Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Thursday rejected a plea seeking CBI probe into the death of Sushant Singh Rajput’s former manager Disha Salian.
While dismissing the plea, the HC said that if any person has any information in the case, then he/she can approach the police.
According to a report in Indian Express, the division bench headed by Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice G S Kulkarni stated that the petitioner, a Delhi-based advocate named Puneet Dhanda, had no locus standi (capacity) to file such a petition in Disha’s case.
“Who are you? If there is any foul play in the death of this person Disha Salian, then her family can take appropriate steps as per law,” observed the court.
The HC further said that the Mumbai Police had issued a press note on August 5, which stated that if any person has any information related to Disha’s death, he/ she can approach the police.
“There is nothing on record to show that the petitioner has approached the police. The petitioner has, in fact, directly approached the Supreme Court,” said the court.
Disha, 28, had succumbed to injuries after falling off from the 14th floor of a residential building in Malad, on June 8.
Following the incident, a case of accidental death was registered by the Mumbai Police.
The petitioner’s lawyer, Vineet Dhanda argued in the court that there were several media reports suggesting that Disha was murdered.
“On June 8, Salian was found dead in mysterious circumstances and just a few days later, actor Sushant Singh Rajput, with whom Salian worked in the past, was also found dead at his residence under mysterious circumstances,” argued Dhanda.