Days after a Bihar police team reached Mumbai to probe the Sushant Singh Rajput suicide case, a turf battle has broken out between law enforcement officers from Bihar and Maharashtra. Now, Bihar Govt has recommended the transfer of Sushant Singh Rajput's death probe to the CBI. Sushant Singh Rajput’s father KK Singh had recently filed an FIR in Patna, citing several allegations against the late actor’s girlfriend Rhea Chakrabroty. Sushant Singh Rajput death case: Bihar govt recommends CBI probe
The CBI called actress Rhea Chakraborty for the third consecutive day on Sunday for questioning in the case of death of her boyfriend and filmstar Sushant Singh Rajput, a police official said. The 28-year-old actress is accused of abetting Rajput's suicide. Her brother Showik Chakraborty was also called by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for the fourth day in a row for questioning in the case, the official said.Sushant Singh Rajput death Case: CBI questions Rhea Chakraborty for third consecutive day
The AIIMS team conducted tests to check for signs of drugs and chemicals and the viscera report is expected on Thursday, said Sudhir Gupta, chairman of the medical board, which was formed at the request of the Central Bureau of Investigation to give its medico-legal opinion of the actor’s death.
"No leader from the BJP has taken the name of Aaditya Thackeray directly or indirectly (in Rajput case). The kind of revelations that are coming up in the case, I think they are surprising," Devendra Fadnavis said.
The CBI team will reconstruct the crime scene at Rajput's flat, where he was found hanging on June 14, an official said. The central agency team, along with forensic experts, reached Rajput's residence in Mont Blanc Apartment around 2.30 pm.
The actress, clad in a black shrug, was in a car escorted by a police vehicle.
The CBI has used reconstruction as a tool in high-profile cases such as the Aarushi murder and the killings of Pune-based rationalist Narendra Dabholkar and senior journalist Gauri Lankesh in Karnataka.
Nitish Kumar's comments came after the apex court upheld the transfer to the CBI of an FIR, lodged at Patna against actress Rhea Chakraborty and others for allegedly abetting the suicide of actor.
Here is everything that has happened in the matter so far.
The Supreme Court will pronounce on Wednesday its verdict on actor Rhea Chakraborty's petition seeking transfer of investigation in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case from Patna in Bihar to the Maharashtra Police. The single-judge bench of Justice Hrishikesh Roy will pronounce the verdict around 11 am on August 19. The apex court had, in its last hearing on August 11, reserved its judgment and asked all the parties to file their respective submissions in the case.Sushant Singh Rajput death case: SC verdict on Rhea's plea to transfer case to Mumbai on Wednesday
In a fresh development in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) early Friday morning raided the residence of Rhea Chakraborty at Juhu Tara road. Another NCB team also raided Rajput's close aide Samuel Miranda's house in Mumbai. The raids are in connection with the drug trafficking probe linked to the death case of actor Sushant.SSR death case: Narcotics Control Bureau raids residences of Rhea, Samuel Miranda
CBI issues summons to Rhea Chakraborty's father and mother to join the investigation in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case.SSR death probe: CBI issues summons to Rhea Chakraborty's parents for interrogation
The Narcotics Control Bureau has also registered a criminal case against Rhea.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation will quarantine members of the CBI team if they arrive from another state to investigate the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. CBI, however, has the option of deploying its officials posted in Mumbai to probe the case.
Rhea has been called again on August 10. The statements of Chakraborty, Modi and Showik were recorded under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), officials said.
Aaditya Thackeray, son of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, had clarified that he was nowhere related to actor Sushant Singh Rajput death case, and that he and his family are being targeted for no reason.
In a statement on Tuesday, he said those who cannot digest the performance of the Maharashtra government and its popularity were behind the rumour. He said those who are "upset at their own failures" are dragging his name in the case for political reasons.
The Bihar government has decided to recommend a CBI probe in film actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case .
Supreme Court refuses to entertain a PIL seeking Central Bureau of Investigation probe into Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case.Supreme Court rejects plea demanding CBI probe in Sushant Singh Rajput death case
The verdict came on the plea by Chakraborty who sought transfer of the FIR lodged against her.
Hours after the Supreme Court agreed to allow the CBI to probe the Sushant Singh Rajput death case, the actor's family has issued a statement and thanked Bihar CM Nitish Kumar for his efforts so far. "Now that the country's premier investigating agency has taken over, we believe that all those involved in the dastardly crime will be brought to justice. Today's development reaffirmed our faith in India as a robust democracy," the statement read.SSR CBI probe: 'Truth will prevail', says Sushant's family on SC verdict
CBI probe in Sushant death: Ankita Lokhande hails SC decision, actor's sister Shweta calls it 'first step' towards truth
Rajput's sister Shweta hoped for an unbiased investigation into her brother's death.
