The case related to Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s alleged suicide will be handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday.

The central government has informed the Supreme Court that the case involving the death of Sushant Singh Rajput will be handed over to the CBI, according to reports.

The Centre has taken this step on the recommendation of the Bihar authorities.

Earlier, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, on Tuesday evening, had also requested a transfer in investigation to the hands of the CBI.

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A notification issued by Bihar Government read, “The Governor of Bihar is pleased to accord his consent to exercise of powers and jurisdiction to the whole of Bihar and other places related to the case to the members of Delhi Special Police Establishment to Investigative and enquire into the case related to the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput.”

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing the government told the apex court that the investigation was being handed over to the CBI.

Former Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi represented the Bihar government in the investigation while senior advocate Shyam Divan stood for Rhea Chakraborty, Sushant’s ex-girlfriend.

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Meanwhile, Bihar Governor Phagu Chauhan has suggested that the CBI should further investigate, supervise and inquire into the case registered in Patna by Sushant Singh Rajput’s father K K Singh.

Singh, earlier this month, filed an FIR at Rajiv Nagar Police Station in Patna accusing Sushant Singh Rajput’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty and her family of abetment of suicide.

Earlier a Bihar Govt notification read, “The Governor of Bihar is pleased to accord his consent to exercise of powers and jurisdiction to the whole of Bihar and other places related to the case to the members of Delhi Special Police Establishment to Investigative and enquire into the case related to the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput.”

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