CBI files FIR against Rhea Chakraborty and her family over Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide

After a central notification on Wednesday handed over the Sushant Singh Rajput’s case to the agency on the recommendation of the Bihar government, officials of agency have said that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday filed an FIR on Sushant Singh Rajput death case.

The FIR filed by the agency has registered against Rhea Chakraborty, her parents, her brother Showik apart from two others for suspected offenses of criminal conspiracy, abetment of suicide, wrongful restraint, wrongful confinement, theft, criminal breach of trust, cheating and criminal intimidation.

“The investigation of FIR No. 241/2020 dated 25.07.2020 registered u/s 341, 342, 380, 406, 420, 306, 506, 120B IPC, PS- Rajiv Nagar, District-Patna, related to the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput has been transferred to Central Bureau of Investigation for investigation,” the CBI FIR says.

The agency had earlier said that it was in touch with Bihar police, which had first registered the FIR against Sushant’s former live-in partner Rhea Chakraborty and his family members on his father’s complaint.

“A regular case is therefore registered u/s 341, 342, 380, 406, 420, 306, 506, 120B IPC against (1) Rhea Chakraborty and her family members (2) Shri Indarjit Chakraborty, (3) Smt. Sandhya Chakraborty, (4) Sh. Showik Chakraborty, (5) Sh Samuel Miranda, and (6 ) Mrs. Shruti Modi and others,” the CBI FIR states further.

Officials added that CBI’s Special Investigation Team (SIT), which is currently investigating the AgustaWestland scam and bank fraud case against Vijay Mallya, will probe actor Sushant Singh Rajput case.

Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide case was handed over to the CBI after Sushant’s father and Bihar police alleged a cover-up by Mumbai police to save ‘influential’ people. They have accused the Mumbai police of destroying evidence and deliberately ignoring leads in the case in an attempt to derail it.

Although, Mumbai police and Maharashtra government have denied the allegations.
The focus of CBI’s case will be on Rhea Chakraborty since the agency has taken over the case registered against her in Bihar. The Enforcement Directorate has also summoned her on Friday for questioning for alleged financial misconduct in the Sushant case.

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