Rhea Chakraborty can now be arrested by the CBI as Sushant Singh Rajput’s case has been handed over to the central institution post-Bihar government’s probe. As per reports, the Centre has informed the Apex Court that the recommendation of Bihar government’s plea for a CBI probe into the death case of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput has now been accepted.
This declaration came in just a day post the Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar sent the Centre a request. The Bihar CM had sent the recommendation after receiving Sushant’s father, Krishna Kumar Singh’s consent. CBI, an institution that reports to the Union Home Ministry, will now investigate the case.
As per an update published on ANI, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta informed the Supreme Court on Wednesday that the Centre has now accepted the Bihar government’s request for a CBI inquiry. The development co-incidentally came on the day Rhea Chakraborty’s petition seeking transfer of the investigation from Patna to Mumbai was being heard the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court has asserted that the “truth should come out so far as actor’s death is concerned,” reported news agency PTI.
Reportedly, the lawyer presenting the case on behalf of Sushant Singh Rajput’s father has protested against the Maharashtra Police in the Supreme Court saying that the Maharashtra Police has been destroying evidence in the said case.”
Earlier, Rhea Chakraborty’s lawyer had claimed that the Bihar government cannot get the investigation of Sushant’s death case transferred to the CBI as it is beyond their jurisdiction to make that appeal.
“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,” told advocate Satish Maneshinde, lawyer of Chakraborty, to media persons.
Popular actor Sushant Singh Rajput, aged 34, was found dead in an apartment at Bandra, Mumbai on 14th June. The case was pronounced suicide immediately, but mammoth outrage from fans and public, in general, had compelled the police to keep the investigations alive. Many angles related to nepotism and gang rivalry has surfaced in the past few weeks, including the involvement of a minister’s son.
His girl-friend actress Rhea Chakraborty has been reportedly administering him drugs. She has also drawn enormous amounts from his account for her and her family’s luxury. The actress was accused of driving Sushant to death by the late actor’s father and is now absconding.