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Mumbai Police pressurised Sushant's family to name production houses, alleges lawyer | UPDATES

Sushant Singh Rajput Death Investigation case: Actress Rhea Chakraborty, who has been accused by Sushant Singh Rajput's father KK Singh of driving his son to suicide, has requested the Supreme Court to transfer the case filed in Patna to Mumbai. 

India TV Entertainment Desk Written by: India TV Entertainment Desk New Delhi Updated on: July 29, 2020 21:18 IST

Sushant Singh Rajput's father KK Singh had filed a police complaint in Patna against Rhea Chakraborty and five others, including her family members, accusing them of abeting the actor's suicide. Sushant's father accused Rhea Chakraborty, who was Sushant Singh Rajput's girlfriend, of taking money from him and then leaving him. After the FIR in Patna on Sunday, a police team reached Mumbai. Investigation into the actor's death began after Sushant Singh Rajput's death on June 14. The Mumbai Police have already questioned more than 50 people in this connection, including filmmakers, production houses bosses, doctors and actor's co-stars. Karan Johar could also be called for questioning.

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Sushant Singh Rajput Death Investigation Updates:

Mumbai Police allegedly pressurised Sushant's family to name big film production houses in Mumbai, claims the lawyer representing Sushant's family.

A petition has been filed by Rhea Chakraborty in Supreme Court seeking transfer of investigation in #SushantSinghRajput's death to Mumbai, says Satish Maneshinde, Rhea Chakraborty's lawyer. Speaking to IANS, Rhea's lawyer Satish Maneshinde said his client has electronically filed a petition in the Supreme Court, seeking transfer of investigation from Patna to Mumbai where investigation in connection with the actor's death is already in progress. Maneshinde, however, refused to share the contents of the petition.

Bihar police have started looking for Rhea after an FIR was filed in Patna by Sushant's father against the actress, who has earlier confessed to being the late actor's girlfriend.

In Sushant Singh Rajput case, 4 policemen are in Mumbai including 2 inspectors and 2 sub-inspectors namely Inspector Manoranjan Bharti, Inspector Kaiser Alam, Sub-Inspector Nishant Kumar, Sub-Inspector Durgesh Kumar Gehlot.

Bihar Police Inspector said that they have come to Mumbai for research. "Whatever help we need, we will get it from here. The police will help the police. Right now I will not be able to tell much about research."

Four officers of Bihar Police are at present in the office of Mumbai Crime Branch and waiting for the DCP Akbar Pathan. Speaking to IndiaTV the officers said that they have come to investigate and said that they will do their investigation while Mumbai Police will be there for help. 

Sushant's father also mentioned the name of Disha Salian in his FIR and said that his son got very upset after the news of Disha's death appeared in the newspapers. He thought that Rhea would implicate him in this case.

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Bihar Police is in Mumbai since Monday. They have visited the actor's flat and have spoken to the caretaker of the building, the actor's servants and his two friends. The Police will seek all the details from Sushant's Kotak Bank. They can also meet his sister Meetu. They are also expected to meet Malvani police as the actor's ex-manager Disha Salian's case was registered at Malad Malvani police station.

(Inputs by J.P Singh)

Vinay Tiwari, Patna (Central) City SP told ANI, "FIR has been registered. Preliminary investigation has begun. It is not correct to say at this point of time that who will be questioned. All those who were named by Sushant Singh Rajput's father in the FIR, have been booked."


Kangana Ranaut's team also tweeted, "Rhea and Sushant’s relationship was less than one year, Sushant put all his trust in her, he was frightened by the world outside wanted to leave, wanted to do anything to start a new life, he was already so broken when he met her, she took advantage of that.." Further, the tweet read, " was a prolonged harassment of years, like Kangana explained one lobby finished his career and reputation and other lobby lynched him mentally and emotionally.. 2/2."

Nawazuddin’s brother has taken an indirect dig on Rhea Chakraborty without taking anybody's name.  He tweeted, "यहाँ पर बहुत सारे #rehachakraborty जैसे लोग हैंजो ब्लैक्मेल कर लोगों की मेहनत और इज़्ज़त पर पानी फेर देना चाहते हैंपैसा और सब कुछ हड़प कर लेना चाहते हैं। चाहे वो ब्लैक्मेल पर्सनली किया जाये या मीडिया और ट्विटर के द्वारा।"

The complaint said Chakraborty and her family convinced Rajput to leave his own residence and stay at a resort in the vicinity of Mumbai claiming his house was "haunted. Singh has alleged that Chakraborty got Rajput treated by some "conniving" doctors for mental illness while keeping his family in the dark.

