Patna: The premature demise of Sushant Singh Rajput has come as a shock to thousands and thousands of followers of the Patna- born actor, inside Bihar and elsewhere, and the CBI probe is predicted to convey out the reality behind it and guarantee justice, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar mentioned on Monday.
Kumar, who was addressing a digital rally right here which marked the graduation of JD(U)’s marketing campaign for the upcoming meeting polls, made a reference to the deceased actor in the direction of the top of his greater than an hour-long speech.
Rajput was discovered hanging in his condo in Mumbai’s Bandra on June 14.
“The death of the young actor had caused grief not only to his family, but also to millions of his fans who reside in Bihar and elsewhere. His father lodged an FIR in Patna when he found that an appropriate investigation was not taking place (in Mumbai),” mentioned Kumar in a veiled assault on the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress authorities in Maharashtra.
“Finally, when the bereaved father sought a CBI inquiry, we wasted no time in recommending it and the Centre, thankfully, gave its assent in good time. Now, we can hope that justice will be done in the matter,” mentioned the JD(U) chief, who seeks his fourth consecutive time period in energy in Bihar.
The actor’s father Okay Okay Singh lodged an FIR with Rajiv Nagar police station right here and levelled numerous allegations in opposition to actress Rhea Chakraborty in connection together with his demise.
These had triggered a tug of conflict between the governments of Bihar and Maharashtra with the latter questioning the previous’s “jurisdiction” within the matter.
Issues reached a flashpoint when a younger IPS officer from Patna was forcibly quarantined hours after reaching Mumbai the place he was supposed to steer a Bihar police crew in investigating the case.
The Bihar authorities’s suggestion for a CBI probe was frowned upon by the Uddhav Thackeray regime which dubbed the transfer as one taken with a “political motive”.
The Shiv Sena, of which Thackeray is the president, had alleged that Kumar was attempting to money in on the immense sympathy generated for Rajput through the meeting elections, a cost rebutted by the ruling NDA in Bihar.
Kumar spoke in regards to the deceased actor in course of paying tributes to a bunch of public figures who misplaced their lives lately, together with former President Pranab Mukherjee.
The chief minister, whose speech was peppered with references to Lalu Prasad, took a swipe on the jailed RJD chief over a current submit on the latter’s official twitter deal with through which the present regime was referred to as a “bhaar” (burden) on Bihar.
“We may be bhaar. But you are andar (inside; also used as a pun for imprisonment). And the people of Bihar have no regrets over that. They are very much relieved,” quipped the JD(U) chief.
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