Sushant Singh Rajput death case: CBI team's plan of action in Mumbai today
The CBI's Special Investigation Team (SIT) has reached Mumbai to probe the Sushant Singh Rajput death case. The team, comprising some senior IPS officers of CBI, has begun its investigation and will be recreating the crime scene today. They have asked Mumbai Police for the photographs of Sushant's room where he was found hanging on June 14.
On Wednesday (August 19), the Supreme Court allowed the CBI to take control of the Sushant Singh Rajput death case. Here's the CBI team's plan of action in Mumbai today:
The investigators will be questioning and recording statements of people connected to the case today. The team is staying at the DRDO guest house in Mumbai. On Thursday, the CBI revealed that more than half a dozen statements have already been recorded in the case. The team will also question the officers of the banks in which Sushant Singh Rajput had his accounts. The team will also question two DCPs of Mumbai Police. Bihar IPS officer Nupur Prasad is leading the team at DCP's office.
The CBI team has asked the Mumbai Police to provide them the photographs of the crime scene. According to sources, the photographs will be sent to forensic experts for analysis. The photographs will be shared with Photo and Scientific Aid Division of the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) for examination.
The SIT members will visit Sushant Singh Rajput's Bandra flat for a crime spot examination. Sources say that the agency may rule out the possibility of murder. Crime scene examination, combined with the forensic examination and postmortem report, will give a clear picture of the nature of the crime, whether it’s a murder or death by suicide. Forensic experts will also go through the autopsy report of Sushant Singh Rajput.
The SIT is being assisted by the technical, forensic, and coordination Unit (TFC) of CBI.
The CBI SIT team reached Bandra Police Station to meet the SHO. The Mumbai Police will hand over all 56 statements recorded, forensic reports, and spot panchnama report to the CBI today. Along with this, Sushant's autopsy report, his three mobile phones, and laptop will also be given to the SIT. The other evidence collected by Mumbai Police in Sushant Singh Rajput case that will be handed over to the CBI include his clothes that he was wearing when his body was found hanging, the blanket, and bedsheet on his bed, his mug in which he had his last juice, the mobile CDR analysis, case diary of Bandra police, spot forensic report and the CCTV recording of the building from June 13 to June 14.
Sushant Singh Rajput was found hanging at his Mumbai home on June 14. The Mumbai Police, who were investigating the matter earlier, declared it a case of suicide and registered an Accidental Death Report. However, on July 25, Sushant Singh Rajput's father KK Singh filed a complaint at Patna's Rajiv Nagar Police Station and an FIR was filed against Rhea Chakraborty, her family, Sushant's employee Samuel Miranda and Rhea's manager Shruti Modi. In his complaint, KK Singh accused Rhea of abetment to suicide and claimed that she siphoned off Rs 15 crore from Sushant's bank account. The Enforcement Directorate is investigating the money laundering angle in the case.