Sushant Singh Rajput Case Updates: Rhea Chakraborty was questioned for the fourth consecutive day on Monday by the CBI. The actress had arrived at the DRDO guest house for questioning at 11am with her brother Showik Chakraborty. She left around 8pm, after nine hours of questioning.
A team from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday once again visited the flat of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, while another team continued grilling Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik and Sushant’s former manager Shruti Modi.
Dr. Pinakin Gujjar, the dean of Dr RN Cooper Municipal General Hospital, where Sushant Singh Rajput’s mortal remains were taken for postmortem the same day of his death on June 14, has denied that the permission was granted to the late actor’s purported girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty to visit the mortuary. Gujjar was summoned by the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) office on Monday for questioning over the alleged mortuary access given to Rhea when Sushant Singh Rajput’s post-mortem was being conducted. However, Gujjar has said that no such incident had taken place at the hospital.
Gaurav Aarya was grilled by the ED for 9 hours today. After questioning, Gaurav checked into the Trident Hotel with his lawyer. He denied all the allegations of selling or peddling any kind of drugs to Rhea. He has said he had met Rhea in Goa in 2017 and they had exchanged numbers. Rhea, in a casual chat, spoke to him about drugs and he did not entertain her further on that topic, he claims. The ED is not satisfied with the answers has given today and therefore has called him again for questioning tomorrow at 11 am.
The BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday told the Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) that it had not permitted actress Rhea Chakraborty's purported "visit" to the morgue where late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's body was kept. Taking suo moto cognisance of the issue last week, SHRC Acting Chairman's M.A. Sayeed had issued notice to the BMC and Mumbai Police, seeking their explanation by August 31. Pinakin Gujjar, the Dean of R.N. Cooper Hospital, along with a civic Law Officer, appeared before the SHRC and submitted a brief letter, stating that the BMC had not given any permission to the actress to enter the morgue.
Rhea Chakraborty and a convoy of cars under police protection leaves DRDO guest house after nine hours of CBI questioning on Monday.
Rhea Chakraborty and a convoy of cars under police protection leaves DRDO guest house after nine hours of CBI questioning on Monday. pic.twitter.com/JHORDIrigr— News18 Movies (@News18Movies) August 31, 2020
Mallika Singh, niece of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, has given a harsh reply to a tweet by Telugu actress Lakshmi Manchu that criticised the media trials of actress Rhea Chakraborty, and asks the film industry to stand up for a colleague. Mallika claimed she is surprised that people are suddenly remembering what standing up for a colleague means.
Sushant Singh Rajput fans on Monday trended a new hashtag reiterating they would continue speaking on his behalf as his voice. The hashtag #IAmSushant reaffirms the fan contention that the late actor did not commit suicide but that he was murdered. A few fans asserted they would continue trolling the late actor's girlfriend Rhea, who has been charged with abetment to suicide, and demanded a Narco test on her. "Sushant is not with us to see. Very sad. In one interview he said that he does not have crazy fans. We failed to show our love when he was with us. #IAmSushant," tweeted a fan.
A member of the CBI team investigating the death case of Sushant Singh Rajput was spotted leaving the actor's residence in Mumbai. A CBI team was seen arriving at the late actor's residence earlier on Monday.
Sources have revealed that on June 8, when Rhea Chakraborty was present at Sushant Singh Rajput's Bandra residence, the actor was communicating with his sister Priyanka, reported India Today. Sushant was speaking to Priyanka at around 10 am, when she told him to have Librium capsules for a week and then start taking Nexito 10 mg once every day after breakfast. This communication happened on a messenger app. Priyanka also told the actor to keep Lonazep tablets for SOS situations so that he could use it in case of an anxiety attack.
Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said that he received complaints about film-maker Sandeep Singh, who made a biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, from a Congress delegation regarding drug connections and said that he would forward those complaints to the CBI, which is currently investigating the Sushant Singh Rajput death case.
A Congress delegation met with me & urged to probe as to what is relation between BJP & Sandip Singh & drugs & Sandip Singh who produced PM Modi's biopic. I will forward this request to CBI (which is probing Sushant Singh Rajput's death): Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh pic.twitter.com/QdlMFSk1za— ANI (@ANI) August 31, 2020
A team of investigation agency CBI was seen arriving at late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's residence in Mumbai on Monday. Meanwhile, the Mumbai Police escorted Rhea Chakraborty and her brother to the DRDO guest house around 11 am, on the request of the CBI, which is probing the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput on June 14. Showik has been questioned by the agency every day since last Thursday.
Maharashtra: A member of the CBI team investigating the death case of Sushant Singh Rajput, arrives at the actor's residence in Mumbai. pic.twitter.com/MzMDIP58tJ— ANI (@ANI) August 31, 2020
#DishaSSRMurderMystery trends on Twitter as netizens demand a solution
A hashtag demanding a solution to the murder mystery of late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput and his former manager Disha Salian has been trending on Twitter since Monday morning, reports IANS. Many netizens are of the opinion that both Sushant and Disha were murdered and their cases are correlated. Hence they feel it is extremely necessary to probe Disha Salian's "murder" to get to Sushant's "killers".
