The Supreme Court Monday told a petitioner seeking a CBI investigation into the “suspicious” death of Disha Salian, the former manager of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, to first approach the Bombay High Court.
“You may or may not be having a case. But why are you not going to the High Court?” asked Chief Justice S A Bobde.
Salian, 28, died on June 8, allegedly after falling off the 14th floor of a residential building in Mumbai.
Six days later, 34-year-old Rajput was found hanging in his home in the city.
The bench, also comprising Justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramaian, said the Bombay High Court was better acquainted with the facts of the matter.
It added that the petitioner could approach the Supreme Court again if not satisfied with the High Court’s order.
The counsel for petitioner Puneet Kaur Dhanda then withdrew the plea.
The petition filed by Dhanda had said that Rajput and Salian had died under “suspicious circumstances” and at the “peak of their successful professional career…”.
The petition also urged the top court to seek records from the Mumbai Police on the status of the probe into Salian’s death.
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