Rhea’s mortuary visit gets Cooper hospital ‘Show-cause notice’; BMC, Police are yet to receive it: SHRC

Shobhit Kalra August 26, 2020
Rhea’s mortuary visit gets Cooper hospital ‘Show-cause notice’; BMC, Police are yet to receive it: SHRC
Rhea’s mortuary visit gets Cooper hospital ‘Show-cause notice’; BMC, Police are yet to receive it: SHRC

As Sushant Singh Rajput’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty is the prime accused in the late actor’s father FIR, her mortuary visit at the Cooper hospital had earned concerned authorities a lot of backlash. Now when the case has been investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) along with Enforcement Directorate under PMLA and now the Narcotics Control Bureau over new drug angle, the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has also come into picture reportedly after sending a show-cause notice to the Cooper hospital for granting mortuary access to the actress and her family while the postmortem was being conducted.

The SHRC Chief, MA Sayeed not only showed concern over several video clips showing Rhea visiting the mortuary but also sent a show-cause notice to hospital Dean to explain under what circumstances Rhea and her family were given permission. The Chief also stated to treat the matter as urgent and asserted that the registrar of the SHRC’s legal wing will check the provisions, under what circumstances the outsiders were allowed in the hospital mortuary premises. Sayeed has listed all the probes for August 31.

For unversed, the ‘Jalebi’ actress was reportedly seen leaving the hospital premises with three others on June 14. However, as per rules, only immediate family members of the deceased are given permission to enter mortuary.

Taking the cognizance of the incident, the SHRC officer claimed to follow legal proceedings against guilty and that even police and BMC will face legal consequences if found culpable of negligence and will also be sent a show-cause notice.

Talking about the delay in SHRC probe, the officer revealed that as there was a conflict of jurisdiction between Bihar and Mumbai Police, it took a while for SHRC to start a parallel investigation in the case. He further said that as the CBI has been granted permission to probe Sushant’s death, they could also go ahead with it.

Meanwhile, after ED has tracked down Rhea’s WhatsApp chats to some associates hinting at actress alleged drug taking and dealing, the case has now also involved Narcotics Control Bureau, which will soon launch its investigation for the same.