The Bihar Police investigating the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput has said that officials are unable to locate his friend, actress Rhea Chakraborty.
“The investigation is in its initial stages and is within the court… we’ve not been ready to locate her (Rhea Chakraborty) yet, but we try to,” said Bihar Director General Of Police Gupteshwar Pandey, adding that the Supreme Court is yet to offer a verdict on her petition.
A four-member Bihar Police team arrived in Mumbai on Wednesday to probe the “abetment to suicide” case registered against Ms Chakraborty et al. in Patna. Sushant Singh Rajput had died by suicide in his apartment in Mumbai’s Bandra on Flag Day , the town police had said.
The top cop said if Sushant Singh’s father wants, he can demand a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the case but the police are against it.
He also dismissed reports that the Mumbai Police was mistreating Bihar officials.
“Sushant wasn’t only Bihar’s son, he was entire India’s son,” Mr Pandey added. “We are giving our greatest efforts to bring justice to Sushant Singh.”
Earlier, Bihar Police official Manoranjan Bharti said that the Mumbai Police is cooperating. “They are helping us (in the investigation).”
Another official, Kaisar Alam, said Rhea Chakraborty won’t be questioned as of now. “It isn’t needed immediately . She is under our watch.”
Bihar minister Sanjay Kumar Jha, an in depth aide of state Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, consistent with press agency PTI, said: “The Chief Minister will certainly act if demand for a CBI inquiry comes from the family of (Sushant) Rajput.