NewsMobile Explainer: As CBI takes over Sushant death probe, here are the next steps

A day after Supreme Court order ordered a CBI probe to unravel the mystery surrounding actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, a crack team from the central investigating agency will be heading to Mumbai on Thursday evening to begin their investigation.

Sushant was found hanging in his Mumbai flat on June 14. While Maharashtra Police kept on stressing on the suicide theory, questions about foul play started gaining ground following the FIR lodged by Sushant’s father in Patna pointing an accusing finger to Sushant’s girl friend Rhea Chakraborty.

Rhea, who had appealed for a CBI probe when questions started surfacing regarding her association with Sushant, however finds herself in a spot now over allegations of siphoning off money to the tune of crores from Sushant’s account and forcing him to cut off ties with his family.

Maharashtra cadre IPS officer Suvez Haque has been appointed nodal officer for the CBI Special Investigation Team.

What then are the next steps? Here’s a lowdown:

Investigation of relevant materials materials collected from Bihar Police

Questioning of Rhea Chakraborty at an undisclosed location

Detailed checking of case details and post mortem report which Mumbai Police will hand over to CBI

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CBI Forensic Team to examine Sushant’s Bandra apartment where he was found hanging

Forensic examination crucial to determine nature and cause of death

Rhea Chakraborty’s family members and close aides also to be summoned for questioning

DNA samples of Rhea Chakraborty taken by Mumbai Police also likely to be examined

Some prominent Bollywood personalities may also be questioned if need be

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