“So this is a clear attempt to somehow keep the Mumbai Police"
In the ongoing Sushant Singh Rajput case, actress Rhea Chakraborty filed a case against his sister Priyanka Singh on September 7, 2020.
Now the family lawyer, Vikas Singh, has said that it is a “clear attempt” by Rhea to keep the Mumbai Police involved in the case.
He stated that it was so they can “do some mischief” and ensure that Sushant’s family do not get justice.
Rhea filed the complaint on the basis of WhatsApp messages between Sushant and Priyanka. According to the messages, Priyanka procured a prescription for Sushant from a family friend, Dr Tarun Kumar.
The prescription was for anxiety, however, Rhea alleged that it was fabricated as it showed Sushant as a patient in Delhi while he was in Mumbai.
The complaint read: “The deceased died merely in 5 days after he obtained the said prescription wherein he was unlawfully prescribed psychotropic substances at the behest of Priyanka and Dr Kumar.”
Mumbai Police booked Priyanka Singh and Dr Kumar for abetting suicide, cheating, forgery and criminal conspiracy.
Now, family lawyer Vikas Singh said:
“So this is a clear attempt to somehow keep the Mumbai Police alive in this matter so that they can do some mischief and ensure that the family of Sushant does not get justice in this matter.
“I’ve been given a complaint filed by Rhea Chakraborty in Bandra Police station.
“It’s an effort to keep jurisdiction of Mumbai Police in this matter when SC said complaints with regard to the death of Sushant Singh Rajput will be investigated by CBI.
“If Bandra Police accepts the complaint, it’ll be a violation of the order of Supreme Court and hence a contempt of the court.
“If Bandra Police proceeds with it, we will take the matter to Supreme Court under contempt of court.”
Mr Singh referred to a Supreme Court verdict in August 2020, which ruled in favour of a CBI investigation. The court said that a “fair, competent and impartial investigation is the need of the hour”.
Previously, Mr Singh alleged that the Mumbai Police “forced” Sushant’s family to sign statements written in Marathi, a language they did not understand.
At a press conference, he explained:
“The family has never given any statement of Sushant dying by suicide. These statements were recorded by the Mumbai Police in Marathi.
“The family also objected, ‘Please don’t write in Marathi if you want us to sign’.
“They were forced to sign a statement written in Marathi. They had no clue of what was being written.”