'Mumbai Police will investigate Sushant Singh Rajput's suicde case', says Anil Deshmukh

Updated: Jul 29, 2020, 20:17 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

Rhea Chakraborty's lawyer moved the Supreme Court seeking transfer of the investigation of the FIR lodged in Patna to Mumbai

Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh
Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh

Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Wednesday said that late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's suicide case will be investigated by the Mumbai Police. "It will not be transferred to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)," Deshmukh said.

Deshmukh's comments come a day after Rajput's father KK Singh lodged an FIR against the actor's rumoured girlfriend and actress Rhea Chakraborty at Rajiv Nagar police station in Patna on Tuesday. 

Sanjay Singh, Inspector General, Patna Central Zone had said that the case was filed under various sections, including abetment of suicide against actress Rhea Chakraborty and six others. On Wednesday, Chakraborty's lawyer moved Supreme Court seeking transfer of the investigation of the FIR lodged in Patna to Mumbai.

In his petition, Rhea's lawyer claimed that all the witnesses related to the case are recording their statements in Mumbai, and in such a situation, an investigation cannot be conducted in two places. The lawyer also claimed that Chakraborty is ready to cooperate in the investigation.

Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead in his Bandra apartment on June 14, he was 34 years old.

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