Sushant case: CBI files FIR against RheaAugust 06, 2020 20:08
The Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday registered an FIR in Sushant Singh Rajput death case, after a Central notification on Wednesday handed over the case to the agency on the recommendation of the Bihar government, said agency officials.
The agency also said that it was in touch with Bihar police, which had first registered the FIR of abetment to suicide against Sushants former live in partner Rhea Chakraborty on his fathers complaint.
CBI officials said on Thursday that the FIR will soon be uploaded on the agencys website.
Officials added that CBIs Special Investigation Team, which is currently investigating the AgustaWestland scam and bank fraud case against Vijay Mallya, will probe actor Sushant Singh Rajput case.
The development comes amid Maharashtra governments strong opposition to handing over the case to the CBI claiming it was being done for political reasons including the upcoming assembly polls in Bihar. Maharashtra has raised issues of jurisdiction to claim Bihar government or police had no locus standi in the case since Sushants death took place in Mumbai.
However, the case was handed over to the CBI after Sushants father and Bihar police alleged a cover-up by Mumbai police to save influential people. They have accused Mumbai police of destroying evidence and deliberately ignoring leads in the case in an attempt to derail it.
The Mumbai police and Maharashtra government have vehemently denied the allegations.
Mumbai police have been probing the circumstances of Sushants death since his body was found at his Bandra flat on June 14 but has not registered an FIR in the case.
Sushants death has been shrouded in conspiracy theories including him being a victim of an alleged culture of nepotism in Bollywood which shuts out outsiders forcing them to take extreme steps.
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