Centre directs CBI probe in Sushant Singh Rajput dying case, points notification

New Delhi, August 5

The Centre on Wednesday issued a notification asking the CBI to probe the dying of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, which occurred in June at his Mumbai residence, officers mentioned.

A duplicate of the notification has been despatched to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) asking it to probe the case, they mentioned.

“A notification has been issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) paving way for the CBI probe in Rajput’s death case,” a senior official mentioned.

The transfer comes after the Bihar Government on Tuesday beneficial a CBI probe to the Centre within the sensational case on the request of Rajput’s father.

Rajput, aged 34, was discovered hanging from the ceiling of his house in suburban Bandra in Mumbai on June 14 and since then Mumbai Police have been probing the case retaining in thoughts varied angles.

While listening to a case in reference to the actor’s dying, the Supreme Court on Wednesday mentioned the reality behind the dying of the “gifted and talented artist” ought to come out.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, showing for the Centre, informed the courtroom that the Bihar Government’s suggestion has been accepted and the case has been transferred to the CBI.

Bihar Police had registered a case in opposition to Bollywood actor Rhea Chakraborty and 5 others, together with three of her members of the family, below IPC Sections 306 (abetment of suicide), 341 (wrongful restraint), 342 (wrongful confinement), 380 (theft in dwelling home), 406 (legal breach of belief) and 420 (dishonest).

Besides Chakraborty, the others named within the FIR are three of her family—Indrajit Chakraborty, Sandhya Chakraborty and Shobhik Chakraborty, and two others – Samuel Miranda and Shruti Modi.

The registration of the case led to a turf warfare between Mumbai Police and Bihar Police over jurisdiction of investigation.

Maharashtra Government has mentioned it’ll file its reply after the apex courtroom, whereas listening to a plea by Rhea Chakraborty within the case, directed the Mumbai Police to put earlier than it the standing report of the probe performed thus far. PTI


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