Centre accepts Bihar government’s request for CBI probe in Sushant Singh Rajput death case

The Center has accepted the Bihar government’s request suggesting a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) enquiry into Sushant Singh Rajput’s passing case, the Supreme Court was educated on Wednesday. While showing up under the watchful eye of the Supreme Court, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that the Center has given its gesture for a CBI test into the issue.

This announcement comes in just a day after the Bihar Chief Minister sent the Centre the request on receiving the consent of the actor’s father KK Singh. The CBI, which falls under the Union Home Ministry, will now take over the probe.

The agency is likely to register an FIR by later tonight or early morning on Thursday, said officials aware of the developments.

“Union of India has in principle accepted the request by Bihar to have a CBI probe. Notification regarding the same will be issued by end of day today,” the court was told..

In response, representing the government, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the apex court that Bihar government’s recommendation for CBI investigation in the case has been accepted.

The statement was made while the SC is hearing a plea by Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty who is seeking transfer of a first information report (FIR) from Patna to Mumbai. The FIR accused her of abetting Rajput’s suicide.

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