Guwahati: The Centre has accepted the Bihar Government's request to transfer the inquiry into the death of Sushant Singh Rajput from Mumbai Police to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta stated the same before the Supreme Court, where the plea of actress Rhea Chakraborty seeking transfer of an FIR, accusing her of abetting the suicide of Sushant, from Patna to Mumbai, is currently being heard by a bench headed by Justice Hrisheksh Roy.
This comes amid a tug of war between the Bihar and Maharashtra police to probe the death of the popular actor who was found dead inside his Mumbai residence on June 14.
The Maharashtra Government is reportedly opposed to the transferring of the probe to the central agency.
Meanwhile, the actor's rumoured girlfriend Rhea has sought transfer of FIR lodged in Patna by Sushant's family members on the ground of "jurisdiction."
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has also pulled up the Maharashtra Government for forcibly quarantining Bihar IPS Officer Vinay Tiwari who had come to Mumbai to investigate Sushant's death. On Sunday, however, the top cop was quarantined by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
A Supreme Court bench said that it "does not give the right message" as he was just there (in Maharashtra) to do his job."
The bench also said that Sushant's death took place in "unusual" circumstances and "the truth should unravel."
"A gifted and talented artist has passed away in circumstances which are unusual. This was very unfortunate. Now, the circumstances in which this death took place needs to be inquired into," the bench added.
Meanwhile, Rhea, who had once tweeted to Union Home Minister Amit Shah to conduct a probe into the actor's sudden death, on Tuesday opposed the move through her lawyer Satish Maneshinde by saying that the decision has "no legal sanctity".
The actress, in her interim pleas filed with the pending transfer petition, said, "it is becoming increasingly evident through the widespread media reports that the captioned FIR (at Patna) was successfully filed in Patna only due to intervention of the Chief Minister of Bihar and other local politicians."