New Delhi | Jagran Entertainment Desk: In another development in Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Friday said that the Mumbai Police is capable of handling the matter and there was no need of a CBI enquiry into the matter.  

Deshmukh also said that the Mumbai police is also examining the business rivalry angle in the matter adding that the police were conducting a detailed inquiry into the actor's death and also recording statements of people concerned.

"There was no need to give the case to the CBI. Our police officials are capable and doing the inquiry in the right way. We are also examining the angle of business rivalry," Anil Deshmukh said as reported by news agency PTI.

On Thursday, Rajput's friend, actor Rhea Chakraborty, in a tweet, demanded a CBI inquiry into the matter. Tagging Home Minister Amit Shah in a post on Instagram, Rhea Chakraborty said that she "only wanted to understand what prompted him to take the step".

"Respected @amitshahofficial sir, I'm Sushant Singh Rajput's girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty, it is now over a month since his sudden demise. I have complete faith in the government , however in the interest of justice , I request you with folded hands to initiate a CBI enquiry into this matter . I only want to understand what pressures prompted Sushant to take this step," Rhea Chakraborty wrote on Instagram.

In the initial investigation, the Mumbai police had found that the actor was under medication for depression. So far, the police have recorded the statements of more than two dozen people, including Chakraborty, filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Bollywood casting director Mukesh Chhabra and Rajput's family members, as part of the probe into the suicide, which jolted the Hindi film industry.

Rajput starred in films such as 'Shuddh Desi Romance', 'Raabta', 'Kedarnath' and 'Sonchiriya'. But his most prominent role came as cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the biopic, 'MS Dhoni: The Untold Story'.


(With PTI inputs)

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