As per reports, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed an FIR against actor Rhea Chakraborty for lending a hand in the suicide of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. To our utter dismay, the federal probe agency will not be able to carry out necessary investigation of the case in Mumbai and in adjoining areas of Maharashtra.
Interestingly, the anti-corruption unit Vl of CBI has been entrusted with the responsibility to investigate the case.
India Today TV reported that the probe team will be headed by Joint Director Manoj Sashidhar (IPS, Gujrat Cadre). DIG Gagandeep Ghambir will oversee the probe whereas Anil Yadav, additional superintendent of police will be the investigation officer.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, on repeated insistence by Sushant’s family, handed over the case to CBI which is currently being probed by the Patna Police.
A notification released by the Bihar government on Tuesday read, “The Governor of Bihar is pleased to accord his consent to exercise of powers and jurisdiction to the whole of Bihar and other places related to the case to the members of Delhi Special Police Establishment to Investigative and enquire into the case related to the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput.”
Interestingly, the consent by the Bihar government has been given for the entire state and other places associated with the crime. However, if the probe is out of Bihar, the CBI will again have to seek consent from the respective states.
Experts have added that the Bihar government’s order recommending CBI probe gives consent for the agency to exercise territorial jurisdiction in the whole state of Bihar but as the crime has been committed in Mumbai, the CBI will require separate permission from the Maharashtra government to look into the case in Mumbai.
India Today TV has learnt that the CBI has sought general consent from Maharashtra but as this case will be investigated by Special Crime Unit of CBI, separate consent will be required for CBI to investigate.