Bihar writes To Centre For CBI Probe, Maha Questions Logic
The Times of India Mumbai|August 05, 2020
Bihar writes To Centre For CBI Probe, Maha Questions Logic
Mumbai/Patna: With Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar pushing for a CBI probe into the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, the state’s home department made a formal request to the Centre on Tuesday seeking an investigation into the FIR lodged by the late actor’s father K K Singh at Rajiv Nagar police station in Patna.
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The CM told mediapersons, “Everybody has been demanding a CBI probe in the actor’s case. The matter was also raised in the Bihar assembly on Monday and some MLAs demanded a CBI probe. After seeing the lack of cooperation from Mumbai police in investigation by Patna police, I am also of the view that CBI should conduct an inquiry in the case.” Nitish had criticised the “forced quarantining” of a Bihar IPS officer in Mumbai, hours after he landed in the city to pursue a probe into the Sushant case.

Bihar’s move evoked strong reactions from lawyer Satish Maneshinde who is the lawyer for Rhea Chakraborty, Sushant’s girl friend and an accused in the abetment to suicide case registered by Patna police. “There cannot be transfer of a case to CBI as the case has no legal basis for Bihar to get involved,’’ he said. “At best it would be a “Zero FIR’’ in Patna and transferable to Mumbai Police.’’

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August 05, 2020