CBI takes over Sushant death case, begins questioning

Reports said a 10-member team headed by SP Nupur Prasad has collected case records of the actor’s death case from Mumbai Police

Sushant Singh Rajput
While initial police report called the death a suicide, conspiracy theories based on social media posts and allegations of colleagues and a section of media that it was a murder, had put pressure on the government for a detailed probe into the actor’s death.| Photo: PTI

Two days after the Supreme Court handed over the Sushant Singh Rajput case to the Central Bureau of Investigation, a special team of the agency begun its investigation into the death of the actor on Friday (August 21).

The 10-member team headed by Superintendent of Police (SP) Nupur Prasad, which reached Mumbai on Thursday night, collected the case records including the post-mortem report of the actor before questioning one of his staffers.

There, however, are varying reports on the identity and number of the people who are being questioned. An NDTV report said Sushant’s cook is one of the people who are being questioned.

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According to NDTV Sushant’s staff was questioned at the office of the Defence Research and Development Organisation and Air Force Guest House in Santa Cruz, another team of CBI officers visited the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Police near Bandra police station.

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A team of experts from CBI’s Central Forensic Science Laboratory is also slated to visit the actor’s residence on Friday.

The CBI investigation comes at the orders of the Supreme Court which on Wednesday upheld the Bihar government’s decision and asked Mumbai Police to hand over the case to the CBI to ensure “an impartial probe”.

The court was hearing a plea by Sushant’s girlfriend Rhea who had requested it to merge an FIR filed by the late actor’s father with the case being probed by the Mumbai police. Sushant’s father KK Singh had accused Rhea of driving his son to suicide and siphoning money from his bank account.

Sushant Singh Rajput, 34, was found hanging at his apartment in suburban Bandra on June 14

 

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