Sushant Singh Rajput death case: Centre accepts Bihar government’s plea; CBI to take over the probe – Times of India

The Centre has reportedly informed the Supreme Court that the Bihar government‘s recommendation for a CBI probe into death case of late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput has been accepted.

This announcement comes in just a day after the Bihar Chief Minister sent the Centre the request on receiving the consent of the actor’s father KK Singh. The CBI, which falls under the Union Home Ministry, will now take over the probe.

In an update on ANI, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta on Wednesday stated before the Supreme Court that the Centre has accepted the Bihar government’s recommendation for a CBI inquiry. This development also comes on the day that the apex court is hearing Rhea Chakraborty’s petition seeking direction for a transfer of the investigation from Patna to Mumbai.

The apex court has also said that the “truth should come out so far as actor’s death is concerned,” news agency PTI reported.

According to reports, the lawyer representing Sushant Singh Rajput’s father has claimed in the Supreme Court that the “Maharashtra Police is destroying evidence in the case.”

Earlier, Chakraborty’s lawyer had said that the Bihar government cannot transfer the case related to the death of the actor to the CBI as it does not have jurisdiction in the matter.

“There cannot be a transfer of the case as there is no legal basis for Bihar to get involved. At most, Bihar Police can register a Zero FIR and transfer it to the Mumbai Police. The transfer of a case on which they had no jurisdiction to the CBI has no legal sanctity,” advocate Satish Maneshinde, lawyer of Rhea, told media persons.

He had said that the petition filed by Chakraborty in the Supreme Court claiming that the Bihar Police had no jurisdiction to investigate the case will continue.

Rajput, aged 34, was found hanging from the ceiling of his apartment in suburban Bandra in Mumbai on June 14 and since then the Mumbai police has been probing the case keeping in mind various angles.

Meanwhile, a bench of Bombay High Court heard a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking transfer of Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today.

However, the Court has reportedly adjourned the hearing till August 7, after Maharashtra govt informed it that it hasn’t received a copy of the PIL. The court directed the petitioner to give a copy of PIL to the state govt.

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