Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput handed away on June 14, 2020 in Mumbai. The dying of the celebrated actor despatched shockwaves all through the nation and the case was deeply investigated, first by the Mumbai Police and later by the CBI. Whereas the matter continues to be underneath the CBI, right here’s all the things that has occurred thus far.
Loss of life of Sushant Singh Rajput
Sushant Singh Rajput was discovered lifeless in his residence in Mumbai on Sunday, June 14. Early investigations by the Mumbai Police concluded that he had died by suicide. A preliminary autopsy at Cooper Hospital confirmed the reason for dying as asphyxia attributable to hanging.
Investigation by Mumbai Police
Within the preliminary spherical of investigation, lots of Sushant Singh Rajput’s buddies and colleagues had been questioned by the police. These included Aditya Chopra, Mukesh Chhabra, Rhea Chakraborty, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Rajeev Masand, Mahesh Bhatt amongst many otherse.
When requested about Sushant’s obvious despair, a senior Mumbai Police official had stated, “The household knowledgeable us that they have no idea why Sushant was depressed and likewise didn’t point out if that they had any suspicion on anybody.”
Mumbai Police additionally checked Sushant’s contract with YRF to research his skilled commitments after Rhea Chakraborty insinuated that the actor was upset attributable to some work associated points. “We must confirm the claims (made by the actor) made within the assertion,” stated the Mumbai Police official.
Later, YRF casting director Shanoo Sharma informed the police that the actor and manufacturing home had parted on good phrases. “She (Sharma) denied that there was any ill-will within the actor’s thoughts in direction of the manufacturing home with regard to the alternatives he was given and over the best way his contract ended,” stated a senior police official.
Request for CBI probe
In July 2020, lots of Sushant’s followers, buddies and well-wishers began on-line petitions for CBI to become involved with the case. On the time, Rhea Chakraborty had shared on Instagram, “Revered @AmitShah sir, I’m Sushant Singh Rajput’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty. It’s now over a month since his sudden demise. I’ve full religion within the authorities, nevertheless within the curiosity of justice, I request you with folded arms to provoke a CBI enquiry into this matter. I solely wish to perceive what pressures, prompted Sushant to take this step. Yours sincerely, Rhea Chakraborty. #satyamevajayate @AmitShah sir”
In the meantime, Sushant Singh Rajput’s sister Shweta Singh Kirti had additionally began collaborating in on-line chatter to push for an investigation by the CBI.
FIR towards Rhea Chakraborty
Rajput’s father KK Singh filed an FIR towards Rhea Chakraborty and her relations in Patna in July 2020 for abetment of suicide. He stated within the FIR, “My son was on the peak of his performing profession until Might 2019. Throughout that interval, Rhea and her kin developed an acquaintance with my son, underneath a deliberate conspiracy, in order that Rhea might set up herself within the movie business and with an eye fixed on Sushant’s wealth… He was later made to lease a home that was haunted, and that had an impression on my son.”
The FIR was filed underneath IPC Sections 306 (abetment of suicide), 341 (wrongful restraint), 342 (wrongful confinement), 380 (theft in dwelling home), 406 (felony breach of belief) and 420 (dishonest).
Quickly after, Rhea moved the Supreme Court docket for a keep on the investigation by Patna police and sought switch of the probe to Mumbai. Later, KK Singh filed a caveat within the Supreme Court docket looking for permission to be heard earlier than it passes any order.
Enforcement Directorate then registered a case of cash laundering towards Rhea and her relations. She posted a video message on-line and stated, “Despite the fact that a number of horrible issues are being stated about me on the digital media, I chorus from commenting on the recommendation of my lawyer because the matter is sub judice. Satyameva Jayate. The Reality shall prevail.”
It was alleged by KK Singh that Rhea had taken Rs 15 crore from Sushant’s accounts and was additionally liable for giving him the fallacious medicine.
Rhea Chakraborty appeared earlier than ED over allegations of monetary irregularities. Rhea, her brother Showik and father Indrajit Chakraborty had been questioned repeatedly by the company however they didn’t discover any huge transfers made out of Sushant’s accounts to the Chakraborty household.
The Supreme Court docket directed the CBI to research Sushant’s dying case and requested the state to help with the probe. Justice Hrishikesh Roy stated, “When reality meets sunshine, justice is not going to prevail on the dwelling alone however after Life’s fitful fever, now the departed may also sleep nicely. Satyameva Jayate.”
Sushant’s relations, followers and buddies expressed their aid on social media as that they had been pushing for a CBI enquiry into the case. Sushant’s sister Shweta shared on Twitter, “The entire world has relentlessly fought for CBI Enquiry and now it’s the duty of CBI to uphold our belief in them, we now have full religion that CBI will most positively convey the reality out and justice shall be served.”
CBI questioned Rhea and her relations. The NCB was additionally alerted after chats linking Rhea and her brother to a drug provider had been found. This additionally launched NCB’s investigation into Bollywood’s alleged ‘drug community’.
Rhea Chakraborty’s arrest
In September 2020, Rhea was arrested on prices of procuring medicine for Sushant. In its remand software to a Justice of the Peace court docket, the NCB stated, “Additionally it is clear… that Rhea used to acquire medicine for Rajput for consumption functions. Rhea used to handle funds for drug procurement together with Rajput. As per disclosures made by Rhea, she was arrested.” Quickly after, her brother Showik was additionally arrested.
In October, the AIIMS medical board submitted its findings to the CBI. “It’s a case of hanging and dying by suicide. We now have submitted our conclusive report back to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI),” stated forensic chief Dr Sudhir Gupta.
After a month, Rhea’s bail was granted. Ruling on Chakraborty’s plea, Justice Sarang V Kotwal said, “She will not be a part of the chain of drug sellers. She has not forwarded the medicine allegedly procured by her to any individual else to earn financial or different advantages…(there may be) nothing at this stage to indicate Rhea had dedicated any offence involving industrial amount of contraband.” Showik was given bail in November, three months after his arrest.
The place does the investigation stand now?
In December, Maharashtra Dwelling Minister Anil Deshmukh questioned the standing of the case in a press convention and stated, “It has been greater than 5 months because the investigation started however the CBI has not revealed if Sushant Singh Rajput was murdered or died by suicide. I request CBI to disclose the findings of the investigation on the earliest.”
In January 2021, Bombay Excessive Court docket said that two TV channels “took upon themselves the position of the investigator, the prosecutor in addition to the Decide and delivered the decision as if, through the pandemic, besides they, all organs of the State had been in slumber”.