Sushant Singh Rajput death: CBI records statements of people pivotal to case

Sushant Singh Rajput death: CBI records statements of people pivotal to case

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has recorded a few more statements in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case. While the agency has not disclosed the identity of the people who have been questioned, sources claim that they are pivotal to the case. Earlier, the CBI recorded the statements of the actor's family members.

Sushant Singh Rajput death case has been transferred to the CBI. On August 5, during the hearing of Rhea Chakraborty's plea in the Supreme Court, the Centre told the apex court that the investigation has been handed over to the CBI. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had recommended a CBI inquiry of the case after talking to Sushant's father, KK Singh.

Sushant Singh Rajput was found hanging at his Mumbai home on June 14. While the Mumbai Police declared it a case of suicide, Sushant's father, KK Singh, filed a complaint of abetment to suicide against Rhea Chakraborty and her family members in Patna. In his complaint, Singh also accused Rhea of pocketing Rs 15 crore from Sushant's bank account.

Rhea Chakraborty had filed two petitions in the SC in which she had requested for the Sushant Singh Rajput case to be transferred to Mumbai under the Mumbai Police as the actor lived and died there.

In the third Supreme Court hearing of Rhea Chakraborty's plea on Thursday, the CBI in their final written submission to the SC said that there is no question of transferring the case to Mumbai as there is no case filed or pending there. The CBI's submission goes against Rhea Chakraborty's petition itself.

The CBI's submission also called the Mumbai Police's recording of statements of 56 witnesses as "bereft of any legal backing" and requested the honorable Supreme Court to not make an observation that, in any way, affects the investigation of the Enforcement Directorate (ED). The ED is carrying out a parallel probe based on the deceased actor's father, KK Singh's FIR, filed in Patna's Rajiv Nagar Police against Rhea.