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Supreme Court orders CBI to investigate the Sushant Singh Rajput case

It has been over two months since the nation got to know about the death of its most beloved boy – Sushant Singh Rajput. However, the masses have still not managed to reel out of the shock left in his wake. There have been multiple requests to investigate further into the matter and a CBI inquiry is requested by all those who are certain that this is beyond just a suicide; this could well be an attempt to murder.

As the days go by, the demand for a CBI probe into Sushant’s matter hasn’t fizzled out one bit; instead, it has only grown a lot more vigorous.

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Lately, more evidence has surfaced – missing Rs 15 crore. In light of this, all pressure now mounts on Supreme Court to finally issue its decision on Rhea Chakraborty and her plea for the transfer of the probe from Patna to Mumbai. Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh has assured that whatever the SC decides, the government will “act accordingly.”

Whether or not the case will finally be handed over to the CBI will be decided by the SC at 11 am on Wednesday 19th of August 2020.

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How it all happened?

Sushant Singh Rajput, one of the most popular faces of Bollywood and India’s favorite actor who made it to the top ranks clearly on merit and acting talent, was found dead in his Mumbai apartment on the 14th of June 2020. The Mumbai police reported that the young actor, aged 34, died due to asphyxiation on his windpipe – implying that the actor died by suicide.

Mumbai police began investigating rival parties involved and assumed depression to be a likely cause of the actor’s decision towards suicide.

Almost a month later, Sushant’s father KK Singh filed a case in Bihar accusing his son’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty and her family of cheating Sushant for monetary benefits and to have mentally harassed the actor, thereby pushing him to suicide.

Soon after a brief enquiry by the Bihar Police, the course of the case bifurcated into two directions: one by the CBI and the other by the Enforcement Directorate.

The Enforcement Directorate is known to investigate financial crimes and the case now stands to be on the fence regarding which department will finally get the reigns of this high profile case.

Rhea Chakraborty, in her submission, said that the Bihar Police’s FIR was “completely illegal” and that the state did not have jurisdiction to send the case to the CBI but she also added that she did not have any objection if the Supreme Court eventually transferred the case to the concerned agency.

“The commends made at the last hearing before the Hon’ble Supreme Court on the 11th of August 2020, make it evident that this has become more about the politics than the truth. Unwanted and irrelevant submissions are being made. The number of politicians taking advantage of this case on the eve of elections in Bihar,” said Rhea in her statement.

Summing it up

What outcome this case reveals and if there would even be one is something that depends on the SC’s decision to investigate the case. Until then, the nation still sits with bated breath, awaiting justice for a good actor in an infested industry.

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