The Bihar authorities is keen to order a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation into actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s dying if his household requests the state to take action, sources have stated. The actor’s household had filed a dishonest case towards his girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has stated he’s open to recommending the CBI probe into Mr Rajput’s dying if the actor’s father desires it and requests the state authorities for it.
The investigation has flared right into a tug of warfare between the Bihar and Mumbai Police, whereas the Enforcement Directorate, which probes monetary crimes, filed a cash laundering case towards Ms Chakraborty, additionally an actor, and her household.
“The Chief Minister will definitely act if demand for a CBI inquiry comes from the family of Rajput,” stated Bihar minister Sanjay Kumar Jha, who’s an in depth aide of Nitish Kumar, based on information company PTI.
Nitish Kumar’s willingness to suggest a CBI probe a month after the actor’s dying comes amid criticism from Rajputs in Bihar, largely the youth, who’re offended over the problem.
The clamour for transferring the police probe to the CBI is rising. Ms Chakraborty on Friday issued a press release on video, refuting the allegations towards her, saying, “Truth will prevail”.
Her assertion got here hours after the ED filed the cash laundering case based mostly on a First Information Report (FIR) by Mr Rajput’s father KK Singh towards 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 referred to as for questioning within the case quickly, ED sources have stated.
The investigation into the dying of the actor will observe the cash path, the Bihar Police has stated.
Mr Rajput created two corporations with Ms Chakraborty and her brother as administrators, the police stated. The registered addresses of the 2 corporations are a flat in Raigad’s Ulwe city in Maharashtra, owned by Ms Chakraborty’s father, investigators have stated.
The Bihar Police are checking how cash transferred from the actor’s account was used. A police group visited a number of banks in Mumbai and regarded 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 good 45 days, they (Mumbai Police) did not do anything to unravel the mystery shrouding Rajput’s death, except for using the time to indulge in photo-op and event management… and now when the Bihar Police team is doing a sincere probe they are creating hurdles for them,” stated Mr Jha, state Water Resources Minister.
The Mumbai Police are conducting an in depth investigation into different angles like skilled rivalry and unfair remedy, resulting in the actor being sidelined. They have additionally regarded into his funds.
The Bihar authorities is already supporting the bereaved household in court docket, with a caveat within the Supreme Court blocking Ms Chakraborty’s efforts to switch the case towards her to Mumbai.