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Sushant Singh Rajput Death Case LIVE: Rhea Chakraborty had hypnotized him, says actor's personal staff member

Late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's suicide case investigation has now taken a new turn. Bihar CM Nitish Kumar told IndiaTV that the state government is willing to order a probe by the CBI into the actor's death if his family requests the state to do so. Meanwhile, the police are trying to find out if there's any connection between the actor and his ex-manager Disha Salian's suicide.

India TV Entertainment Desk Written by: India TV Entertainment Desk New Delhi Updated on: August 03, 2020 0:16 IST

Ever since Sushant Singh Rajput's father K.K Singh filed a 6-page long FIR against late actor's girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty, the case has taken a completely new turn. Not just his family, or fans, now various leaders from the political parties have started demanding a CBI probe in the case. Meanwhile, the twists and turns that are coming in daily have blown a tug of war between the Bihar and the Mumbai Police who are investigating the matter. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, in an interview with IndiaTV also said that the state government is willing to order a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation if Sushant's family requests the state to do so. Meanwhile, ED has stepped into and is probing into the money laundering in regard to the transfer of Rs 15 crore. "The Chief Minister will definitely act if demand for a CBI inquiry comes from the family of Rajput," said Bihar minister Sanjay Kumar Jha, who's a close aide of Nitish Kumar.

There might be a lookout notice sent against the actress soon. Meanwhile, the statements of both Rhea and her brother Showick are yet to be recorded. The 'Jalebi' actress on Friday came out in the public light and claimed that 'truth shall prevail." Catch all the updates related to the actor's death here:

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  • 11:55 PM (IST) Posted by Tripti Karki

    Sushant Singh Rajput's choreographer friend Ganesh Hiwarkar opens up on actor's death

    Sushant Singh Rajput's choreographer friend Ganesh Hiwarkar revealed that it was Sushant who had stopped him from committing suicide. He wondered how such a person could commit suicide himself. He said he suspects foul play in the matter and sought CBI inquiry into the case.


  • 11:51 PM (IST) Posted by Tripti Karki

    Bihar Police summons Siddharth Pithani

    Bihar Police has summoned Sushant Singh Rajput's friend Siddharth Pithani. Earlier, Pithani claimed he had spoken to Sushant the night before he allegedly committed suicide. He also claimed that he was among those who tried to ‘wake’ Sushant up when the knocks on the door of Sushant’s room went unanswered. He revealed that they opened the door with the help of a locksmith, only to find Sushant hanging.

  • 8:50 PM (IST) Posted by Tripti Karki

    Senior Bihar Police officer Vinay Tiwari: Sushant probe on right track

    Senior Bihar Police officer Vinay Tiwari, who arrived in Mumbai on Sunday to assist the state police team probing the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, denied any lack of coordination between the two police forces. Asked by the reporters at Mumbai airport if he was deputed due to reports of lack of co-ordination between Mumbai and Bihar Police, he said: "It's (his visit) a part of the process of the investigation".

    "It can't be said that there is a lack of co-ordination. There is a step called supervision in any process of investigation and for that, a senior officer needs to step in. We are moving in the right direction," Tiwari, an IPS officer of 2015 batch, said.

    "I have come here so that I can interact with my team and take the investigation ahead," he said.

  • 7:31 PM (IST) Posted by Tripti Karki

    Mumbai BJP MLA Ameet Satam seeks answers from police

    Mumbai Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) General Secretary and Andheri MLA Ameet Satam, on Sunday, raised questions on various aspects of controversies surrounding the Sushant Singh Rajput case in Mumbai. In a letter to Deputy Commissioner of Police (IX) Abhishek Trimukhe, Satam said many stories and theories were floating around and if the police could answer his queries, it would clear the air and pave the way for a logical conclusion in the case.

  • 6:40 PM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh: I condemn the demand for the case to be handed to CBI

    Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh says, "Even if Bihar Police registered offense in Patna, under Ch 12 & 13 of CrPC, it has to be probed, inquired&tried by police & courts within whose jurisdiction it is committed. I condemn the demand for the case to be handed to CBI."

    "The case is now being politicised for political gains. Maharashtra Police is inquiring into the case professionally & are competent in digging out the truth, leaving no stone unturned."

  • 5:42 PM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Bihar police record the statement of Kushal Zaveri

    Bihar police record the statement of Kushal Zaveri who is one of the friends of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Earlier, Mumbai Police had also recorded Kushal's statement.

    (Reported by Rajesh Kumar)

  • 4:46 PM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Patna SP Vinay Tiwari on Sushant's death case

    Talking to the media, Patna SP Vinay Tiwari, who will lead Sushant Singh Rajput's death case said that Bihar Police's investigation is going in the right direction. The family's statement will be taken when it is required. If the link between Disha Salian's suicide and Sushant's suicide is found, then the investigation of her death will be done again. He also shared that he doesn't have any information about related to information about Disha's case being deleted by Mumbai Police.

