Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case will not be transferred to CBI: Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh
Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh has once again made it clear that late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case will be investigated by the Mumbai Police, and it will not be transferred to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), despite sustained public pressure.
Talking to the media after meeting with high rank Police officials, Deshmukh said, “Mumbai police are investigating the case. It will not be transferred to Central Bureau of Investigation.”
The Central Government can authorize CBI to investigate such a crime in a State but only with the consent of the concerned State Government. The Supreme Court and High Courts, however, can order CBI to investigate such a crime anywhere in the country without the consent of the State.
Rhea had earlier demanded a CBI probe into Rajput's death case. She had said that she was the deceased actor's "girlfriend" and requested a CBI inquiry to "understand what pressures prompted Sushant to take this step".
34-year-old Sushant Singh Rajput died by suicide on June 14, and since then, the Mumbai Police has been investigating the case. They have recorded statements of over 40 people in connection with Sushant's death, including that of Rhea Chakraborty, Sushant's family, filmmakers Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Shekhar Kapur, and Yash Raj Films head, Aditya Chopra, among others.