Sushant Singh Rajput case: Maharashtra Home minister condemns demands for CBI probe

Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh has categorically denied a CBI inquiry in Sushant Singh Rajput's death. He said that the Mumbai police is "competent in digging out the truth."

Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh in his statement has categorically refused to transfer Sushant Singh Rajput’s case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) from the Mumbai police. He also questioned Bihar Police’s jurisdiction in the case.

Deshmukh wrote on Twitter, “@MumbaiPolice already began investigating allegations about @itsSSR’s unfortunate alleged suicide. Even if Bihar Police registered an offense in Patna, under Ch. 12 & 13 of the #CrPC it has to be investigated, inquired & tried by police & courts within whose jurisdiction the offense is committed. I condemn the demand for the @itsSSR case to be handed to #CBI. The case is now being politicized for political gains. #MaharashtraPolice is inquiring into the case professionally & are competent in digging out the truth, leaving no stone unturned!”

Take a look at Anil Deshmukh’s tweet here:

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Sushant Singh Rajput died by suicide on June 14th at his Bandra apartment. The actor was said to be suffering from depression. Following his untimely demise, the demands for a CBI inquiry in the case began building. Celebrities and politicians have been at the forefront of this campaign. Responding to this, Deshmukh had said last month that he does not see the need for it as the Mumbai Police was ‘competent enough’ to take charge of the investigation.

“I have the tweets and the campaign. But I don’t think that a CBI probe is required. The Mumbai Police are competent enough to handle such cases and they are investigating every aspect of the case including professional rivalry. As of now, we do not see any foul play. Details of the investigation will be shared once it is completed,” he had said.

Meanwhile, Sushant Singh Rajput’s father KK Singh filed an FIR against the actor’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty. He has accused her of cheating and abetment of suicide among multiple other charges. Following his FIR,  a four-member team from Bihar Police flew into Mumbai to probe the case.

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