The hearing on the Sushant Singh Rajput death case took place in the apex court on Wednesday around 11 am. The Supreme Court ordered the CBI inquiry into the SSR case and directed the Mumbai Police to hand over all the evidence to the Central Bureau of Investigation.
Justice Hrishikesh Roy supervised the single-bench hearing. He said that the Bihar Government’s recommendation to transfer the case to the CBI was valid and he also stated that the FIR registered by the father of Sushant Singh Rajput was correct. The State of Maharashtra did not accept the option to challenge the order.
The court also made sure that there are no misconceptions regarding the CBI probe. CBI will be the only body investigating tha case, and no other police body from any state can participate in the same. It was also observed that the Mumbai Police had only registered the case as accidental death and the Bihar police had registered it as a full-fledged FIR with a referral to the CBI. The registration by the Mumbai Police limited the investigation powers into the case.
In the hearing that took place previously on 11th August, the court had reserved the judgement. All the concerned parties were directed to file their respective submissions.
Previously, the Bihar Government had recommended the Patna FIR regarding the SSR case to the CBI which caused the Centre to ask the investigating body to take up the case. The Maharashtra State Government was, however, against the decision and refused the involvement of the CBI into the matter. Maharashtra Government wanted the case to be transferred to the Mumbai Police since the incident took place under their jurisdiction. The FIR is yet to be lodged by the Mumbai Police, and the inquiry done by them was based on the accidental death report.
DETAILS OF THE SUSHANT SINGH RAJPUT DEATH CASE
On 14th June 2020, Bollywood actor, Sushant Singh Rajput, was found dead hanging from the ceiling in his room. The death initially claimed to be a suicide, shocked the entire nation. As more and more facts came into light, the death mystery became more complicated, leading to the whole of the country to demand a CBI enquiry into the case.
On 25th July 2020, KK Singh, the father of Sushant Singh Rajput, filed an FIR in Patna against Rhea Chakraborty, her family and others suspected. Rhea Chakraborty was in a live-in relationship with SSR who had left his apartment a few days prior to his death. KK Singh in his complaint alleged Rhea and others on the abetment to suicide. He also mentioned in the complaint that nearly Rs 15 Crores had been transmitted from his son’s account.
SSR’s family welcomed the Supreme Court’s verdict. The senior Lawyer, Vikas Singh, representing Rajput family’s side of the case confirmed that the family was delighted by the verdict and now hope that a fair investigation will take place and justice will prevail.
The death of the actor has caused a ruckus in the Bollywood film fraternity, and the general public is outraged by the loss of a talented and good-hearted actor. The outburst of the public is targeted towards the prevalent nepotism existing in the industry and the other unfair practices against the “outsiders”. The trend to boycott the Bollywood industry is quite significant, and its implications were observed on the release of the “SADAK- 2” trailer, which became one of the most disliked trailers in the world. The people in massive numbers had been ordering a CBI enquiry into the case on various social media platforms and the condemning the current investigations by the Mumbai Police, calling it a politically influenced propaganda.