Mumbai: Shiv Sena (UBT) leader and MLA Aaditya Thackeray approached the Bombay High Court seeking to be heard before any order is passed in a PIL demanding a CBI probe in connection with the deaths of actor Sushant Singh Rajput and his former manager Disha Salian.
Thackeray in his application filed on October 13 through an advocate Rahul Arote said the PIL was not maintainable as a probe in the matter was already on by state machinery.
The PIL, filed by the ‘Supreme Court & High Court Litigants Association of India’ through its president, Rashid Khan Pathan, in September this year demanded the immediate arrest and custodial interrogation of Thackeray in connection with the “mysterious” deaths of Disha Salian and Sushant Singh Rajput.
The PIL has not yet been taken up for hearing by the Mumbai HC.
The PIL sought a direction to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe Thackeray, a former Maharashtra minister, and for a comprehensive probe report to be submitted.
Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead in his apartment in suburban Bandra on June 14, 2020. The case was later transferred to the CBI.