On Wednesday, a major development happened in the Sushant Singh Rajput case as Centre told Supreme Court that it had accepted Bihar Govt recommendation for CBI probe into Sushant’s death.
Supreme Court was also hearing Rhea’s petition seeking transfer of investigation from Patna to Mumbai. As per Times Now report, Rhea’s lawyer had requested for a protective order but the Supreme Court has refused it.
Since the Supreme Court has refused to give ‘interim protection’ to Rhea, the Bihar Police can now question her in Sushant’s case.
Vikas Singh, the lawyer representing Sushant’s father had challenged Rhea’s plea and also said that the evidence is being tampered by the Mumbai Police at the Supreme Court hearing. The transfer of the case to CBI was opposed by the Maharashtra government, which claimed that the actions of Bihar police were politically motivated and that only Mumbai police was authorised to investigate.
The Supreme Court questioned Maharashtra government’s decision to quarantine Bihar’s IPS officer Vinay Tiwari, saying – “Quarantining of Bihar Police officer has not sent good message despite the fact that Mumbai Police has good professional reputation.”
The Supreme Court heard all party responses and the SC bench, headed by Justice Hrishikesh Roy, has asked Maharashtra, Bihar and Rajput’s father to file their replies on Rhea Chakraborty’s petition within three days. The top court has also sought a status report of the investigation into Sushant’s death from the Mumbai Police.
The next hearing of the case will be held next week. Post which, the Centre will pass the final verdict over the CBI probe in Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case.