complainant’s residence.

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