Sushant Singh Rajput Case: Numerous Bollywood actors had joined the growing social media chorus in the recent days for a CBI probe into the actor’s death.
Actors Akshay Kumar, Kangana Ranaut, Kriti Sanon and others welcomed the Supreme Court’s order today that said the CBI will investigate actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. Numerous Bollywood actors had joined the growing social media chorus in the recent days for a CBI probe into the actor’s death.
“May the truth always prevail,” actor Akshay Kumar tweeted.
Congratulating “SSR warriors”, actor Kangana Ranaut said she felt “such strong force of collective consciousness” for the first time.
“Supreme Court’s order for CBI investigation of Sushant’s case is a ray of hope that the truth will finally shine,” actor Kriti Sanon wrote on Twitter and Instagram Stories.
The top court today asked the Mumbai police to hand over all evidence collected so far to the investigating agency. The court also said the FIR registered in Bihar based on the complaint filed by Sushant Singh’s father was correct and Bihar was competent to ask the CBI to investigate the case.
A number of Bollywood celebrities had sought a CBI investigation into the death of the 34-year-old actor. Many of them using the hashtag “CBIforSSR” on social media.
Mr Rajput was found dead in his Mumbai apartment on June 14.
Mr Rajput’s former girlfriend Ankita Lokhande, who too had demanded a CBI probe into his death, tweeted, “Justice is the truth in action. Truth wins.”
Actor Rhea Chakraborty, Sushant Singh Rajput’s girlfriend, had asked the Supreme Court to transfer the FIR or First Information Report registered against her by his family in Patna to Mumbai.
The Supreme Court said since the Mumbai police had registered only an accidental death report, it had limited investigation powers. The Bihar police, however, registered a “full-fledged FIR” which already stands referred to the CBI, the court said.
Maharashtra has been asked to cooperate with the CBI probe and provide all assistance. If any other case was registered in connection with Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, it would also be probed by the CBI, the top court said.