    He said, "We are getting the support of the Mumbai Police and as per the protocol in the case, I will contact the Bihar Police team in Mumbai and take information about the investigation."

    (Reports by Atul Singh)

  • 3:15 PM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    RK Singh, Union Minister on Sushant Singh Rajput case

    RK Singh, Union Minister claims Mumbai Police didn't file any FIr and didn't investigate properly. He said, "Mumbai police didn't do anything in the case and were investigating people for publicity. They didn't file an FIR and didn't tell who they are probing. Now an FIR has been lodged in Patna in this matter."

  • 2:45 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Sushant's personal staff member opens up about him and Rhea Chakraborty

    Ankit Acharya, Sushant's personal staff member revealed that he worked with him for 3 years from 2017 to 2019 July. Sushant's behavior was not like this when I was with him. Earlier, Rhea was not that close to him but overtook everything when we left the job. Before her, he was a very lively person and loved to talk about the moon after waking up. He used to visit his close friends and party with them. He was planning to launch a virtual reality game and also spoke about farming. He even took us to his farmhouse and said that he would take a break of four months. 

    After the shooting of Dil Bechara in Jamshedpur in July 2019, I went home and missed my job. And when he went to meet Sushant in October 2019 at Kaifi Heights Bandra, his behavior changed completely. I stayed with him for 3 years but when I saw him again his face had turned black, he was calm. He used to hug me but this did not take place. Ankit was called for a job in March 2020 but when he called both his numbers had changed. Ashok and I were close to Sushant Bhaiya but Rhea had she fired Ashok because everything was in her control even how much and when he ate.

    (Namrata Dubey)



  • 2:05 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    None of the sim cards that were being used by Sushant was registered in his name

    None of the sim cards that were being used by Sushant was registered in his name. One of them was registered in the name of his friend Siddharth Pithani. We are now tracking the call detail records (CDRs): Bihar Police. 

  • 1:59 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Patna SP Vinay Tiwari to lead Bihar Police team

    Patna (Central) Superintendent of Police (SP) Vinay Tiwari will be leading the Bihar Police team which is probing the case. Vinay Tiwari has left for Mumbai. 

  • 1:42 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Bihar police to investigate Disha Salian's death mystery

    Bihar Police will talk to the people of Disha's society, and investigate the incident. Was it an accident or suicide whether she jumped herself or someone was there. The balcony from which she fell did not have a grill. Why did she go there-- all of this will be kept in mind while talking to various people in regard to her death. 


  • 12:18 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Bihar Police visits Sushant's late ex-manager Disha Salian's house

    Bihar police who are now investigating the matter have reached Sushant's ex-manager Disha Salian's house. She died by falling from the 12th floor of the Malad Galaxy Apartment on June 8 just a few days before Sushant's death. This is the same day when Rhea and Sushant had a 'huge fight' after which she left his house.

  • 12:15 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Bihar DGP: We are watching everything closely but there's no information of Rhea and family

    Bihar DGP in an exclusive interview with IndiaTV said there is no information about six accused including Rhea, her father, mother, brother and managers. Bihar Police is working very closely in the matter and investigating deeply. We just have the FIR and nothing else that is why we are facing trouble in moving ahead. Bihar Police is looking out for Rhea Chakraborty. The whole country is confused as to why a young man who had everything in terms of money fame, etc took such a stern step.

    "Sushant was not just Bihar's child he was the son of India. Rhea was the one who called for a CBI probe and now she is not coming forward to give her statement. Bihar police have always supported everyone and this is what we are asking from Mumbai police now," says DGP. 


  • 12:04 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Money transfer from Sushant's bank account in the name of pooja and pandit ji fees

    Sushant's bank accounts showed money transfer worth Rs 3 lakh in the name of pooja and pandit ji from 14th July 2019 to 15th August 2019.  Amount withdrawn from Sushant’s account in the name of pooja are as follows:

    14 July 2019

    22 July 2019 

    2 Aug 2019

    8 Aug 2019 

    15 Aug 2019 

    (Jay Prakash Singh)

  • 11:58 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Bihar DGP: Unable to locate Rhea Chakraborty

    Bihar Director General of Police (DGP) Gupteshwar Pandey said on Saturday that a team of Bihar Police, which went to Mumbai in connection with the probe into the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, has not yet been able to "locate" the main accused Rhea Chakraborty. He said that Bihar Police is working on the basis of evidence and if needed, senior officers will also be sent from here to Mumbai.

    Talking to Aaj Tak, he said, "She was the one who called for a CBI probe… I don’t know why she wants the Mumbai Police or the Bihar police to investigate the case. If she is innocent, she should come forward and should say it openly that any agency can probe the case. She should say I am here and anyone can ask any question and probe whatever they want to. Why play a game of hide and seek?"


  • 9:40 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Sushant's sister requests everyone to not use foul language for anyone

    Taking to Twitter, Shweta Singh Kirti, Sushant's sister wrote, "I request everybody to refrain from using bad language for anybody. I know there is annoyance and despair but we will win this fight becoz truth and God are on our side. We need to stand together for the truth without being nasty or calling names. #JusticeForSushant #Doingitright."

