Sushant Singh Rajput case: Supreme Court announces that CBI will take over Sushant’s death probe

Sushant Singh Rajput’s death on June 14 has led to a volley of controversies, which involved the Mumbai police, Bihar police, Enforcement Directorate as well as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probing his untimely demise. The Supreme Court has now announced that the Central Bureau of Investigation will take over the probe of Sushant Singh Rajput. According to Times Now Supreme Court has also pronounced that pronounced the verdict on Rhea Chakraborty’s plea, the case will be transferred to Mumbai.

While the Mumbai police was investigating the matter, Sushant’s father filed an FIR in Patna, leveling several allegations against Rhea Chakraborty and her family. Rhea had then moved the SC, seeking to transfer the FIR lodged by Sushant’s father in Patna to Mumbai and the Supreme Court has announced its verdict on the petition today. Following the FIR in Patna, the Bihar government had requested the Centre for a CBI probe into Sushant Singh Rajput’s untimely demise. Maharashtra government had reportedly opposed the decision to involve CBI in the matter, citing that the FIR should be transferred to Mumbai police as the incident happened in their jurisdiction.

Sushant’s father KK Singh had alleged that Rhea and he family had cheated Sushant, kept him confined and forced him to end his life. Rhea Chakraborty had denied all the allegations in an affidavit that she had filed in SC previously and had urged that she should not be made a scapegoat of ‘political agendas’.

Several financial irregularities were also pointed out by Sushant’s father in his complaint to the Bihar police, post which the Enforcement Directorate also stepped in to probe the money laundering angle. ED has already questioned Rhea, her brother Showik, Sushant’s ex-manager Shruti Modi and his flatmate Siddharth Pithani among others.