Bihar court dismisses plea of registering case against Bollywood celebs

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A Bihar court on Wednesday dismissed a petition searching for registration of cases against Bollywood bigwigs like Salman Khan, Ekta Kapoor, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Karan Johar for allegedly abetting actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide, citing jurisdictional limitations.

Chief Judicial Magistrate of Muzaffarpur Mukesh Kumar dismissed the petition filed by native advocate Sudhir Kumar Ojha, stating that the matter lay exterior the court’s jurisdiction.

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In the petition filed barely three days after the 34 years previous actor was discovered hanging from the ceiling of his Mumbai residence on June 14, Ojha had also named amongst “witnesses” Bollywood stormy petrel Kangana Ranaut who came out with a few indignant messages blaming nepotism and favouritism in the movie business for the tragedy.

A serial litigant, who has in the latest past provide you with petitions against the highest movie and political personalities and even international heads of states, few of which went past the admission stage, Ojha remained unfazed by the CJMs order.

“I’ll problem the CJMs choice before the district court. Bihar is in ache over the loss of life of Sushant Singh Rajput. We should act to deliver these, who drove a jovial younger man like him to take such an excessive step, to justice”, he informed reporters.

Quite a number of movie personalities, particularly these from Bihar, have expressed apprehensions about foul play in the Patna-born actor’s loss of life and sought a CBI inquiry.

These include Shekhar Suman and singer-turned- politician and BJP MP Manoj Tiwari.

.ByPTI| Updated: July 8, 2020 11:46 PM IST

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