  • 9:38 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Will Disha's death mystery solve Sushant's case?

    Bihar Police is engaged in gathering information related to Disha Salian's suicide. Bihar Police wants to reopen Disha's case and wants to know if there's any connection between Sushant and Disha's death. Disha committed suicide just 6 days before Sushant's death by suicide.

    (Rajiv Singh)

  • 9:32 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Where is Rhea Chakraborty?

    The news of Sushant's suicide came on 14 June, after which his sister Meetu and some close people reached Sushant's flat, but not Rhea Chakraborty. Bandra police wanted to record Rhea's statement after the FIR was lodged in Bihar but Rhea is nowhere to be found. Rhea left Santa Cruz building Prime Rose with her luggage and family. She left the house on Wednesday and is absent since then. Rhea was last seen in public on 18 June when she was called to record her statement. Before that, she appeared at the Cooper hospital and the Vile Parle crematorium where the actor's final rites were performed. 

    (Rhea Chakraborty)



  • 8:18 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Sushant was not so weak that he could kill himself: Ankita Lokhande

    In an exclusive interview to India TV, Ankita said that she still cannot believe that Sushant is no more. Talking about him, the actress said that he knew what he wanted to do after five years. "Sushant was not so weak that he could kill himself. Nepotism was there in the industry even before he made his debut and he knew it. If this narrative is true, then he would have taken this before."


  • 6:52 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Bihar Police engaged in gathering information related to Disha Salian's suicide

    The Bihar Police went to Malwani Police Station after recording the statement of Rumi Jaffery. They went to seek the FIR copy and post mortem report of actor's ex-manager Disha Salian. Even though they have not received any documents yet, the formal conversation was held with the officers at the police station. The police are finding out whether there is any connection between Sushant and Disha's death or suicide.

    (Rajeev Singh)

  • 6:50 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Director Rumi Jaffery investigated by Bihar Police

    Bihar Police interrogated Rumi Jaffery for around four hours. According to the police, they got important information from the director, which will be helpful in further investigation. Police even got personal and professional details about Rhea and Sushant and now they will interrogate more 5 people regarding this case. Bihar Police also told India TV that Siddharth Pithani is out of Mumbai, hence they were unable to contact him. He will be contacted soon.

    (Joyeeta and Atul)

  • 6:48 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    ED to investigate into money laundering case in Sushant Singh Rajput case

    ED has registered a case of money laundering in the Sushant Singh Rajput suicide case and has started the investigation. The ED has registered a case against Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik Chakraborty. ED's Mumbai branch will carry on its investigation at certain points. Finance records of the last few months of both the companies of Rhea Chakraborty and her brother are being tracked. Rhea and her brother started two companies between September 2019 and January 2020. Surprisingly, since then to date there has been no exchange of money in these companies. 

    ED is also ascertaining whether these two companies were opened for the purpose of Shell Company. Additionally, the ED team will also investigate the bank accounts of Rhea Chakraborty and her family. Investigation of Sushant Singh Rajput's bank account has also started. The ED team suspects that about Rs 14 crore has been withdrawn from Sushant's account and invested in a shell company, so the ED team is also investigating from this angle. Sushant Singh Rajput formed one of his company Innsaei Ventures in 2018 and its record is also being investigated.

    According to sources, in the next few days, ED may summon Rhea Chakraborty and her brother to join the investigation. The ED will not only investigate the personal bank accounts and corporate accounts of Rhea, her brother, and her close ones but will also try to know from Rhea about her source of income despite not having big projects.

    (Reported by JP Singh)

  • 6:47 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Actor's domestic help Neeraj on what happened on June 14

    Talking about the unfateful day on which the actor committed suicide, domestic help Neeraj said that he woke up around 6 am and asked him for some water. "He asked me if everything is fine or not. To which, I replied yes sir, everything is fine. Then, he smiled at me and, I came down. This was the last time that I had a conversation with sir."



  • 6:45 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    BJP leader Raj Kadam issues statement

    "The people of the country and the state trust the ability of the Mumbai Police but not the state government. If nothing is wrong then why Sushant's case is not being handed over to CBI. The image of the Mumbai Police has been poor due to the interference of the three-party government. Mumbai Police should be exempted", said BJP leader Raj Kadam in a statement.


  • 6:45 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Uddhav under pressure from Cong patronised Bollywood 'mafia': Sushil Modi

    Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi on Saturday attacked Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, saying that his government is under pressure from the Bollywood 'mafia' patronised by the Congress, hence Thackeray is hell-bent on saving all those responsible in the case related to the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

    Taking to Twitter, Modi said: "Complaints of ill-treatment of people from Bihar also used to be received earlier but the current Uddhav government, surviving on the crutches of Congress and NCP, has crossed all limits. During lockdown, attempts were made to stall the return of labourers from Bihar."

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