The Bihar authorities is prepared to order a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation into actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s loss of life if his household requests the state to take action, sources have mentioned. The actor’s household had filed a dishonest case in opposition to his girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has mentioned he’s open to recommending the CBI probe into Mr Rajput’s loss of life if the actor’s father needs it and requests the state authorities for it.
The investigation has flared right into a tug of struggle between the Bihar and Mumbai Police, whereas the Enforcement Directorate, which probes monetary crimes, filed a cash laundering case in opposition to Ms Chakraborty, additionally an actor, and her household.
“The Chief Minister will certainly act if demand for a CBI inquiry comes from the household of Rajput,” mentioned Bihar minister Sanjay Kumar Jha, who’s a detailed aide of Nitish Kumar, in accordance with information company PTI.
Nitish Kumar’s willingness to advocate a CBI probe a month after the actor’s loss of life comes amid criticism from Rajputs in Bihar, principally the youth, who’re indignant over the problem.
The clamour for transferring the police probe to the CBI is rising. Ms Chakraborty on Friday issued an announcement on video, refuting the allegations in opposition to her, saying, “Reality will prevail”.
Her assertion got here hours after the ED filed the cash laundering case primarily based on a First Data Report (FIR) by Mr Rajput’s father KK Singh in opposition to Ms Chakraborty and her household. The police criticism mentions “suspicious” transactions in tranches as much as Rs 15 crore.
Ms Chakraborty and a few others are anticipated to be known as for questioning within the case quickly, ED sources have mentioned.
The investigation into the loss of life of the actor will observe the cash path, the Bihar Police has mentioned.
Mr Rajput created two firms with Ms Chakraborty and her brother as administrators, the police mentioned. The registered addresses of the 2 companies are a flat in Raigad’s Ulwe city in Maharashtra, owned by Ms Chakraborty’s father, investigators have mentioned.
The Bihar Police are checking how cash transferred from the actor’s account was used. A police staff visited a number of banks in Mumbai and appeared into transactions and investments of the businesses.
The investigation focusses on whether or not the investments made by the actor and his girlfriend have been clear.
“For a superb 45 days, they (Mumbai Police) didn’t do something to unravel the thriller shrouding Rajput’s loss of life, apart from utilizing the time to bask in photo-op and occasion administration… and now when the Bihar Police staff is doing a honest probe they’re creating hurdles for them,” mentioned Mr Jha, state Water Sources Minister.
The Mumbai Police are conducting an in depth investigation into different angles like skilled rivalry and unfair therapy, resulting in the actor being sidelined. They’ve additionally appeared into his funds.
The Bihar authorities is already supporting the bereaved household in court docket, with a caveat within the Supreme Court docket blocking Ms Chakraborty’s efforts to switch the case in opposition to her to Mumbai.