Bihar CM Nitish Kumar recommends CBI probe in Sushant Singh Rajput's death case

Aug 4, 2020: The Bihar government is recommending a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry in the case of death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, said Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday.

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Aug 4, 2020: The Bihar government is recommending a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry in the case of death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, said Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday.

In an exclusive interview given to ANI, over telephone, the Bihar CM said that the late actor's father had earlier in the day held talks with the Director General of Police (DGP), Bihar and given his consent for a CBI inquiry to be conducted in the case.

"Today morning the DGP held talks with Sushant's father KK Singh, who had filed the FIR. Today he has given consent for CBI inquiry, so we are recommending for the same. CBI investigation will give better results," Kumar told ANI.

"Upon filing of the FIR, the Bihar Police was investigating the case and we had always maintained that we will recommend CBI inquiry if the consent of KK Singh (the complainant) came. The recommendation will be sent today," he added.

He further said that the treatment meted out to the Superintendent of Police (SP) Patna (Central), Vinay Tiwari, in Mumbai, where he was put under home quarantine by Brihannmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) personnel, was "not right."

Meanwhile, the Bombay High Court on Tuesday postponed the hearing on the Public Interest Litigation (PIL), seeking transfer of Sushant Singh Rajput's death case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) due to heavy rains in Mumbai.

The matter was scheduled to be heard by the bench headed by Bombay High Court Chief Justice Dipankar Datta.

The PIL for transferring the case related to the actor's death to the CBI has been filed by one Sameet Thakkar, through his lawyer Raspal Singh Renu.

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