Sushant Singh Rajput case: Mumbai police opposes CBI probe in SC!

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Mumbai: In another twist in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case, the Mumbai police told the Supreme Court on Saturday that it was carrying out an impartial investigation in the matter.

In response to a petition by Rhea Chakraborty seeking transfer of an FIR lodged against her by the Bihar police to Mumbai, the Mumbai police said the CBI should have waited for the apex court decision.

It alleged that the registration of FIR in Patna by Bihar Police was “politically motivated and violated the principles of federalism enshrined in the Constitution”.

The Mumbai police said that the Bihar police could only have registered a ‘Zero FIR (crime not falling in its jurisdiction) and sent it to Mumbai and did not have the legal authority to transfer it to the CBI.

The police also denied that the quarantining of IPS officer Vinay Tiwary was aimed at obstructing the investigation by the Bihar Police.

The 34-year-old Bollywood actor was found dead in his apartment in suburban Bandra in Mumbai on June 14. The Mumbai Police said he had died by suicide and began investigating whether he was driven by clinical depression and ugly rivalries in the film industry.

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