"It is very disturbing to read such information"
Rhea Chakrabortty’s lawyer, Satish Maneshinde has accused Sushant’s lawyer, Vikas Singh and the late actor’s family of tampering with the death case by pressurising the AIIMS doctors.
Recently, the AIIMS report stated that the late actor committed suicide ruling out the murder angle.
This led to the family demanding an entirely new forensic panel to look into the case.
Reacting to the family and lawyer’s actions, Satish Maneshinde said:
“It is disturbing to learn that the family of SSR and its lawyers are interfering and tampering with the investigations by bringing pressure on the AIIMS team of Doctors.
“(They have been) speaking to them during investigations, releasing purported audio recorded conversations and information to the Media in order to bring pressure and tamper with potential witnesses.
“The SSR family lawyer is supposed to have said that he is going to meet the CBI Director to get the family’s predetermined path of investigations in SSR death.
“It is very disturbing to read such information in the Media as attempts are being made to get a predetermined result in the case.”
Maneshinde also stated that Sushant’s family may face legal troubles if they continue to interfere with the case. He said:
“Any further attempts to interfere and tampering in the investigations would be brought to the notice of the appropriate courts.”
Speaking about Rhea’s FIR against Sushant’s sisters Priyanka and Meetu Singh, Maneshinde said:
“The Bandra Police registered a case on the allegations of Rhea Chakraborty against the sisters of SSR in relation to illegal administration of medicines on the basis of forged prescription.
“[This] could be the cause of Sushant’s death and transferred it on 9th Sept 2020 to the CBI as per the orders of the SC.
“Therefore, the family also stands to face investigations in the case.”
Rhea Chakraborty filed a police complaint against Priyanka and Dr Tarun Kumar of Ram Manohar Logia Hospital.
She accused the pair of prescribing medicines to Sushant Singh Rajput which are prohibited under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.
Rhea said Priyanka had sent the late actor a prescription by Dr Tarun Kumar and he:
“appears to have prescribed medication controlled under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 to Sushant without any consultation as mandated by law.”
Previously reacting to the AIIMS report, Satish Maneshinde said:
“The speculations against Rhea in some quarters of the Media are motivated and mischievous. We remain committed to Truth Alone. Satya Meva Jayte.”