SC Allows CBI To Continue With Sushant Singh Rajput Death Case

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The Supreme Court (SC) on the 19th of August, allowed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case. 

A judge of SC, Justice Hrishikesh Roy, on the 19th of August, reviewed a petition filed by Rhea Chakraborty.

Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty filed a petition against the transfer of First Information of Report (FIR) filed by Bihar Police to CBI Mumbai. 

Abhishek Manu Singhvi, advocate representing the Maharashtra Government argues over the filed FIR in Patna Police and the cause of action took place in Mumbai and the FIR registered in Patna is a zero FIR.

Ms. Chakraborty in her petition said, the Bihar Police has no jurisdiction in the matter, and that Rajput’s death was being used for political gains ahead of elections in Bihar. 

Chakraborty’s counsel had told the apex court that the probe by the Mumbai Police has ‘proceeded quite substantially’ as it has recorded statements of 56 persons in the case.

It was submitted by Rajput’s father KK Singh’s counsel, Vikas Singh, that the probe by Mumbai Police was not fair and they hadn’t registered an FIR too.  However, Ms. Rhea’s lawyer argued and denied the allegations and said the probe conducted by the Mumbai Police was substantial and with evidences and statements of at least 56 people in the case. 

On the other hand, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who is representing the CBI, demanded a probe by the CBI saying the agency should investigate the Sushant Singh Rajput Death case. 

After hearing arguments, the SC allowed the CBI to continue with the Sushant Singh Rajput death case. The Apex Court also directed Mumbai Police to hand over all evidence collected so far in the case to the probe agency.

In addition, the Court also said the FIR filed with the Patna Police by Sushant’s father K.K.Singh was lawful.

With these updates, the CBI is allowed to continue with the Sushant Singh Rajput Death case. 

Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, allegedly commited suicide on the 14th of June at his Bandra residence. 

The incident became a matter of discussion and debates raising mental awareness, depression and nepotism in Bollywood industry. 

However, with investigation, the simple suicide case was said to be a case of abetment to suicide.

Rhea Chakraborty, rumoured girl friend of Sushant Singh Rajput was alleged of harassing Sushant, money laundering sum of Rs. 50 crores and torture leading to Sushant’s suicide 

In regard to this, the Bihar Police filed a case against her under Section 306 (abetment of suicide,) 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint,) 342 (punishment for wrongful confinement,) 380 (theft in dwelling house,) 406 (punishment for criminal breach of trust) and 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property.) 

The case is under investigation by the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate (ED.) 

Stay tuned for further updates. 



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