The court also ordered the transfer to Mumbai of the FIR lodged against actress Rhea Chakraborty, Rajput's girlfriend, in Patna.
Supreme Court allows CBI to investigate Sushant Singh Rajput's suicide
Mumbai - 19 Aug 2020 11:53 IST
The Supreme Court of India has allowed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to investigate the Sushant Singh Rajput suicide case and asked the Maharashtra government to assist the agency.
Justice Hrishikesh Roy issued the order this morning. Vikas Singh, advocate for the late actor's father KK Singh, told reporters, “The SC also said that any other FIR [first information report] registered in connection with Sushant's death will be investigated by the CBI. We hope that we should get justice very soon. The family is very happy with the verdict.”
In another ruling relating to the same case, the court allowed the transfer of KK Singh’s FIR against actress Rhea Chakraborty, Rajput's girlfriend, from Patna to Mumbai.
Chakraborty had filed an appeal seeking transfer of the FIR in which she has been accused of abetment of suicide and financial fraud under various sections of the Indian Penal Code.
According to the legal website Barandbench.com, Justice Roy said, “All the averments made in the FIR have taken place in Mumbai. All the events are relatable to Mumbai. Law is if the FIR is registered at a place where the alleged crime is not committed, then a zero FIR can be registered there and transferred to the state which has jurisdiction over it.”
Sushant Singh Rajput died by suicide on 14 June at his residence in Bandra, Mumbai.