The investigation into the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput by Bihar police has triggered friction with Maharashtra, whose drive can also be probing the case, main to allegations and counter-allegations from either side.
A four-member staff of Patna Police, which reached Mumbai on Tuesday, recorded the statements of no less than six folks, together with Sushant Singh Rajput’s sister, on Wednesday in reference to the case.
They had been appearing on the primary data report (FIR) filed by the 34-year-old actor’s father towards actor Rhea Chakraborty in Bihar on Tuesday in connection together with his son’s death.
Actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s father has levelled a number of allegations, together with abetment to suicide and withdrawing crores of rupees from his son’s checking account and psychological harassment, towards Rhea Chakraborty and six others, together with her members of the family.
The case was filed in Patna as Rajput’s 74-year-old father mentioned he will be unable to go to Mumbai to battle the case due to his well being points. Rajput was discovered lifeless in his Bandra flat in Mumbai on June 14.
“Whenever police from one state go to another state for investigation, then the respective state government and officials cooperate. In this case, it’s unfortunate that they (Mumbai Police) are not cooperating,” Lalit Kishore, Bihar’s principal further advocate common, was quoted as saying by information company ANI.
Before this, Maharashtra’s minister of state for house Shambhuraj Desai alleged that Bihar policemen didn’t observe protocol.
“Whenever a police team from a state visits another state for investigation, there are some protocols which are to be followed. These were not followed,” Desai instructed a information channel.
However, Sanjay Singh, Bihar’s inspector common of police (Central Range), instructed HT
Meanwhile, Rhea Chakraborty has filed an interim prayer that the probe by Bihar’s police be stayed until the Supreme Court decides her plea on the switch of investigation from the japanese state to Mumbai.
Chakraborty moved the highest courtroom on Wednesday pleading for the switch of the investigation from Bihar to Mumbai, because the investigation in Mumbai was nonetheless pending.
The Nitish Kumar authorities is about to oppose Chakraborty’s plea earlier than the highest courtroom and assist Sushant’s household within the case.
Rajput’s household filed a caveat in search of that her petition not be allowed to be heard “ex-parte” of their counter-petition quickly after Chakraborty moved the Supreme Court. A caveat is a sort of petition filed to pre-empt any ex-parte order on the plea filed by the alternative facet.
According to ANI, a letter petition has been filed in Patna High Court in search of the switch of investigation into Rajput’s death from Bihar police to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
“… it has prima facie raised a number of serious questions on the investigation being conducted by both the State Police and also it has raised a number of unanswered question in the mind of the public at large as it was a suicide or a murder,” Pawan Prakash Pathak and Gauraw Kumar mentioned of their letter petition, ANI mentioned.
Pathak and Kumar mentioned that police from Bihar and Maharashtra—which is investigating the case—are “not collaborating with each other”.
“Now there are two states investigating the same sad matter of mysterious death of Late Sushant Singh Rajput, and in the interest of justice there should be single investigation agency which is not possible as the Bihar Police and the Maharashtra Police not collaborating with each other,” they mentioned.
“Therefore, in the interest of justice, equity and good conscience, it is humbly prayed that this Letter Petition be treated as a Public Interest Litigation seeking transfer of investigation from State agency to CBI Or SIT Inquiry,” the petition added.
Anil Deshmukh, Maharashtra’ house minister, has mentioned Mumbai Police are investigating the case and it is not going to be transferred to CBI. Rajput was discovered lifeless in his condominium in Bandra in Mumbai on June 14 and the police have mentioned the actor died by suicide.
Deshmukh had mentioned on June 15 the police had been investigating the angle of skilled rivalry if any. The minster had additionally tweeted the alleged trigger of “clinical depression owing to the profession rivalry” behind the death of the Dil Bechara actor had been additionally being probed.
The statements of 41 folks, together with filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, movie critic Rajeev Masand, director-producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali and filmmaker Aditya Chopra, have been recorded by Mumbai Police up to now.
(With company inputs)