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Sushant Singh Rajput Case: Farhan Akhtar Denies Claim That SSR's Ex Cook Works For Him

News18.com | October 1, 2020, 20:31 IST
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Actor and filmmaker Farhan Akhtar has dismissed recent reports that he has employed Sushant Singh Rajput’s former cook, Keshav. It was recently reported by a news channel that Keshav has been working for Farhan. Farhan took to Twitter to dismiss the claims. He wrote, sharing a screengrab of a TV news debate, “For the record: I have no person named Keshav working at mine. Unsurprisingly, another lie by a fake news channel famous for peddling lies. Please stop being so gullible. Just because a guy screams it out on TV doesn’t make it true."

Meanwhile, Sushant Singh Rajput's father and sister met Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday to thank him for his intervention in ensuring justice to the deceased actor, sources close to the family said. Rajput's 74-year-old father KK Singh told Kumar that had he not intervened, the Maharashtra government would have shut the case, news agency PTI reported. The Patna-born actor was found dead in his apartment in Mumbai's Bandra on June 14. His father lodged a police complaint in Patna on July 25 levelling various allegations against actress Rhea Chakraborty in connection with his death. The Bihar government recommended a CBI probe into the death case on August 4.
Oct 1, 2020 20:31 (IST)
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Citing delay in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput case, the friends of the late actor on Thursday arrived in Delhi to protest and demand a speedy probe. Two of the late actor's friends -- Ganesh and Ankit Arya -- along with Vijay Shekhar Gupta, who also claims to be Sushant's friend, arrived at the Indira Gandhi International Airport. However, two of them were stopped by the Delhi Police for marching towards Jantar Mantar.

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The ‘mastermind’ behind the alleged Bollywood-drugs nexus is an actor who has also been a supermodel in the past, Narcotics Control Bureau sources have indicated to CNN-News18. So far, actors such as Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor and Rakul Preet Singh have been questioned by the NCB about the matter. CNN-News18 reported that three more actors are under the scanner, and the alleged ‘mastermind’ is an actor who used to be a model. These three could be summoned by the NCB for questioning in the coming days. The channel reported that the NCB is trying to uncover the identities of individuals who are supplying narcotics to various people in the film industry, such as actors, directors and producers.

Oct 1, 2020 15:06 (IST)

Late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s sister Shweta Singh Kirti has shared a news report on the investigation into his death. As per a BJP leader, an eyewitness saw Sushant meet his girlfriend, actor Rhea Chakraborty on June 13, the night before his death. Rhea has maintained that she last met Sushant on June 8th, no evidence to the contrary has been found during the investigation carried out by the Mumbai Police. The claims that Sushant hosted a party a day before his death has also been dismissed. The case is now being probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation.

Oct 1, 2020 14:34 (IST)

Farhan Akhtar dismisses reports that Sushant Singh Rajput’s former cook Keshav works for him

Actor and filmmaker Farhan Akhtar has dismissed recent reports that he has employed Sushant Singh Rajput’s former cook, Keshav. It was recently reported by a news channel that Keshav has been working for Farhan and Sara Ali Khan. Farhan took to Twitter to dismiss the claims. He wrote, sharing a screengrab of a TV news debate, “For the record: I have no person named Keshav working at mine. Unsurprisingly, another lie by a fake news channel famous for peddling lies. Please stop being so gullible. Just because a guy screams it out on TV doesn’t make it true."

Oct 1, 2020 13:45 (IST)

Sushant Singh Rajput’s sister Shweta Singh Kirti welcomes possible Section 302 for the SSR death probe. As per sources, the CBI is right now mulling whether they should impose Section 302 on the case.

Oct 1, 2020 13:42 (IST)

Sushant Singh Rajput’s Flatmate Siddarth Pithani to be summoned by CBI.

Oct 1, 2020 12:55 (IST)

Some leaders of the ruling parties in Maharashtra have alleged the Bihar government politicised Sushant Singh Rajput's death with an eye on the state election scheduled next month. Former Bihar Police chief Gupteshwar Pandey has now joined Nitish Kumar's JDU after taking early retirement.

