New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the Bihar Government’s order to transfer the probe in the case related to the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput to CBI.
A single bench of Justice Hrishikesh Roy held that Bihar police had jurisdiction to register FIR with respect to the suicide of Sushant Singh Rajput at the complaint of the actor’s father, and held the trasnfer to CBI valid.
The Court has directed Maharsahtra police to hand over the case files to CBI and to render necessary assistance. “It is court ordered CBI investigation. Maharashtra police must comply and assist”, ordered the bench.
The Court has also directed CBI to also look into any other cases registered in future in relation to the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
The Court passed the order while dismissing Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty’s plea seeking transfer of an FIR filed against her from Patna to Mumbai and the stay on the investigation by the Bihar police on the allegations of Sushant Singh Rajput’s father that she abetted suicide of his actor son.
A Single bench of Justice Hrishikesh Roy had reserved orders after hearing Chakraborty, Bihar Government, Maharashtra Government, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) & Rajput’s father on August 11.
Rajput, aged 34, was found dead in suburban Bandra in Mumbai on June 14.
While Mumbai police was conducting proceedings with respect to unnatural death of the actor, Rajput’s father lodged a complaint at the Rajeev Nagar Police Station in Patna against Chakraborty and five others on July 25. On the same day, the police lodged an FIR for an investigation into offences allegedly committed under Sections 341, 342, 380, 406, 420, 306, 506, and 120(B) of the Indian Penal Code.