Rhea Chakraborty is not absconding, clarifies lawyer

Earlier reports claimed she went missing after Sushant Singh Rajput's father lodged FIR

Entertainment Desk August 04, 2020

Bollywood actor Rhea Chakraborty’s advocate has recently refuted Bihar Police’s claim that she was “missing”, adding that she did not receive any summons from them to begin with, according to the Hindustan Times.

Sushant Singh Rajput's father had lodged an FIR against Chakraborty last week for allegedly abetting his suicide. Bihar Police earlier said their team had failed to locate Chakraborty.

However, her advocate Satish Maneshinde in a statement on Monday said, “The contention of Bihar police that Rhea is missing is not correct. Till today, no notice or summons have been received from the Bihar police.” He further added that Chakraborty’s statement had already been recorded by the Mumbai Police.“She has cooperated with the police as and when called,” he said.

In his statement Maneshinde reiterated that the Bihar Police do not have the jurisdiction to probe the case and hence, Chakraborty has filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking transfer of the case to Mumbai.

Rajput, 34, was found hanging at his apartment in suburban Bandra on June 14. The Mumbai Police had registered an Accidental Death Report (ADR) and an investigation is underway in the case.

The police recorded statements of 56 people till the filing of this report, including Rajput’s sisters, Chakraborty and some other film personalities. A Bihar Police team is also in Mumbai for probing the ‘abetment to suicide’ case on the basis of a complaint filed by the late actor’s father in Patna.

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