The Modi government has accepted the Bihar government's recommendation for a CBI probe into late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta informed the Supreme Court on Wednesday, August 5.
The court observed that the truth behind the Bollywood actor's death should come out. "Truth should come out so far as actor's death is concerned," the bench said, according to news agency PTI. A bench of Justice Hrishikesh Roy ordered the Maharashtra government to apprise the court on the probe conducted so far by the Mumbai police.
Rhea Chakraborty's Petition
The top court also heard a petition filed by Rhea Chakraborty who sought direction for transfer of the investigation from Patna to Mumbai police. KK Singh, the father of late Sushant Singh Rajput, had filed an FIR against her and five others for abetment of suicide. He accused the actress of illegally transferring Rs 15 crore from Sushant's account.
Supreme Court has directed all parties to file their respective replies on her plea within three days and further hearing in the matter to be held after a week, as per news agency ANI.
Sushant Singh Rajput died by suicide at his residence on 14 June. The Mumbai Police has been investigating the case and summoned many leading names from the film industry that includes Aditya Chopra, Karan Johar and Mahesh Bhatt.
However, netizens and celebrities have been demanding a CBI probe into Sushant's death, while the Maharashtra was reluctant to handover the case to the central agency.
After Sushant's father filed a complaint in Patna, the Bihar government started a parallel investigation. This paved way for turf war between the Bihar and Maharashtra police.