The Supreme Court on Wednesday morning ordered a CBI probe into the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput and asked Mumbai Police to hand over all evidence collected so far in the case to CBI.
Reacting to the SC's order the Shiv Sena on Thursday claimed that the Sushant Singh Rajput's death was politicised to "malign" the Mumbai Police and the Maharashtra government.
Sena in it's editorial in party mouthpiece ''Saamana'' raised a few questions regarding the late actor's case.
1. If the FIR registered in Patna was right, then if other "characters" in the case who hail from other states file an FIR in West Bengal, will the Kolkata Police get power to investigate it? the Shiv Sena asked.
2. "Several criminal cases in Bihar were investigated by the CBI. How many real culprits did the CBI arrest so far?
The Mumbai Police's probe in the case was in the final stages when it was stopped and handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on recommendation of the Bihar government, Sena said.
It is surprising that even though the court found nothing wrong in the Mumbai Police''s probe, the case has been handed over to the CBI, the Sena said in an editorial in party mouthpiece ''Saamana''.
"It is an illusion that only the CBI or Bihar Police can bring out the truth. There is no harm in the CBI taking over any case from any state. But this would be an encroachment on the state''s rights," it said.
"Today, the Indian Constitution will be shedding tears if it is observed that quarantining a Bihar Police official in Mumbai gives rise to suspicion due to which the case is handed over to the CBI," Sena said.
Rajput, 34, was found hanging at his apartment in suburban Bandra on June 14.