The Supreme Court has said the truth behind 34 year- old actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death should come out even as the Centre informed the apex court that it has accepted the Bihar government’s recommendation for a CBI probe in the matter.
Supreme Court also pulled up the Maharashtra government for putting a Bihar IPS officer in quarantine after he reached Mumbai to investigate the case
Saying that Maharashtra’s actions don’t send the right message, a single judge bench of the apex court said the police officer leading the Bihar Police’s investigation was only there to do his job and the government should act in a professional manner.
Justice Hrishikesh Roy directed Maharashtra, Bihar and Rajput’s father Krishna Kishore Singh to file their replies within three days on a plea by actress Rhea Chakraborty, who is seeking the transfer of an FIR, accusing her of abetting Rajput’s suicide, from Patna to Mumbai.
The apex court, which posted the matter for hearing next week, also directed the Mumbai police to place before it the status report of the probe conducted so far in Rajput’s death case.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had recommended CBI probe to the Centre in the case at the request of Rajput’s father. Maharashtra has been opposed to transferring the probe to the CBI.