The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday said that it is in the process of registering a case to probe the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput and is also in touch with the Bihar Police.
“After getting the notification from the Central government, CBI is in the process of registration of the case,” a CBI spokesperson said.
The development comes a day after the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) issued a notification, paving the way for the central investigative agency to register a case.
Sushant was found dead in his flat in Mumbai’s Bandra on June 14. On Tuesday, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar recommended a CBI probe on the request of Sushant’s father K.K. Singh.
Many political leaders have also called for a CBI probe into Sushant’s death.
On Singh’s complaint, the Bihar Police registered a case against Sushant’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty on July 25.
Sushant’s father had lodged an FIR against Rhea in Patna, accusing her of cheating and threatening his son.
The actor’s family has also accused her of keeping him away from them.