Actress Rhea Chakraborty on Tuesday requested the Bombay High Court to dismiss a petition filed by late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's two sisters to quash the FIR lodged against them for forging and procuring fake medical prescription for their brother.
Chakraborty has been accused of abetting the suicide of Rajput, who was her boyfriend. Rhea has filed an affidavit in the HC on Tuesday opposing Rajput's sisters Priyanka Singh and Meetu Singh's plea and said the allegations against them are serious.
Chakraborty also said since the probe in the case aginst Rajput's sisters is at a nascent stage, time needs to be given to the investigating agency.
In the affidavit filed through her advocate Satish Maneshinde, the actress said a forged and fake medical prescription was used to help Rajput procure medicines that are banned under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.
"Rajput died merely five days after he obtained the said prescription, wherein he was unlawfully prescribed psychotropic substances at the behest of his sister (Priyanka) and Dr Tarun Kumar," Chakraborty said in her affidavit.
It needs to be investigated whether Rajput consumed the medicines prescribed, which may have contributed to his death and/or further deteriorated his mental health, the affidavit said.
The petition (of Rajput's sisters) should be dimissed, it said.
The petition came up before a division bench of Justices S S Shinde and M S Karnik which posted it for further hearing November 4 after both the CBI and the Mumbai Police, which had registered the FIR, sought time to file their affidavits.
The Bandra police on September 7 lodged the FIR against Rajput's sisters and Dr Tarun Kumar of the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in Delhi, who signed the medical prescription.
Rajput''s sisters in their petition filed on October 6 sought the case to be quashed and by way of interim relief prayed for a direction to the CBI, to whom the case was handed over by the city police, not to take any coercive steps against them.
Rajput (34) was found hanging at his residence in suburban Bandra on June 14 this year.