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Bombay High Court Nullifies LOCs Against Rhea Chakraborty, Her Brother Showik, and Father in Sushant Singh Rajput Case

The Bombay High Court has nullified the look-out circulars (LOCs) issued against Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik Chakraborty, and their father Indrajit, an army veteran, in connection to the Sushant Singh Rajput case. According to a report in Live Law India, the court critically examined the Central Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI) justification, questioning the automatic issuance of LOCs upon filing of an FIR. The ruling was delivered by Justice Revati Mohite Dere and Manjusha Deshpande.

As reported by PTI, the CBI’s plea for a stay on the order faced a setback as the High Court bench turned down the request. Following the discovery of Sushant Singh Rajput’s untimely demise at his residence in June 2020, the Mumbai police initiated an investigation after filing an Accidental Death report. Subsequently, Rajput’s father alleged abetment to suicide against Rhea Chakraborty and her family members in Bihar.

Both Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik Chakraborty were arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau in connection with a drugs-related case linked to Sushant Singh Rajput in 2020. They were later granted bail.

The CBI assumed control of the investigation and issued Lookout Circulars (LOCs) against Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik, and their father in August 2020. Furthermore, in September 2023, the High Court temporarily suspended the LOC against Rhea’s brother, Showik, allowing him to travel overseas.

The Bombay High Court’s decision to quash the look-out circulars has sparked renewed interest and debate surrounding the complex and high-profile Sushant Singh Rajput case. The court’s scrutiny of the automatic issuance of LOCs upon FIR registration has drawn attention to the legal and procedural aspects of such actions, raising important questions about the balance between individual rights and law enforcement protocols.

The case has garnered significant public and media attention, with various developments and legal proceedings unfolding over time. The involvement of multiple investigative agencies and the intersection of legal jurisdictions have contributed to the intricate and evolving nature of the case, further fueling public interest and speculation.

Ziya Khan


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