NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Thursday (August 20) said the Maharashtra government will fully cooperate with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for the probe in the case of actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death.
Pawar said he was sure that the Maha Vikas Aghadi government will respect the Supreme Court’s order upholding the transfer of the Patna Police’s FIR in the case to the CBI.
Pawar also said he was hopeful that the investigation in the actor’s death will not be carried out the way it happened in rationalist Narendra Dabholkar’s murder case, which has remained unresolved.
Dabholkar, a well-known anti-superstition activist, was shot dead on August 20, 2013, in Pune.
“I am sure the Maharashtra Govt will respect the judgement of the Supreme Court to handover Sushant Singh Rajput’s case to the CBI and fully cooperate in the investigation process,” Pawar tweeted.
सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने सुशांत सिंह राजपूत जांच प्रक्रिया #CBI को हस्तांतरित करने का आदेश दिया है। मुझे यकीन है कि महाराष्ट्र सरकार इस निर्णय का सम्मान करेगी और जांच में पूरी तरह से सहयोग करेगी।
— Sharad Pawar (@PawarSpeaks) August 20, 2020
“I hope the investigation will not be carried on, as was done with Dr Narendra Dabholkar’s murder case also under investigation by the #CBI which commenced in 2014 and remains
unresolved, the former Union minister said.
Rajput (34) was found dead at his apartment in suburban Bandra on June 14.
After his death, the Mumbai Police started a probe and recorded statements of 56 people, including the late actor’s sisters, actress Rhea Chakraborty, and a few other film personalities.
Rajput’s father K K Singh had lodged a separate complaint with the Patna Police in connection with the actor’s death and the Bihar government later recommended a CBI probe into the case.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the transfer of the FIR lodged in Patna against Rhea Chakraborty and others for allegedly abetting Rajput’s suicide, to the CBI.
The apex court said the Bihar government is “competent to transfer the case to the CBI” for investigation.