The Bihar government on Friday (August 7) filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court stating that the transfer petition filed by actress Rhea Chakraborty, who is accused of criminal conspiracy and abetment of suicide in Sushant Singh Rajput death case, is ‘misconceived and not maintainable’.
The affidavit, filed by Bihar SSP, has named Rhea as prime accused in the Sushant death case and accused the actress and her family of coming in contact with the ‘Kedarnath’ star with a sole intention of grabbing his money. It also states that the actress painted a false picture of his mental illness and claimed that she took Sushant to her house and used to give her an overdose of medicines.
The affidavit states that while Mumbai Police did not cooperate with the Bihar Police which had gone to the city to probe Sushant’s death case, it observed that the team found several leads in the investigation.
Rhea was summoned to appear before the Enforcement Directorate on Friday in a separate money laundering case related to Sushant death case. However, advocate Satush Manshinde in a statement said that the actress has sought postponement of her interrogation and recording of her statement in the matter till the Supreme Court concludes its hearing on her petition. The ED, meanwhile, has rejected her request of exempting her from appearing before the agency.
The ED is probing financial angle in Sushant’s death case and has named Rhea under the PMLA after an FIR was registered against her by Sushant’s father at a Patna police station. Singh had alleged financial irregularities in bank accounts of the Patna-born Rajput (34), who was found hanging in his suburban Bandra residence on June 14.
The ED had on July 31 registered a money laundering case against Chakraborty and her family and directed her to appear before the central agency’s Mumbai office on Friday (August 7).
The agency had on Thursday interrogated Rhea’s manager and co-associate Samuel Miranda for nearly 10 hours in the case. The agency had also summoned her former manager Shruti Modi in the case.
The CBI had on August 6 registered a case against Rhea and five others, including her brother and parents, in Sushant’s death case after the central government accepted the Bihar government’s probe request in the matter.
As per sources, Rhea was last seen on August 1, when she left her home with her family, as per her building watchman.
An Earthquake of Magnitude 4.9 felt in Nepal, India and China
An earthquake of Magnitude 4.9 hit Nepal, India, and China at around 03.00 pm IST. Tremors were felt in Nepal with light tremors in some cities like Muzaffarpur, Hajipur, and Patna in the Indian state of Bihar.
The epicenter is said to be 10 km from Phulpingkatti in Nepal. More updates are awaited.
London Bridge Down: Death of Queen Elizabeth brings a moment of reckoning for Britain
LONDON: Queen Elizabeth II has died in Scotland aged 96 after battling health problems since last October, the Royal Family announced Thursday. Doctors had placed the queen under medical supervision at Balmoral Castle, her estate in the Scottish Highlands.
Buckingham Palace has just released the following statement: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”
Her close family rushed to her bedside as doctors grew “concerned” about her health on Thursday, Buckingham Palace said. Her grandson and his wife, Harry and Meghan Markle – who had a public showdown with the Palace, flew in from Canada.
According to news agency AFP, the Queen pulled out of a planned meeting with her senior political advisors on Wednesday, after being told to rest. The previous day she had audiences at Balmoral – her Scottish Highlands retreat, with outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson and appointed his successor, Liz Truss.
In recent months, the Queen appeared visibly frail and had a series of withdrawals from public engagements. She had taken to walking with a stick and was also seen touring the Chelsea Flower Show in a motorized buggy.
In June, the UK came together for the Platinum Jubilee celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of the Queen’s accession to the British throne. Her husband, Prince Phillip, died last year at the age of 99, two months before his 100th birthday.
Queen Elizabeth II’s tenure as head of state spanned post-war austerity, the transition from empire to Commonwealth, the end of the Cold War and the UK’s entry into – and withdrawal from – the European Union.
Her reign spanned 15 prime ministers starting with Winston Churchill, born in 1874, and including Liz Truss, born 101 years later in 1975, and appointed by the Queen earlier this week. She held weekly audiences with her prime minister throughout her reign.
Bharat Ratna awardee and true gem Lata Mangeshkar Ji is no more
The nightingale of the music industry, Lata Mangeshkar Ji passed away on February 6 at the age of 92 in the Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai. She was born on September 29, 1929. Very few singers have achieved the admiration that she did in her life.
She sang thousands of songs in more than 20 different languages. Not only in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Pakistan, she was also admired and praised in western countries.
PM Modi was among the first ones to share the sad news. “The kind and caring Lata Didi has left us. She leaves a void in our nation that cannot be filled. The coming generations will remember her as a stalwart of Indian culture, whose melodious voice had an unparalleled ability to mesmerise people,” he tweeted.
Apart from Bharat Ratna, she received numerous honors like the Daughter of the Nation award, the Legion of Honour award from the French government, and many more. Lata Mangeshkar truly was a gift that India will never cease cherishing.
We at Giveupnot pay our heartly tributes to her and wish that “unki aatma ko sadgati prapt ho”, OM SHANTI.