Sushant Singh Rajput case: CBI registers FIR, names Rhea


New Delhi: Rhea Chakraborty has been named as an accused in the First Information Report (FIR) filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case.

A day after the Centre asked the agency to probe the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, the CBI on Thursday registered a case against six persons, including Rhea Chakraborty and her

family members on the basis of the FIR filed by Bihar Police on Sushant’s family’s complaint.

The CBI has named Rhea, her father Indrajit Chakraborty, mother Sandhya Chakraborty, brother Showik Chakraborty, Sushant’s house manager Samuel Miranda, Shruti Modi and unknown others. They have been charged under various sections of the Indian Penal Code including

abetment of suicide, criminal conspiracy, wrongful restraint/confinement, theft, criminal breach of trust, cheating and other offences.

A CBI spokesperson said that the agency has registered the case on the request of Bihar government and further notification from the central government and taken over the investigation of the Bihar Police case registered at police station Rajiv Nagar in Patna. The official said that the Bihar Police FIR was registered against six accused and others. 

The CBI has handed the case over to its Special Investigation Team (SIT) branch, which earlier investigated the high profile cases like Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal and liquor baron Vijay Mallya bank fraud case. 

Sushant was found dead in his flat in Mumbai’s Bandra on June 14.