Oct 1, 2020 12:28 (IST)

The high-profile case of Sushant Singh Rajput has seen twists from allegations of money-laundering to drug deals. The drugs angle is being invested by the Narcotics Control Bureau or NCB, which has already interrogated several Bollywood A-listers such as Deepika Padukone and Sara Ali Khan.

Oct 1, 2020 12:09 (IST)

Actor Shekhar Suman has slammed actors for "tarnishing" Sushant Singh Rajput’s reputation via their testimonies about his alleged drug use. In a tweet, Shekhar called the allegations ‘unfair’, as Sushant could not defend himself. He wrote, “All the confessions and testimonials of the women being probed for the drug case are tarnishing Sushant’s name calling him a drug addict. Also attacking his character. This is so unfair and inhuman,for a dead man cannot defend himself."

Oct 1, 2020 11:37 (IST)

The NCB told court on Tuesday that the ongoing drugs probe was not related to the Sushant Singh Rajput's death, or maybe related 5-10 per cent because he was consuming (drugs). This argument came in after Rhea Chakraborty's lawyer Satish Maneshinde has argued that the NCB has no jurisdiction to probe Sushant's death-related cases since the Supreme Court of India has already transferred the entire investigation to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Oct 1, 2020 10:57 (IST)
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Media reports claiming that the Narcotics Control Bureau has given clean chit to Deepika Padukone, her former manager Karishma Prakash, Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor and others in a drugs related case are false, the central agency said on Wednesday. Mobile phone of all the three actresses, Karishma, fashion designer Simone Khambatta and Rakul Preet Singh have also been seized for further investigation.

Oct 1, 2020 10:25 (IST)

Sara Ali Khan, who was quizzed by the NCB for her alleged involvement in Bollywood-drug syndicate, has not been given clean chit yet, the agency said on Wednesday. Sara, during her first round of questioning on Saturday, said she did not consume drugs herself but saw Sushant Singh Rajput indulge in illegal substances during the shoot of their 2019 movie 'Kedarnath'. CNN News18 has learnt that the NCB is not convinced with her responses and felt she was tutored by her lawyer. She remained evasive during her investigation and her mobile phone has been seized under Indian Evidence Act.

Oct 1, 2020 10:17 (IST)

Sushant Singh Rajput's death time missing in autopsy: AIIMS report to CBI

The AIIMS report submitted to the CBI in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case objects to the absence of the timings of death in the actor’s autopsy report. The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Forensic Department submitted its report to the CBI a few days back in which they ruled out the theory that the late actor was poisoned before his death.

Oct 1, 2020 10:12 (IST)

Nitish Kumar meets Sushant's father in Patna

Actor Sushant Singh Rajput's father met with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in state capital Patna on Wednesday to thank the Janata Dal United chief for recommending a CBI probe into the death of his son. Mr Singh alleged had the Bihar Chief Minister not intervened and recommended a CBI probe into his son's death, the Maharashtra government would have closed the case.

Sushant Singh Rajput Case: Farhan Akhtar Denies Claim That SSR's Ex Cook Works For Him
Farhan Akhtar and Sushant Singh Rajput

On the other hand, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Forensic Department has submitted its report with the CBI in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case and has questioned the absence of the timing of death in the autopsy report and pointed towards the dimly-lit post mortem room at Cooper Hospital, sources said.

The source ruled out the poisoning angle in the death of the late actor. An AIIMS source said that the Forensic Board chaired by Dr Sudhir Gupta has submitted its conclusive report with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The source said that in the conclusive report submitted with the agency, doctors have pointed out the dim lighting in the post mortem room of Cooper Hospital.

Sushant's autopsy was carried out by three doctors of Cooper Hospital on the night of June 14. The source further said that the missing timing of death was another point where the doctors have raised concerns apart from uncertainty a about the substance that was found in his stomach.