CBI to Investigate Sushant Singh Rajput’s Death as Centre Accepts Bihar Government’s Request
The Centre has accepted Bihar Government’s request for a Central Bureau of Investigation probe in the Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the Supreme Court on Wednesday. “Union of India has in principle accepted the request by Bihar to have a CBI probe. Notification regarding the same will be issued by end of day today,” Mehta said.
The recommendation of a CBI probe was made by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday after father of the late actor accused the Mumbai Police of negligence when he complained about a threat to his son’s life in February.
Meanwhile, the Maharashtra government opposed the call for a central agency probe and told the SC that the FIR filed in Patna is politically motivated.
Mumbai Police is investigating Sushant’s death case ever since he was found dead in his apartment in Mumbai on June 14.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday, the Supreme Court was hearing a petition by actress Rhea Chakraborty, who has been accused of the abetment of suicide by Sushant’s father KK Singh. The actress is seeking the transfer of Singh’s FIR from Patna to Mumbai.
The Apex Court directed Bihar, Maharashtra, the Centre and Sushant’s father to file a response to Rhea’s plea in three days.
The Mumbai Police say Sushant was suffering from depression and committed suicide because of the pressure from within the industry. They have questioned over 50 people in the case.
The Mumbai Police have been asked for a status report by the top court. “The truth behind the actor’s death should come out,” the SC said.
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