Breaking News: Mumbai Police will NOT conduct parallel investigation in Sushant Singh Rajput case


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Breaking News: Mumbai Police will no longer conduct parallel investigation in Sushant Singh Rajput case

 

Sushant Singh Rajput Death Case: According to Maharashtra government sources, the Mumbai Police will no longer conduct a parallel investigation in Sushant Singh Rajput case. Furthermore, the Mumbai Police will hand over the necessary documents to CBI and will support them fully. The Maharashtra government will also not file any review petition in the case. The CBI has already formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) which will begin its investigation in the case in Mumbai. The team, comprising two SPs and one investigating officer, will reportedly reach Mumbai soon.

Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, on Wednesday, hinted at paralled probe and said, “We welcome the Supreme Court judgement. We shall extend whatever help is needed to the CBI. We will examine the (verdict’s) Para 34 and think about it (parallel probe).” He lauded the city police and said, “It is also a matter of pride for Mumbai Police that the Supreme Court observed there is no fault found in their investigation under CrPC’s Section 174.”

NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Thursday said the Maharashtra government will fully cooperate with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for probe in

the case of actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. Pawar said he was sure that the Maha Vikas Aghadi government will respect the Supreme Court’s order upholding transfer of Patna Police’s FIR in the case to the CBI. The NCP is a constituent of the Maha Vikas Aghadi and party leader Anil Deshmukh holds the Home portfolio.

Pawar also said he was hopeful that the investigation in the actor’s death will not be carried on the way it happened in rationalist Narendra Dabholkars murder case, which has remained unresolved. Dabholkar, a well-known anti-superstition activist, was shot dead on August 20, 2013, in Pune.

“I am sure the Maharashtra Govt will respect the judgement of the Supreme Court to handover Sushant Singh Rajputs case to the CBI and fully cooperate in the investigation process,” Pawar tweeted.

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“I hope the investigation will not be carried on, as was done with Dr Narendra Dabholkars murder case also under investigation by the #CBI which commenced in 2014 and remains unresolved, the former Union minister said.

After Rajput was found hanging in June, the Mumbai Police started a probe and recorded statements of 56 people, including the late actor’s sisters, actress Rhea Chakraborty and some other film personalities.

Rajput’s father K K Singh had lodged a separate complaint with Patna Police in connection with the actor’s death and the Bihar government later recommended a CBI probe into the case.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the transfer of the FIR, lodged in Patna against Rhea Chakraborty and others for allegedly abetting Rajput’s suicide, to the CBI. The apex court said the Bihar government is competent to transfer the case to the CBI for investigation.

-With PTI inputs

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