Mumbai , Aug 19 : CBI will take over investigations into actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, SC ordered today.
The apex court ruled that FIR filed in Bihar was lawful and state govt is competent to request CBI probe. The Mumbai police have now been asked to hand over all evidence collected to the investigating agency.
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 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.
Sushant Singh Rajput’s sister Shweta Singh Kirti, Ankita Lokhande, and Akshay Kumar have welcomed the Supreme Court’s verdict to direct a CBI probe into the death of the actor.
Reacting to the news, Sushant’s sister Shweta tweeted, “Thank you God! You have answered our prayers!! But it is just the beginning… the first step towards the truth! Full faith on CBI!! #Victoryoffaith #GlobalPrayersForSSR #Wearefamily #CBITakesOver.”
In another tweet, she congratulated her extended family by writing, “the first step towards victory and unbiased investigation.”
Akshay Kumar wrote, “SC directs CBI to investigate Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. May the truth always prevail.”
Ankita tweeted, “Justice is the truth in action. Truth wins …. #1ststeptossrjustice.”
Actor Anupam Kher wrote, “Jai Ho. Jai Ho. Jai Ho. #CBIForSSR#justiceforSushanthSinghRajput.”
A bench of Justice Hrishikesh Roy made it clear that it was court-ordered CBI probe and that there is no room for the Maharashtra government to challenge this.It also clarified that registration of the FIR at Patna was legally valid and adhered to the principles of the Criminal Procedure Code.
Therefore, the court added, the recommendation made by the Bihar government for a CBI investigation was also proper and valid.
Reading out the operative part of the 35-page judgment, Justice Roy also said that Maharashtra government must comply with the orders since it is a court-ordered probe.
With Agency inputs .
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