The Supreme Court has pronounced its verdict on a plea filed by model-turned-actress Rhea Chakraborty seeking transfer of the probe from Bihar to Mumbai. In a massive victory for Rajput's family, the apex court has given a nod to the CBI investigation according to Times Now. The judge Hrishikesh Roy has dismissed Rhea's plea. The Supreme Court has directed the Mumbai Police to handover all the evidence it collected to the CBI.SSR death probe: SC dismisses Rhea Chakraborty's plea, gives nod to CBI investigation
Sushant S Rajput's dad quizzed by ED on actor's income, investment; Rhea claims she has never met Aaditya Thackeray
The ED is probing the money-laundering angle after the actor's father lodged a criminal FIR.
Sushant S Rajput’s talent manager quizzed for 11 hrs by ED; Centre tells SC Mumbai Police statements invalid due to no FIR
In its written submission, the Centre claimed that the Mumbai police had no jurisdiction to record statements.
Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty and the Bihar government filed their written submissions in the Supreme Court on Thursday on Chakraborty's plea seeking to transfer an FIR lodged against her in Patna in connection with actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death to Mumbai. Seeking the dismissal of Chakraborty's petition, the Bihar government, in its written submissions filed through advocate Keshav Mohan, said, "No impediment would deserve to be allowed to come in the way of CBI to undertake and complete the investigation expeditiously."Sushant Singh case transfer plea: Bihar Govt files written submission in SC
Lawyer of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's father, Vikas Singh on August 12 stated that the role of his son's friend and roommate Siddharth Pithani in Sushant's death case is "extremely dubious" and that he is a very "intelligent criminal" He said, "Siddharth Pithani is extremely dubious. He is a very intelligent criminal. What he did was, until FIR was registered by family he was talking to them regularly and trying to help them. The moment FIR was registered, he started helping Rhea." "The way he has behaved after registration of FIR, the way he is writing email to Rhea when she's a named accused. Helping a named accused in this manner shows complicity between Rhea and him. It is only upon custodial interrogation that the real truth will come out," he added.Siddharth Pithani is very 'intelligent criminal': Sushant's family lawyer
The Supreme Court of India on Tuesday reserved its verdict on the plea moved by Rhea Chakraborty in the court that the probe in the Sushant Singh Rajput Death case be transfered to the Mumbai Police from Patna. The Supreme Court has asked all parties involved in the case to file a written note of all precedent judgments compiled before the court by Thursday (August 13). Sushant case: SC reserves verdict on Rhea’s plea; seeks notes from all parties by August 13
Sushant Singh Rajput death: Mumbai Police opposes CBI probe, tells SC that Bihar Police FIR 'politically motivated'
The Mumbai cops said that impartial investigation was being done.
The Centre on Wednesday issued a notification asking the CBI to probe the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, that occurred in June at his Mumbai residence, officials said. A copy of the notification has been sent to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) asking it to probe the case, they said. "A notification has been issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) paving way for the CBI probe in Rajput's death case," a senior official said.Centre issues notification, directs CBI probe in Sushant Singh case
IPS officer Vinay Tiwari who reached Mumbai from Patna on official duty to lead the police team in Sushant Rajput death case probe has been forcibly quarantined by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials, as informed by Bihar Police. Patna Superintendent of Police Vinay Tiwary arrived in Mumbai on August 02. Bihar Police team is investigating the case in city after actor’s father filed FIR against Rhea Chakraborty.Sushant Singh Rajput death probe: Patna SP ‘forcibly quarantined’ in Mumbai
The team visited the Bandra police station in connection with the investigation.
The team has statements from actor's Versova-based sister, ex-girlfriend Ankita Lokhande and a cook.
Shweta Singh Kirti requested for an urgent scan of the whole case.
Sushant S Rajput's family files caveat in SC, apex court rules out CBI probe; ED may file money-laundering case
The late actor’s father has filed a caveat in the apex court.
Sushant Singh Rajput death case should be investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the wake of new facts emerging in this regard every day, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati said on Thursday.Sushant Rajput death case: BSP Chief Mayawati demands CBI probe
Shekhar Suman points towards 'missing links', makes a strong pitch for CBI probe into Sushant S Rajput's death
Suman clarified that he was not insisting that the deceased actor's death was 'not a case of suicide'.
But, before the probe team could start recording her statement, the NCB received report of one of its SIT members testing positive for coronavirus, the official said.
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Sushanto Roy took one and a half months to complete the statue.
She has been grilled by the investigating agency for over 14 hours in 2 days.
The 28-year-old was summoned by the agency on Sunday morning.
In his statement, Indrajit said that 'next on the line' is his daughter, Rhea.
"Justice triumphs! The soul of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput will surely now rest in peace with the assurance of a fair investigation by CBI on the FIR filed in Patna by Bihar Police whose request for transfer of case to CBI has been validated by the Supreme Court," Prasad tweeted.
The arrests came after over 10 hours of questioning of the two.
