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                    sushant singh rajput’s sister

                  SC rejects plea against

                       Bombay HC order

               he  Supreme  Court  on  Friday  rejected  the  petition  filed
               by Sushant Singh Rajput’s sister Priyanka Singh against
        Tthe Bombay High Court order which did not quash Rhea
        Chakraborty’s FIR against her in connection for allegedly provid-
        ing banned medicines to the late actor.
            A three-judge bench of the Apex Court, headed by the Chief
        Justice of India (CJI) Sharad Arvind Bobde and also comprising
        Justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian dismissed the
        petition filed by Priyanka. “We are dismissing the petition,” the
        CJI S A Bobde said.
            Priyanka  Singh,  had  filed  the  petition  before  the  Supreme      Bengali artists perform during ‘Dol Utsav’ ahead of the upcoming
        Court and challenged an FIR registered on the basis of this com-
        plaint before the Bombay High Court.                                      Holi festival, Rajendra Sarowar in Dhanbad on Friday. (ANI Photo)
            She had claimed in her petition, that the FIR was lodged to
        “concoct a whole new story entirely different from the statements            He said that Shukla was given phone tapping approval under
        made” by Chakraborty before the Supreme Court and media  the India Telegram Act for state and national security but she al-
        platforms.                                                               legedly misused it and intercepted phone calls to listen to family
            However, the Bombay High Court had held “There is prima  disputes, political developments and business deals of prominent
        facie case found against Priyanka Singh and there should not be  people.
        any impediment against investigation against her.”                           Addressing a press conference on March 23, Leader of Op-
            A case was registered in September last year against Rajput’s  position and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis had said: “The then
        sisters Priyanka and Meetu for allegedly getting Sushant med- Commissioner of Intelligence Rashmi Shukla had investigated
        icine without a physical consultation. A doctor from Delhi, Dr  the racket and made a comprehensive report and submitted to
        Tarun Kumar was also named in the case.                                  higher authorities. This kind of thing happened during my tenure
            The Supreme Court had, on August 19, directed the CBI to  as well and we had taken appropriate actions in 2017 and the
        probe the case related to the death of Sushant Singh Rajput put- accused were arrested after the raid. In my tenure too, the op-
        ting a stop to the political slugfest between the governments of  eration was carried out by the same intelligence officer Rashmi
        Maharashtra and Bihar over the case.                                     Shukla.”

                       Illegal phone interception                                            Infiltration from Bangladesh

            Mumbai cop misused’ state                                                 Mahua Moitra slams Amit

                               machinery                                                                       Shah

            PS officer Rashmi Shukla is suspected to have leaked a copy                  rinamool Congress Member of Parliament Mahua Moitra
            of her report pertaining to a racket on the transfer of police               on Friday slammed Union Home Minister Amit Shah for
        Iofficials, Maharashtra Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte stated in  This remark of infiltrators eating up the rights and rations of
        his report to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.                           West Bengal and said that Bangladesh residents get both rations
            He also alleged that Shukla had misused the state machinery  and rights back home.
        for illegal phone interception.                                              “Hon’ble HM: “infiltrators eating up rights and rations of WB”
            Kunte said that this is a serious matter and the state can take  Fact 1. GoI unable to give infiltrator numbers to Parliament. Fact
        action against her for allegedly violating the privacy of the people. 2. Bangladesh economy doing better than India - get both rations
            Thackeray had sought the report from Kunte after the Leader  and rights back home. Bengalis share a border and a soul with
        of Opposition and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis alleged that  Bangladesh. STOP your filth,” tweeted TMC MP. Union Home
        the government had suppressed Shukla’s report related to the  Minister and BJP leader Amit Shah on Thursday during the rally
        transfer of police officials in the state.                               in Purulia, West Bengal said that illegal infiltrators were eating
            “IPS Rashmi Shukla is suspected to have leaked office copy of  up the rights and rations of the people of Bengal.
        her report on phone tapping on police transfer racket. If proved,            TMC and BJP are at loggerheads ahead of the Assembly elec-
        she will be liable for stern action,” Kunte said in the report.          tions in West Bengal.
            In  the  ‘fact-finding’  report  submitted  to  Thackeray,  Kunte        The first phase of the assembly polls will be kicked off on
        said that the IPS officer was caught tapping phones illegally and  Saturday. In the first phase, 30 seats covering all assembly con-
        had admitted her mistake. She had apologized saying that her  stituencies from the districts of Purulia and Jhargram and a
        husband has died and her kids were studying so she should be  segment of Bankura, Purba Medinipur and Paschim Medinipur
        given mercy.                                                             will go for polls.

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