Sushant Singh Rajput Case: Bihar Police Unable To ‘Locate’ Rhea Chakraborty
Patna: A team of Bihar Police, which travelled to Mumbai to probe the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, hasn’t yet been able to “locate” his girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty. Sushant’s father KK Singh had filed an FIR with Bihar Police in which he claimed that Rhea exploited his son financially and cheated on him, forcing him to take the drastic step of committing suicide.
Speaking to reporters on Saturday, Bihar Director General of Police (DGP) Gupteshwar Pandey said that Bihar Police is working on the basis of evidence and may send senior officers to Mumbai if required.
Both Mumbai Police and Bihar Police are investigating the death of Sushant, who was found hanging in his room at his Bandra residence on June 14.
“The four-member Bihar police team that went to Mumbai has recorded statements of Sushant’s sister, former girlfriend Ankita Lokhande, his cook, his friends and colleagues. The team also went to the bank to collect information about transactions made from Sushant’s bank accounts. Rhea Chakraborty, however, is yet to be located.”
On the possibility of the case being investigated by the CBI, Pandey said: “Bihar Police is fully capable of investigating this case. If the family of Sushant would like the case to be investigated by the CBI, then it would be considered, but the Bihar Police would go to any extent to provide justice to Sushant. And I assure you that Bihar Police is fully capable of providing justice to his family for the peace of Sushant’s soul.”
When asked about the allegation of going outside the jurisdiction to register a case in this matter, the DGP categorically stated that Sushant’s father has himself registered the case in Patna, thereafter an investigation was launched. An accused in this case has also gone to the Supreme Court, he said adding “whatever the Supreme Court says will be followed. If the Bihar Police gets a chance to investigate the matter, the truth will be brought out.”
After Sushant’s father registered a case against Rhea and six others at Rajiv Nagar police station in Patna on July 25, Rhea applied for bail and has the Supreme Court to shift the case to Mumbai.
The apex court will take a decision on August 5.