Sushant Singh Rajput death: CBI registers FIR, takes over probe
The case of Sushant Singh Rajput’s death has taken a turn that many have been demanding. The CBI has registered an FIR and will be taking over the probe
Sushant Singh Rajput fans and family members who have been demanding justice have seen progress, as the CBI has taken over investigation from Bihar Police.
It occurred with the re-registering of an FIR of alleged criminal conspiracy and abetment to suicide against his rumoured actress-girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty, officials said on Thursday, as per a PTI report.
According to the report, Rajput's case will be investigated by a special investigation team under the Superintendent of Police Nupur Prasad and supervised by DIG Gagandeep Gambhir and Joint Director Manoj Shashidhar and senior IPS officers from the Gujarat cadre.
An official said that the agency acted quickly on a reference from the government in Bihar, Rajput's home state, where his family had lodged an FIR against Rhea Chakraborty.
Patna Police had registered the FIR under IPC sections related to alleged criminal conspiracy, cheating, and abetment to suicide.
The case has gone to the CBI on a reference from the Bihar government, which was forwarded to the Central agency.
As the state government cannot order a CBI probe, it has been routed through the Department of Personnel and Training, the nodal ministry for the CBI.
Seeing anguish over Rajput's death in Bihar, which goes to Assembly polls later this year, the state referred the matter to the CBI even as the Mumbai Police is examining the case related to the alleged suicide of the Kedarnath actor.
The Maharashtra government has raised objection to the move as Bihar does not have jurisdiction to start a probe in a different state.
Mumbai Police had registered an Accidental Death Report (ADR) and an investigation is underway in the case. The police in Mumbai have recorded statements of 56 people, including Rajput's sisters, Chakraborty and some other film personalities.
(Inputs from PTI)