The centre as we speak knowledgeable the Supreme Court docket that it has accepted the advice of the Bihar authorities for a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation or CBI into the demise of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, escalating politics in a case that’s caught between two states, Bihar and Maharashtra.
The advice had been made by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday, after the daddy of Sushant Singh Rajput accused the Mumbai Police of not reacting when he talked a few risk to his son’s life in February.
The decision for a central company probe was opposed by the Maharashtra authorities within the Supreme Court docket, which stated the First Data Report or FIR filed in Patna is politically motivated and that the Bihar Police doesn’t have any jurisdiction within the case. The demise is being probed by the Mumbai Police, ever since Sushant Singh Rajput was discovered useless in his Mumbai residence on June 14.
The Supreme Court docket, which was as we speak listening to a petition by Sushant Singh Rajput’s pal and actor Rhea Chakraborty searching for the switch of an FIR – from Patna to Mumbai – accusing her of abetting Mr Rajput’s alleged suicide, has directed Bihar, Maharashtra, the Centre and the late actor’s father to file a response to Ms Chakraborty’s plea in three days.
“Bihar has no jurisdiction, so its advice for a CBI probe has no authorized sanctity,” Rhea Chakraborty’s lawyer Satish Maneshinde had stated.
The highest courtroom has additionally requested the Mumbai Police for a standing report within the case. “The reality behind the actor’s demise ought to come out,” the Supreme Court docket stated, including that the case can be heard subsequent week.
The Mumbai Police says Sushant Singh Rajput, 34, a rising star in Hindi movies, dedicated suicide and has questioned over 50 folks on allegations that the actor was affected by despair and had felt sidelined due to cut-throat rivalries within the movie trade.
The Bihar police launched a parallel probe final week after the actor’s household filed a grievance towards Rhea Chakraborty, accusing her of transferring cash from his account and mentally harassing him. The grievance alleged that Rs 15 crore was lacking from Sushant Singh’s account. The Mumbai police says it has discovered no proof of any monetary wrongdoing by Rhea Chakraborty.
The turf warfare between the Patna and Mumbai police intensified after a Bihar officer who arrived in Mumbai on Sunday was “compelled to quarantine”.
The Supreme Court docket as we speak stated the quarantining of the police officer doesn’t ship a great sign as there’s already quite a lot of consideration on the case.