SC questions quarantining Bihar IPS officer in Sushant Singh Rajput death case, assures actor’s family ‘concern raised will be taken care of’

Supreme Court questions quarantining of Bihar IPS officer, assures Sushant’s family clarifications of Mumbai police destroying evidence will be given

On Wednesday Supreme Court took the decision of transferring Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide case to the CBI. The Bihar government on Tuesday recommended a CBI investigation in the late actor’s death case, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said. “The state government has sent its recommendation for a CBI inquiry into the case filed by Mr K K Singh, the father of late Sushant Singh Rajput,” Kumar tweeted in Hindi.

Vikas Singh, Sushant’s family lawyer said that they suspected the Mumbai police were involved in the destruction of the evidence.

Vikas Singh opposed Rhea Chakraborty’s plea for a protective order in her favour. Further, the late actor’s family lawyer also informed the Court that an IPS officer from Bihar who had gone to investigate the case had been quarantined in Mumbai.

Justice Hrishikesh Roy questioned the quarantining of the IPS officer from Bihar by the officials in Mumbai. Justice Roy asked the officials to ensure everything was done in a professional manner. Supreme Court’s judge asked the state of Maharashtra to put on record the details of the investigation related to the death of the Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Further, Justice Roy assured the concern raised by the late actor’s family about the Mumbai Police destroying evidence and said that it will be taken care of.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta requested the court to make the Centre a party to the proceedings in response to which Justice Roy asked the Centre to file an application to do so.

The Supreme court has given 3 days time to the Maharashtra government and the police to submit all the details of their investigation in the actor’s death probe. The matter will be taken up next week.

The SC also refused to grant protection to Rhea Chakraborty from forced action.

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