CBI officials say agency will investigate Sushant alleged suicide matter. Amid unprecedented tug of war between police of Bihar and Maharashtra over the right to probe the death of the actor who was found hanging at his Mumbai residence on June 14, Centre has informed SC that Bihar government's recommendation for CBI probe into death case of actor Sushant Singh Rajput has been accepted. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta stated before Supreme Court that Centre has accepted Bihar govt's request recommending CBI enquiry into the death case. Rhea has been asked to appear before ED by Friday.
Mehta, appearing for the Centre, submitted before Justice Hrishikesh Roy that the notification for the Central Bureau of Investigation will be issued soon, preferably by the end of the day. The top court, in its order, gave three days to all parties to put on record their respective stand. It also noted that the Mumbai Police must submits it's records of investigations done so far. Hearing on the matter is scheduled for next week.
"We want to know what Mumbai police have done so far," said Justice Roy. The counsel for the Maharashtra government opposed the CBI probe and argued that it is the Mumbai Police that is authorised to investigate under the CrPC. The Maharashtra government counsel also said that the Bihar Police's actions are "politically motivated" and insisted that under the CrPC, it is only the Mumbai Police that has "duty, power and function to register the case".
The Supreme Court on Wednesday denied any interim protection to Bollywood actor Rhea Chakraborty in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case. Rhea's counsel contended before Justice Hrishikesh Roy that his client needs interim protection from questioning in the case registered by the Bihar Police. But, the top court did not grant any relief.
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