In his complaint, Rajput's father has also sought to invoke the provisions of the Mental Health Care Act, alleging that the "machinations" of Chakraborty and her family members had caused his son to crack up, despite a successful career in films, and ultimately drove him to suicide.

(Inputs by PTI)

According to the IPS officer under whom investigation of Sushant's case is taking place, the Bihar police team has not directly contacted the Mumbai Police (Bandra) where the case is registered. Some senior officers of the crime branch had a meeting with the Bihar Police and after the orders from the commissioner, the senior officials of the Crime Branch went ahead to communicate about the case with Mumbai Police. 

The police clearly said that the Bihar police can interrogate Riya but cannot arrest or take them in custody as they will require an order from the Mumbai Police Commissionerate since the incident is registered in Mumbai. According to another IPS officer, there has been no communication about the possibility of transferring the case to Bihar Police.

It is said that an FIR legally lodged in Bihar can be transferred to the Mumbai Police, or transferred to a third agency by order of the government or court.

(Inputs by Rajiv Singh)

The lawyer of Sushant's father said that Rhea used Sushant's money and tried to keep him away from his family. Abetment of suicide is a major offense in which a person's mental control is taken into control. She did not allow him to talk to his father, started taking him to the hospital, used his money and when he was of no use, she left him and blocked his number. Meanwhile, the actor's ex-celebrity manager Disha Salian also committed suicide which might have caused a strong effect on his mind.

Bihar Police team reached Mumbai yesterday along with many important documents related to this case. They will interrogate the actress soon.

Rhea had also fired Sushant’s trusted bodyguard just before the announcement of lockdown on March 22, 2020. 

Now that the FIR has been done against the actress, she can be interrogated and arrested by the Police. In order to protect herself, she can appeal for an anticipatory bail in court. Mumbai's famous lawyer Satish Manashinde will fight the case.

(Inputs by Atul Singh)

Rhea Chakraborty's lawyer Anandini Fernandes was spotted entering and leaving the actress' house in Mumbai on Tuesday.

The actor's father said that when =Rhea felt that the money in Sushant's account was running out and he was no longer of any use, she left all her belongings with Sushant's flat.

FIR alleges that Rhea changed Sushant's mobile number so that his family couldn't connect to him. KK Singh said that his son was cheated and was held, hostage.

Sushant's father claimed that Rhea used his son's success as a ladder to propel her own Bollywood career. Not only this he even said that she exploited Sushant financially and compelled him to keep a distance from his own family.

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Sushant's father has alleged Rhea of breaching Sushant's trust, cheating him, and driving the actor to commit suicide. Sushant's father has also claimed that Rhea threatened Sushant of revealing the details of his apparent mental illness to the media. 

Chakraborty had earlier disclosed that she received rape and murder threats on social media over the actor's death and added that she "only wanted to understand what prompted him to take the step".

Bollywood actor Shekhar Suman, who has been actively voicing his demand for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into Sushant's death, tweeted from an unverified account on Tuesday evening: "Case filed against Rhea and her family under section 306 for abetment to suicide..also section 340 and 342.#CBICantBeDeniedForSSR"

"Good news coming in..Presumably, the cops from Patna are in Bombay already after an FIR has been filed by Sushanr's family and a SIT has been formed to investigate the matter. #CBICantBeDeniedForSSR #justiceforsushanthforum," Suman mentioned in a separate tweet.

"#SushantSinghRajput 's father, #KKSingh has registered an FIR against Actress #RheaChakraborty in #Patna. He has alleged that Rhea took money from Sushant and instigated him to commit suicide. Sushant and Rhea dated for a while before the actor died by suicide on June 14," trade analyst Ramesh Bala tweeted from his verified account on Tuesday evening.

So far, around 40 people have already recorded their statements, including director-producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali, filmmaker Aditya Chopra, director Mukesh Chhabra, filmmaker Shekhar Kapoor, film critic Rajeev Masand, director Mahesh Bhatt among others. Chakraborty's statement was recorded at Bandra Police Station on June 18, four days after Sushant's demise.

Several organisations have been demanding CBI probe into the matter as the death of the actor has literally opened a can of worms with nepotism charges, groupism and lobbying in Bollywood coming to the fore with many people coming out of closets with their claims of being sidelined by a selected group.

(REPORTED BY JP Singh, Rajiv Singh, Atul Singh and PTI)

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