Mumbai: The Centre, on Wednesday has reportedly informed the Supreme Court that the recommendation of the Bihar government for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case, has been accepted. The CBI under the Union Home Ministry will now take over the investigation.
This announcement came after a day when the Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar sent a request to the Centre on receiving the consent of the late actor’s father KK Singh for a CBI probe.
As per an update on ANI, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta stated before the Supreme Court that the Centre has accepted the request floated by the Bihar government recommending a CBI inquiry.
“The Union of India has in principle accepted the request by Bihar to have a CBI probe. Notification regarding the same will be issued by end of day today,” Mehta said.
The development also occurs at a time when the apex court was hearing Rhea Chakraborty’s petition soliciting direction for transfer of probe from Patna to Mumbai.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta states before Supreme Court that Centre has accepted Bihar govt’s request recommending CBI enquiry into #SushantSinghRajput death case.
SC is hearing Rhea Chakraborty’s petition seeking direction for transfer of investigation from Patna to Mumbai. pic.twitter.com/YTlUPvBOQn
— ANI (@ANI) August 5, 2020
As reported by PTI, the bench of Justice Hrishikesh Roy observed that the truth behind the death of the 34-year-old actor should come out.
Sushant Singh Rajput case: Truth should come out so far as actor’s death is concerned, says SC
— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) August 5, 2020
The Supreme Court also instructed the Mumbai police to file a status report on the investigation conducted so far in the Sushant Singh Rajput’s death within three days.
The probe has been handed over to the central agency after a conflict broke out between the Mumbai police and its Bihar counterpart.
A team from Bihar which was headed by Patna SP Vinay Tiwari, had reached Mumbai on Monday and they were “forcibly quarantined” and restricted from carrying out the probe.