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Sridevi death probe request rejected

Judges dismiss petition that claimed the actress’ death was a matter of national interest

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The Delhi High Court on Friday refused to entertain a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) for an investigation into the death of veteran Bollywood actress Sridevi, saying the authorities in India and Dubai have already looked into the incident.

A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar dismissed the petition that had claimed that the actor’s death was a matter of national interest.

The plea was submitted by Uttar Pradesh native Sunil Singh, who claims to have acted in and directed a few movies and runs cinemas and visual-effect studios.

He has said in his petition that he was in Dubai on a family vacation from February 20 to February 26 when he came to know of Sridevi’s death.

The actor had died on February 24 due to accidental drowning in her hotel bathtub.

The petitioner has alleged that after he spoke to hotel staff, officials at the hospital where the actress was taken, and others associated with the incident, he had received information that was contrary to what was reported in the media.

Due to this, he had filed the petition for a probe into her death, it said.

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