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Bihar Police To Probe Death Of Sushant Singh Rajput’s Former Manager

There have been a number of calls to switch the Sushant Singh Rajput case to the CBI (File)

Mumbai:

Bihar Police will probe the dying of Sushant Singh Rajput’s former supervisor Disha Salian, as a part of its investigation right into a criticism by the actor’s father accusing his reported girlfriend, Rhea Chakraborty, of illegally transferring Rs 15 crore from his son’s Mumbai checking account and mentally harassing him.

Ms Salian, 28, allegedly killed herself by leaping off a high-rise in Mumbai’s Malad on June 8. Mr Rajput died lower than every week later; his physique was discovered at his residence within the metropolis, with the cops confirming that he had died by suicide.

The inquiry into Ms Salian’s dying can be undertaken by the identical cops who’ve been camped in Mumbai to determine if investments made by the 2 firms arrange by Mr Rajput, together with Ms Chakraborty and her brother, are clear.

“We are going to investigate suicide of Sushant Rajput’s former manager, Disha Salian, and will also question his friend Siddharth Pithani, who was staying with the actor for the past year,” Sanjay Singh, Inspector-General of Police (Patna), informed information company PTI.

Mr Pithani, who has been quoted by information company ANI as saying that Mr Rajput’s household requested him to “say some things” concerning the Rs 15 crore transaction that he had “no idea” about, has additionally been recognized because the registered consumer of a cell SIM utilized by the actor.

Efforts to contact Mr Pithani have been futile up to now, Mr Singh informed PTI.

“Our officials are visiting all possible places related to this case. They had also visited Rajput’s residence and recreated the scene. In the coming days, more people are likely to be questioned in the case,” the Inspector-General of Police (Patna) mentioned.

Inquiries into Sushant Singh Rajput’s dying have been difficult by parallel investigations being run by cops from Mumbai and Bihar.

In investigating allegations of economic irregularities, Bihar Police have insisted they may comply with the cash path. Mumbai Police sources, nonetheless, informed NDTV that Mr Rajput’s household made no point out of such suspicions about Ms Chakraborty or the actor’s funds once they first met prime officers after his dying.

This has led to a turf struggle with Mumbai Police apparently lower than keen to assist cops from Bihar with paperwork, statements and case particulars. Legal consultants have additionally questioned Bihar Police’s jurisdiction because the alleged crime occurred in Maharashtra.

On Friday the Enforcement Directorate added itself to the combo, submitting a cash laundering case over “suspicious transactions” on the premise of the FIR filed by Bihar Police.

There have additionally been requires all the case to be handed over to the CBI, one thing the Maharashtra authorities has refused. The Bihar authorities has mentioned it’s keen to take action if Mr Rajput’s household needs.

However, the CBI, just like the Enforcement Directorate, has no jurisdiction until the Maharashtra authorities permits it to enter its territory; solely an order from the Bihar High Court or Supreme Court can overrule this.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court is prone to hear, on August 5, a plea by Rhea Chakraborty that seeks to switch the monetary irregularities case from Patna to Mumbai. The Bihar authorities intends to attempt to block this switch.

Ms Chakraborty, who this week launched an emotional video during which she mentioned the “truth shall prevail”, has additionally known as for a CBI probe.

With enter from ANI, PTI

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