Two public interest litigations (PILs) have been filed in the Supreme Court seeking a CBI probe into the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
Lawyer Ajay Agarwal and Mumbai-based law student Dwivendra Devtadeen Dubey have filed the PIL in the apex court on Tuesday.
Earlier in the day, Bihar chief Minister Nitish Kumar recommended a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the actor’s death.
Sushant was found dead at his residence in Bandra in Mumbai on June 14.
Advocate Agarwal, who has pursued the politically-sensitive Bofors scam in the top court, has urged the apex court to issue direction to the CBI to take up the investigations into the death of the Bollywood actor.
In his plea, he said that the upcoming Bollywood film star “was found dead in mysterious circumstances. Mumbai police immediately declared it a case of suicide. But nobody could swallow this theory of suicide of a bright upcoming star who played a lead role in the film on M.S. Dhoni”.
The lawyer argued that though the apex court bench, headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde, had, on July 30, already rejected a PIL seeking CBI probe into the matter, there have been further developments since then.