A day after returning from Mumbai, the Special Investigation Team of the CBI met senior officials and apprised them of the findings into the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The team had returned from Mumbai almost a month after recording the statements of several people and recreating the crime scene. The team will hold a meeting next week with the AIIMS forensic team, sources said on Thursday.
A thorough re-examination of the scene of crime, which includes the bedroom and duplex flat of Sushant Singh Rajput, where the star allegedly died by suicide, and autopsy files were conducted by the forensic experts of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to ascertain the cause of death. Highly placed sources in the Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, AIIMS told IANS that findings of its expert team would certainly shed light on the mysterious death. The Head of the Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, AIIMS, Dr Sudhir Gupta also stated that findings which are conclusive will only be shared with CBI.
The Sushant Singh Rajput death, now mired in various layers of controversy, is seeing major activity on the drug front. The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has detained four drug peddlers as part of its investigations into the drugs angle in the case. Carrying out raids in Mumbai’s Powai and Andheri suburbs, besides Thane, the NCB has recovered a total quantity of 1.418 kg of contrabands like Charas and Ganja.
The sustained interrogation of siblings Rhea and Showik Chakraborty has revealed that around 20 people from B-Town were involved in the consumption and use of these drugs. The questioning of these 20 people is likely to begin from Monday onwards, enlarging the scope of the investigation which is now essentially a high-profile drug case under the auspices of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB).
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) had summoned the late actor’s former manager Shruti Modi and talent manager Jaya Saha for questioning on Wednesday. However, their questioning was called off after one of the team members of SIT tested positive for coronavirus. Shruti and Jaya were to be questioned about the drug use and delivery to Sushant and his girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty, who was arrested last Tuesday, and if they were aware of this.
In the ongoing probe into the death of the actor, the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Wednesday said that there was “no breach” on the part of Dr RN Cooper hospital and the Mumbai police in allowing Sushant’s girlfriend Rhea Chakrabarty inside the mortuary of the hospital. The SHRC said that based on the details of the waiting area, all the protocols were duly followed. The matter, therefore, has been disposed off.