Sushant Singh Rajput death case: Bihar govt recommends CBI investigation3 min read . Updated: 04 Aug 2020, 11:58 AM IST
- Nitish Kumar said he told the DGP to initiate necessary steps to immediately send a proposal to the state government in this regard
- The 'state government would formally recommend the case to be handed over to the CBI today itself after completing all the procedures and formalities', the CM said
Bihar government has recommended for a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the death case of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar said, "The DGP spoke to Sushant Singh Rajput's father this morning and he gave consent for CBI inquiry. So now, we are recommending CBI probe in the matter".
The chief minister said he told the DGP to initiate necessary steps to immediately send a proposal to the state government in this regard. "The state government would formally recommend the case to be handed over to the CBI today itself after completing all the procedures and formalities", the CM said.
He further said that the treatment meted out to the Superintendent of Police (SP) Patna (Central), Vinay Tiwari, in Mumbai, where he was put under home quarantine by Brihannmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) personnel, was "not right."
Nitish Kumar's party, Janata Dal (United), spokesperson Sanjay Singh said that the recommendation from the Bihar government for the CBI to takeover the case has been sent.
Followed by this, BJP MLA and the late actor's relative, Niraj Kumar Singh thanked the Bihar CM for choosing this course of action.
"I express gratitude towards Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for recommending CBI investigation in Sushant Singh Rajput death case," Niraj Kumar Singh said.
Meanwhile, hearing in PIL filed in Bombay High Court, seeking transfer of Sushant Singh Rajput's death case to the Central Bureau of Investigation, postponed due to heavy rains in Mumbai.
He also added that the fans of the late actor had been demanding a CBI inquiry in the case.
Earlier, KK Singh, father of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, requested Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to order a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) investigation in the case related to the actor's death.
His request comes as an official of the Bihar Police, Patna (Central) Superintendent of Police (SP) Vinay Tiwari was home quarantined in Mumbai, where he had gone to take part in investigations, by the Brihannmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) staff.
Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Chirag Paswan had also requested the Bihar CM to transfer the case to CBI without further delay. Paswan said that LJP leaders, related to the late actor, had informed him that on August 5 the Supreme Court will hear a petition seeking transfer of the case from Bihar to Mumbai.
"They said that the opportunity to transfer the case filed in Bihar to CBI is with you today. Because today both Bihar and Maharashtra police are investigating the case, but if the probe is handed over to the Maharashtra government then the opportunity of transferring it to the CBI will slip out of the hands of the Bihar government," the letter written by the LJP national chief to Kumar read.
KK Singh had revealed that he had filed a complaint with Mumbai police in February claiming his son's life was in danger. The revelation came as he filed an FIR with Patna police, alleging Mumbai police of inaction even after 40 days of the actor's sudden death.
In a self-made video, Singh alleged that the accused in the actor's death case is on the loose and Patna Police should be provided with help.
"On February 25, I informed Bandra Police that the life of my son Sushant is in danger. He died on June 14 and I asked them to act against people named in my Feb 25 complaint. No action has been taken even 40 days after his death. So, I filed FIR in Patna. Patna Police swung into action. But the accused is running away(on the loose). Patna Police should be given help. I thank Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his colleague Sanjay Jha who gave support to the truth in this hour of grief," he said.
After the actor's demise on June 14, he asked the police to take action against the people named in the complaint given by him on February 25, said Singh, adding that no action has been taken.
An FIR was filed by Patna Police against actor Rhea Chakraborty in the Rajput's death case under several sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) including abetment of suicide. Bihar Police started the investigation and dispatched a team to Mumbai.
A controversy erupted after Patna Superintendent of Police (SP) Vinay Tiwari, who is probing the case was quarantined in Mumbai.
*With input from agencies.