Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the Supreme Court on August 5, 2020, that the government has accepted to order a CBI probe in the actor's death.
The apex court also heard a petition filed by actor Rhea Chakraborty, seeking a transfer of the first information report filed against her from Patna to Mumbai. Mehta made the submission during the hearing of the plea by actor Rhea Chakraborty. The court has asked the parties involved to file their response in three days. It has also ordered the Maharashtra government to apprise the court of the stage of investigation by Mumbai Police into Rajput’s death.
On August 4, 2020, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had said that the state’s director-general of police spoke to Rajput’s father, KK Singh, who gave his approval for a CBI inquiry.