By Atyasha Singh*
Patna: Amid growing demand for a CBI probe in Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput death case, the NDA government in Bihar today requested the central government to hand over the case to the country’s premier investigating agency.
The Bihar government’s decision has come hours before the Bombay High Court is scheduled to hear a petition seeking transfer of Rajput’s death case to the CBI.
Bombay High Court will hear a petition seeking transfer of Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today.
Moreover, the Supreme Court is also scheduled to hear a petition by Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty seeking transfer of the investigation in the case by the Bihar Police to Mumbai after late Sushant’s father filed an FIR against Rhea and five others at Patna.
Rhea in her petition has contended that it was beyond the jurisdiction of Bihar Police to investigate the death which took place in Mumbai.
Rhea and five others have been booked under IPC Section 306 (Abetment of suicide), Sec 341 (Punishment for wrongful restraint), Sec 342 (Punishment for wrongful confinement), Sec 380 (Theft in dwelling house), Sec 406 (Punishment for criminal breach of trust), and Sec 420 (Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property).
*The writer is a freelance journalist.