Maha rights body gives clean chit to Cooper hospital, Mumbai Police over morgue access to Rhea Chakraborty
Maneshinde will file a plea for urgent hearing so that the matter can be heard tomorrow.
Sushant death probe: CBI to quiz actor’s psychiatrist Susan Walker; Kangana Ranaut alleges threat to life from Shiv Sena
The Narcotics Control Bureau has nabbed another suspect.
Sushant Singh Rajput death: Rhea Chakraborty's parents reach DRDO guest house for CBI's first round of questioning
On Monday, the CBI had grilled Rhea Chakraborty for over 8 hours.
The ED has intimated the NCB about the purported drugs-linked chats.
Sushant death case: Rhea Chakraborty arrested by Narcotics Bureau, sent to 14-day custody; model's lawyer calls it 'travesty of justice'
The NCB has questioned Rhea for three consecutive days.
The SC is scheduled to hear Chakraborty's plea to transfer the case from Patna to Mumbai today.
Sushant Singh Rajput death: CBI prepares to issue summons to Rhea Chakraborty, quizzes actor’s friend, house help again
This will be the third round of interrogation for the actor’s friend Siddharth Pithani.
CBI had approached the forensic department for its medico-legal opinion in the case.
ED to quiz Sushant S Rajput’s business partner, Rhea’s friend; CBI questions Indrajit for third day in a row
Showik has been summoned by the ED for a fourth round of interrogation.
Vidya Balan says her heart breaks over vilification of Rhea Chakraborty, urges people to let law take its course
The actress posted a statement that said the coverage into Rajput's death is unfortunate.
Sushant death: CBI quizzes actor's ex-manager Shruti Modi; Samuel Miranda says Rajput was worried about finances
The CBI is also likely to record the statements of Rajput's sisters, TimesNow reported.
Ankita Lokhande rubbishes reports that Sushant S Rajput paid her house EMI, shares bank statements on Twitter
On Friday, an ED official claimed that the EMI of Lokhande's flat was deducted from Rajput's account.
Speaking in the backdrop of political criticism over demolition of actress Kangana Ranaut's bungalow in Mumbai and the way his government handled the Sushant Singh Rajput death case, Thackeray assured people that he would fight the political crisis too.
The model's lawyer has denied the claims and said that she is ready for a blood test.
In addition to the ADR case diary, the CBI also collected actor's phone and laptop from the Mumbai police.
The apex court said the Bihar government is competent to transfer the case to the CBI.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the transfer of an FIR, lodged at Patna against Rhea Chakraborty and others for allegedly abetting Rajput's suicide, to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
The actor's sister Shweta Singh Kirti received the certificate on Rajput's behalf.
An ECIR case has been filed by the ED.
Sushant Singh Rajput, 34, was found hanging from the ceiling of his apartment in suburban Bandra in Mumbai on June 14 and since then the Mumbai police has been probing the case keeping in mind various angles.
Rajput was reportedly in a relationship with the actress at the time of his death.
Sushant Singh Rajput death: Rhea Chakraborty approaches SC against 'unfair media trial', claims she is being singled out
The actress says that the media has 'blown out of proportion' the investigation into Rajput's death.
Raut in his column ‘Rok Thok’ in the party mouth piece ‘Saamana’ wrote, “ The Mumbai police dragged the probe longer then it should have been. Celebrities from the entertainment world were being called everyday for interrogation and this led to a lot of gossip.
The agency officials will collect the documents from the Mumbai Police and meet the investigation officer, who handled the Sushant case.
Soon after the apex court decision, social media saw a flurry of 'justice prevails' posts.
National Democratic Alliance in Bihar comprises of BJP, Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) and Ram Vilas Paswans LJP. Bihar has 243-member assembly. Former Maharashtra chief minister and party's election in-charge for Bihar Devendra Fadnavis joined them virtually. BJP's national president J P Nadda will give his valedictory speech Sunday.
The report, which was recently submitted to Mumbai Police, has looked into the accounts of the late actor for the last five years. It has also audited the accounts of Chakraborty and the three companies that were registered between Rajput, Chakraborty and her family members.
SC to hear Rhea's plea on Tuesday; IPS officer Vinay Tiwari says Bihar Police's probe had made good progress until it got stymied on Aug 2
Rhea has been summoned by the ED again on Monday.
Bihar govt seeks dismissal of Rhea Chakraborty's plea in SC, terms it 'premature, misconceived and non-maintainable'
The affidavit also referred to non-cooperation by the Mumbai Police.
Bihar Police recorded statements of nearly 10 people.
Actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case took a new turn on Friday, as the Centre filed a petition with the Supreme Court seeking to be made a party to actress Rhea Chakraborty's plea for transferring to Mumbai a first information report (FIR) lodged against her in Patna in connection with the death.
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Fans on social media couldn't help but speculate if Ankita's post was about Rajput's case.