In a significant development, the Bombay High Court has been approached with a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) that has sent shockwaves through the nation. The PIL, filed by the ‘Supreme Court & High Court Litigants Association of India’ through its President, Sh. Rashid Khan Pathan, demands the immediate arrest and custodial interrogation of Aditya Thackeray, the prominent political figure, in connection with the mysterious deaths of Disha Salian and Sushant Singh Rajput, as well as allegations of child abuse and child trafficking.
The petitioner, in this compelling PIL, has highlighted grave concerns regarding the delayed investigations by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the alleged involvement of certain CBI officials in obstructing the pursuit of justice. The petition lays out a clear roadmap for action and requests the following:
Immediate Custodial Interrogation:
The PIL seeks a directive to the CBI to promptly commence the custodial interrogation of Aditya Thackeray and other relevant individuals. It also demands the submission of a comprehensive report within one month, addressing specific concerns raised in the petition.
FIR Against Guilty Officers:
The petitioner urges the Director of CBI to register an FIR under various sections of the Indian Penal Code against those CBI officials found guilty of acts of omission and commission that facilitated the escape of the accused from the clutches of the law.
The petitioner calls upon the Advocate General or any state officer to initiate contempt proceedings against the concerned CBI officials who willfully disregarded and defied specific directions from the Hon’ble Supreme Court in previous cases, notably Rhea Chakraborty v. State of Bihar (2020) 20 SCC 184.
Any Other Appropriate Orders:
The petitioner seeks any other orders deemed just and proper in the interest of justice, equity, and good conscience.
The PIL also requests that the cost of the petition be provided.
Crucial 15 Points Demanding Answers from CBI:
The PIL further underscores 15 critical points that demand immediate attention and responses from the CBI:
1. Investigations concerning mobile location data on June 8, 2020, involving Disha Salian, Aditya Thackeray, Rahul Kamal, Sachin Waze, Suraj Pancholi, Ekta Kapoor, and others within a 100-meter radius.
2. Investigations regarding mobile locations on June 13th and 14th of Sushant Singh Rajput, Rhea Chakraborty, Aditya Thackeray, Arbaz Khan, Sandeep Singh, Showik Chakraborty, and others within the same radius.
3. Details of the investigation into allegations made by Shri. Nitesh Rane regarding child trafficking and child abuse at Sooraj Pancholi’s residence, and its alleged connection with Aditya Thackeray.
4. CCTV footage from nearby societies and traffic surveillance at relevant times to determine the movements of Aditya Thackeray and others, including accompanying police personnel.
5. Details of injuries on Sushant Singh Rajput’s body, including facial injuries and fractures.
6. Investigation into eye-witness accounts of Disha Salian’s murder, as reported by various news channels.
7. Examination of the statement of mortuary attendant Shri. Roopkumar Shah, who conducted the post-mortem on Sushant Singh Rajput.
8. Investigation into the actions of accused police officials who claimed that the Disha Salian case file was deleted.
9. Examination of security guards and society officials regarding the deletion of CCTV footage and attendance registers on June 7th and 8th in the society where Disha was allegedly murdered.
10. Investigation of Dr. Sudhir Gupta and others for allegedly preparing a forged post-mortem report, and verifying contradictory statements made to the media.
11. Details of the investigation into allegations made by Cabinet Minister Shri Narayan Rane, involving Uddhav Thackeray and Aditya Thackeray’s alleged connection to the murder case.
12. Statements from all eye-witnesses present at Sushant Singh Rajput and Disha Salian’s flat on June 14th, 8th, or earlier days.
13. Investigation into the 44 phone calls between Aditya Thackeray and Rhea Chakraborty on the day of Sushant Singh Rajput’s murder.
14. Details of calls between Rhea Chakraborty and Aditya Thackeray and others on June 7th and 8th, 2020, and investigation into why Rhea left Sushant’s home on the day of Disha Salian’s murder.
15. Investigation into Aditya Thackeray’s claim that he was in the hospital to visit his grandfather on the day of Disha’s murder and his alleged lack of association with Rhea Chakraborty.
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The filing of this PIL in the Bombay High Court marks a significant moment in the ongoing investigations surrounding the deaths of Disha Salian and Sushant Singh Rajput, as well as the grave allegations of child abuse and trafficking. As the nation eagerly awaits the response from the court and the CBI, this case continues to draw widespread attention and raises important questions about the pursuit of justice in India. Stay tuned for further updates on this developing story.