The (CBI) Central Bureau of Investigation between several speculations and conclusions, on Thursday, registered a case against six involved and others in late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death.
The FIR is filed against the late actor’s alleged girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty, Indrajit Chakraborty, Sandhya Chakraborty, Showik Chakraborty, Samuel Miranda, Shruti Modi, and others engaged in the case, officials told. It took over the probe from Bihar Police.
The case will be investigated by a special investigation team under the Superintendent of Police Nupur Prasad and will be conducted by DIG Gagandeep Gambhir and Joint Director Manoj Shashidhar, both senior IPS officers from the Gujarat cadre, they stated.
The CBI previously got in touch with Bihar Police as it concluded an FIR in a case linked to Sushant’s death, officials stated Thursday.
“After receiving the notification from the government, CBI is in the manner of registration of the case. We are also in touch with Bihar Police. The FIR will be uploaded soon,” an official said earlier.
The death case has gone to the CBI on a reference from the Bihar government, which has been forwarded to the agency by the central government.
A state government cannot give a case to the CBI. It is routed through the Department of Personnel and Training, the nodal ministry for the CBI.
Seeing distress in Bihar, which goes to assembly polls later this year, over the death of Sushanth Singh Rajput, the state transferred the matter to the CBI even as Mumbai police are investigating the main case related to the alleged suicide of the actor.
Maharashtra government has proposed objection to the move as Bihar does not have the authority to start probe in a different state.
Mumbai police had filed an accidental death report, and an investigation is underway in the case. Till now, the Mumbai police have written statements of 56 people, including Sushant’s sisters, Rhea Chakraborty, and some other Bollywood film stars like Aditya Chopra, Mahesh Bhatt, and Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
Sushanth Singh Rajput’s father had last month filed the complaint with the Bihar Police against Rhea Chakraborty, her family members, and six others for abetment to suicide of his son and fraud.
The Sushanth’s father also needed a police investigation to determine where the ₹15 crores, which he insisted was deposited in a bank account held by Rajput, had been transferred.