In what can be called as a big win for #SSRWarriors who are waging a war seeking justice, Supreme Court on Wednesday instructed the Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) to take over actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case from Mumbai police.
The apex court also rejected actor, Sushant’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty’s petition to transfer the investigation from Patna to Mumbai in Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case.
In the line of the verdict, Mumbai police need to hand over all evidence it has collected to the investigating agency. A single-judge bench of Justice Hrishikesh Roy stated that the Bihar government was competent to give consent to CBI for probing into the Patna FIR.
“It is a very important day for Sushant’s family and his fans all over the world. SC accepted all our points, it also held that what Maharashtra Police was doing was in a limited scope,” stated Vikas Singh, lawyer of Sushant Singh Rajput’s father.
Meanwhile, moments after the Supreme Court order, social media flooded with messages welcoming the Supreme Court’s verdict. Actors Akshay Kumar, Kangana Ranaut, Kriti Sanon were amongst the few celebrities who joined the #SSRWarriors bandwagon supporting the CBI probe.
It can be recollected that Actor Rhea Chakraborty, Sushant Singh Rajput’s girlfriend, had asked the Supreme Court to transfer the FIR or First Information Report registered by his family in Patna to Mumbai.
In her petition, Rhea said that the Bihar Police have no jurisdiction in the case. Alleged that the actor’s death was being used for political gains ahead of elections in the state, Rhea also heightened media attention and sensationalising of the case.