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Singer Anup Jalota has quashed claims that late actor Sushant Singh Rajput had a strained relationship with his sisters, saying that they had a very good bond. There have been several claims indicating that Sushant had a troubled relationship with his family and that he maintained a distance from his kin.
Actress Swara Bhasker has raised questions on whether Rhea Chakraborty was "being framed" in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case as newly accessed chats allegedly suggest that his family was informed about the late actor's mental health issues. Swara also asked why this story was "conveniently" ignored by "shouting anchors."
Hey Voyeurs & shameless conscience-less anchors! Chat Proves #RheaChakraborty had informed the family about the mental health of SSR way back in 2019. Why did all the high decibel, screaming shouting anchors conveniently ignore this story? Does it seem like Rhea is being framed? https://t.co/qFWDuEw6B2— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) August 30, 2020
The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) sent a show-cause notice to the dean of Dr RN Cooper Municipal General Hospital and the Mumbai Police last Tuesday for allegedly allowing Rhea Chakraborty to enter the mortuary of the hospital when Sushant Singh Rajput’s postmortem was being conducted. SHRC chief MA Sayeed told Mumbai Mirror that he asked the legal wing to look into the matter after he saw alleged videos of Rhea visiting the mortuary. “We don’t know how and under what circumstances the permission to visit the mortuary was given. It should not have been so,” he said.
No permission was given to Rhea to visit the mortuary: Cooper Hospital Dean
Dr Pinakin Gujjar, the dean of Dr RN Cooper Municipal General Hospital, has denied that the permission was granted to Rhea Chakraborty to visit the mortuary. Gujjar was summoned by the State Human Rights commission (SHRC) office on Monday for questioning over the alleged mortuary access given to Rhea when Sushant Singh Rajput’s post-mortem was being conducted. Now, Gujjar has said that no such incident had taken place at the Cooper hospital.
Rhea Chakraborty recently dismissed allegations that she had cut Sushant Singh Rajput off from his family in December 2019 as “baseless”. Asked about hiring a new staff team for Rajput’s house, she told India Today, “His house manager was hired by his sister. I did not know any of the staff members who worked at his house — all of them were working for him since before I came into his life.”
Sushant Singh Rajput passed away on June 14 at his Bandra residence. Since his untimely demise, his fans and family members have been sharing a lot of unseen and throwback pictures and videos of the late actor on social media. His US-based sister Shweta Singh Kirti, who is quite active on social media, has been sharing a lot of updates on the late actor’s death case. Today, she took to her Instagram handle and shared visuals from London wherein a truck has Sushant’s pictures and videos which has hashtags like #GlobalPrayersForSSR and #WarriorsForSSR. Sharing the same on Instagram, Shweta wrote, “In London ...❤️🙏❤️ #justiceforsushantsingrajput”
Rhea Chakraborty, in a recent interview with India Today, opened up about her much-talked-about Europe trip with late Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput, who died on June 14 in Mumbai. The actor’s father Mr KK Singh filed a complaint against Rhea and her family members for abetment of suicide. Rhea Chakraborty also told India Today that she was not living off Sushant Singh Rajput’s money, contrary to reports that have been doing the rounds.
While Rhea Chakraborty has been called for the fourth time for interrogation by the CBI officials, Sushant's former manager Shruti Modi was also snapped arriving at the CBI's DRDO guesthouse in Mumbai for questioning.
Maharashtra: Shruti Modi, former business manager of Sushant Singh Rajput, arrives at DRDO guest house in Mumbai, where CBI team investigating the actor's death case, is staying. pic.twitter.com/7mSlOYSlYn— ANI (@ANI) August 31, 2020
Sushant Singh Rajput's sister Shweta Singh Kirti has shared an old video of the late actor distributing diaries to kids. She captioned the video, “Somebody with a Heart of Gold #MyBrotherTheBest #JusticeForSushantSinghRajput #GlobalPrayersForSSR." Sushant passed away on June 14 at his Bandra residence. The CBI is currently investigating the actor’s death. Sushant’s purported girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty is the prime accused in the case.
Recently, actress Swara Bhasker called out the alleged media trial of actress Rhea Chakraborty, who is the prime accused in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case. Swara said that even the terrorist Ajmal Kasab was less targeted than Rhea. Taking to Twitter, Swara wrote, "I don’t think even #Kasab was subjected to the kind of witch-hunt on media.. & media trial that #RheaChakrobarty is being subjected to! Shame on Indian Media... Shame on us for being a toxic voyeuristic public consuming this poisonous hysteria.. #RheaDrugChat #SushantSinghRajput."
