In a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court has given the verdict in the case demanding CBI for SSR. Rhea Chakraborty went to Supreme Court challenging the FIR filed by Sushant Singh Rajput’s father K.K.Singh in Patna. The Bihar Police went to Mumbai to investigate, however, Mumbai Police allegedly didn’t cooperate with them. The Mumbai Police and the Maharashtra Government had questioned the jurisdiction of the Bihar Police in court. Later, the Central Government also asked to be made a party in the case and proposed CBI inquiry as per the request of the Bihar Government.
Today, the Supreme Court after a detail hearing of the parties involved in the case, read out the verdict. The 5 main points in the verdict are as follows –
1. The Supreme Court has observed that the investigation of Mumbai Police had limited scope.
2. The Bihar Government has the authority to pass on the case to CBI.
3. The jurisdiction argument by Mumbai Police and Maharashtra Government is rejected. CBI is ordered to take over the case.
4. Any other FIR connected to Sushant Singh Rajput’s case will also be investigated by CBI.
5. Also the Supreme Court has barred the Maharashtra Government from challenging the verdict further as the court has used its ‘inherent power’ to authorize the CBI investigation in the case.
The Supreme Court used Article 142 to give the verdict by a single bench judge that cannot be challenged any further.