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    Sushant Singh Rajput's death: Bihar court rejects case filed against Salman Khan, Karan Johar & Ekta Kapoor

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    The court said that the matter lay outside its jurisdiction.

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    Bollywood bigwigs like Salman Khan (top right), and Karan Johar (bottom right), among others, were accused of abetment to actor Sushant Singh Rajput's suicide.
    MUZAFFARPUR (BIHAR): A Bihar court on Wednesday dismissed a petition seeking 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 local advocate Sudhir Kumar Ojha, pointing out that the matter lay outside the courts jurisdiction.

    In the petition filed barely three days after the 34 years old actor was found hanging from the ceiling of his Mumbai residence on June 14, Ojha had also named among "witnesses" Bollywood stormy petrel Kangana Ranaut who came out with a couple of angry messages blaming nepotism and favouritism in the film industry for the tragedy.

    Directors like Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Ekta Kapoor​ were also named in the petition.
    Directors like Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Ekta Kapoor were also named in the petition.

    A serial litigant, who has in the recent past come up with petitions against top film and political personalities and even foreign heads of states, few of which went beyond the admission stage, Ojha remained unfazed by the CJMs order.

    "I will challenge the CJMs decision before the district court. Bihar is in pain over the death of Sushant Singh Rajput. We must act to bring those, who drove a jovial young man like him to take such an extreme step, to justice", he told reporters.

    Quite a few film personalities, especially those from Bihar, have expressed apprehensions about foul play in the Patna-born actors death and sought a CBI inquiry.

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

    Sushant Singh Rajput death: Mumbai Police to question Sanjay Leela Bhansali today

    Popular filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali will be questioned by Mumbai police on Monday in relation to actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death by suicide. The police have so far recorded the statements of at least 29 people in connection with the case related to the death of the 34-year-old actor last month, which left millions of his fans shocked. It is likely that Bhansali will be asked about his plans to cast the late actor in his 2013 release 'Goliyon ki Rasleela Ram-Leela', which didn't materialise due to Rajput's contract with Yash Raj Films.

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    2 Comments on this Story

    vivek menon28 days ago
    it is NOT a suicide. SSR's death is a cold blooded murder
    Rewarding India28 days ago
    sorry folks...judiciary is sold out...
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