SSR Case: Supreme Court dismisses Priyanka Singh’s plea against Bombay HC order keeping Rhea Chakraborty’s FIR alive

On 7 September 2020, Rhea Chakraborty who was accused by Sushant Singh Rajput‘s family of abetting his suicide had lodged a complaint before the Mumbai Police against Sushant’s sister Priyanka Singh. She alleged that Priyanka conspired with Dr Tarun Kumar to get a false prescription. She accused them of forgery under the provisions of the Indian Penal Code, 1860, the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, and the Telemedicine Practice Guidelines 2020. She alleged that Sushant was given a ‘bogus and unlawful prescription’ by his sister that caused his death. Priyanka then requested to quash Rhea’s FIR against her. She had appealed challenging the Bombay High Court order which had kept alive Rhea’s FIR filed against her.

But, the Supreme Court has dismissed Priyanka’s appeal against the Bombay High Court order, as per a report by Bar and Bench.

The case was heard by a Bench of Chief Justice of India SA Bobde and Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian. Singh. Sushant’s family lawyer, Vikas Singh said that no illegal medicines were prescribed by the doctor to Sushant. But, the apex court dismissed the plea, saying that it was not inclined to hear the matter. Priyanka had claimed that the FIR was lodged to “concoct a whole new story entirely different from the statements made” by Rhea before the Supreme Court and media platforms.