Sushant Singh Rajput’s case: Centre accepts CBI probe while SC denies Rhea’s interim protection

Sakal Times News Desk
Wednesday, 5 August 2020

According to the latest report, the Supreme Court has reportedly refused the protective order requested by Chakraborty’s lawyer.

The complexity over the suicide case of the Bollywood actor, Sushant Singh Rajput is escalating with each passing day. The Centre government today informed the Supreme Court that it has accepted the request by the Bihar government to order the Central Bureau Investigation (CBI) probe into the case. 

The declaration was made just after the day the Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar requested the Centre on receiving the consent of the actor’s father KK Singh, who accused the Mumbai police of not taking any notice when he talked about his son’s life threat in February. The CBI, which falls under the Union Home Ministry, will investigate from now on.

A tweet from ANI updated that the 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 comes on the day the apex court is hearing the petition requested by Rhea Chakraborty to transfer the investigation from Patna to Mumbai.

The apex court stated that “truth should come out so far as actor's death is concerned,” as reported by the news agency PTI.

Initially Rhea Chakraborty’s lawyer, advocate Satish Maneshinde had said, "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.” 

According to the latest report, the Supreme Court has reportedly refused the protective order requested by Chakraborty’s lawyer. No interim protection had enabled the Bihar police to question her regarding the case. 

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