I don’t think even #Kasab was subjected to the kind of witch-hunt on media.. & media trial that #RheaChakrobarty is being subjected to! Shame on Indian Media.. Shame on us for being a toxic voyueristic public consuming this poisonous hysteria.. #RheaDrugChat #SushantSinghRajput— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) August 26, 2020
A team of CBI officials has arrived at the Bandra residence of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput. On August 22, the CBI team reconstructed the crime scene at Rajput's flat, where he was found dead on June 14. The central agency team, along with forensic experts, had gone to Rajput's residence in Mont Blanc Apartment. Rajput's cook Neeraj and his flatmate Siddharth Pithani had also accompanied the CBI team at the time.
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Dr Pinakin Gujjar, the dean of Dr RN Cooper Municipal General Hospital, and Dr Rajesh Sukhdev, the HOD of the Forensic and Toxicology department, have reached the State Human Rights commission (SHRC) office. The two will be quizzed about how and why Rhea Chakrabarty was given access to the mortuary of the hospital when Sushant Singh Rajput’s post-mortem was being conducted, a source informed. The SHRC sent a show-cause notice to the dean of Dr RN Cooper Municipal General Hospital and the Mumbai Police on Tuesday for allowing Rhea to enter the mortuary.
In a veiled attack on the Shiv Sena-led Maharashtra government over actor Sushant Singh Rajput death case, Union minister Raosaheb Danve on Sunday said some people had opposed the CBI probe to protect "someone" and they are now trying to drag the BJP in the matter. Responding to a query on certain allegations levelled by state Congress general secretary Sachin Sawant, Danve said the BJP had no connection with the case.
Sandeep Ssingh under the scanner
The Congress Sunday questioned the "alacrity" exhibited by the Centre in ordering a CBI probe in the Sushant Singh Rajput case and sought investigation into alleged BJP links of Sandeep Ssingh, the producer of a biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is under the scanner in a related drugs case. Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi asked who in the BJP is trying to "save" Ssingh, who produced “PM Narendra Modi”, the posters of which were unveiled by the then Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis. Singhvi alleged the film producer who claimed to be Rajput's close friend made 53 calls to the Maharashtra BJP office in the last few months.
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In an exclusive live interview with CNN-News18, Rhea Chakraborty said she decided to break her silence in the Sushant Singh Rajput case out of responsibility towards her family.
Who is Gaurav Arya?
Goa-based hotelier Gaurav Arya - whose name figured in old WhatsApp chats of actress Rhea Chakraborty, arrived in Mumbai on Sunday to join the probe in the alleged drugs and money laundering angle in the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput case. Though he declined to speak with the media in Mumbai, at Panaji, he said that he had no connection with the case and was being framed. "I did not know Sushant personally, nor had ever met him. I had met her (Rhea) in 2017... I have no connection whatsoever in the Sushant case," he said. Arya is the owner of Hotel Tamarind and Cafe Cotinga in Goa. Arya was called for questioning in the Sushant Singh Rajput case after the ED came across some mobile phone messages reportedly sent by Rhea Chakraborty to him in 2017 and they purportedly indicate discussion of certain banned narcotics. Last week, after his name cropped in the messages, an ED team visited the Hotel Tamarind in Anjuna, North Goa, but the property was shut owing to the Covid pandemic restrictions. They pasted a notice on the hotel doors directing Arya to come and meet ED Assistant Director Rajiv Kumar on Monday (August 31) at 11 a.m., in connection with a case filed under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.
Sushant's flatmate Siddharth Pithani to be grilled by the CBI for 11th day in a row
Sushant Singh Rajput's flatmate Siddharth Pithani has also reached the DRDO guest house for thr questioning by the CBI. Pithani, Sushant's cook Neeraj Singh and domestic help Deepesh Sawant were present in the late actor's house at Mont Blanc Apartments in suburban Bandra when the 34-year-old film star was found dead in his room on June 14.
Meanwhile, Rhea Chakraborty had reached the DRDO guest house for questioning by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for the fourth consecutive day on Monday. Rhea is accused of abetting the suicide of Rajput (34), who was found dead in his flat in suburban Bandra on June 14. Rhea and her brother Showik Chakraborty arrived at the guest house located at Kalina in Santacruz, where the probe team is stationed, around 11am in a car which was escorted by a Mumbai Police vehicle. Sushant’s flatmate Siddharth Pithani also arrived at the DRDO guest house for questioning.
The CBI has so far questioned Rhea for over 26 hours. She was questioned for nearly 10 hours on Friday, seven hours on Saturday, and nine hours on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Goa-based hotelier Gaurav Arya was also called by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in Mumbai in connection with a money-laundering probe linked to late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s purported girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty. Arya was called after the ED came across some mobile phone messages reportedly sent by Rhea Chakraborty to him in 2017 and they purportedly indicate discussion of certain banned narcotics. His questioning is underway at the ED office.