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Sushant Singh Rajput case: Rhea says mediapersons hurt father, security guards

The CBI took over the Sushant Singh Rajput case last week after the Supreme Court judgement in Rhea Chakraborty's plea to transfer Patna FIR to Mumbai.

Written by Priyanka Sharma | Mumbai | Updated: August 27, 2020 7:54:31 pm
Sushant Singh Rajput deathSushant Singh Rajput died on June 14. (Photo: Sushant Singh Rajput/Facebook)

Since the CBI began investigating Sushant Singh Rajput’s death last week, it has questioned the late star’s flatmate Siddharth Pithani and his house staff multiple times. The agency also recreated the events of June 14, the day Sushant died, at his Bandra residence.

The CBI has made repeated visits to the Waterstone Resorts, where Sushant stayed last year for two months. On Monday, it recorded statements of doctors at Cooper hospital, where Sushant’s postmortem was carried out.

The CBI took over the case after the Supreme Court judgement in Sushant Singh Rajput’s girlfriend Rhea Chakarborty’s plea to transfer the FIR in the case from Patna to Mumbai. The Supreme Court also told the Mumbai police to assist the CBI in the probe. The CBI team arrived in Mumbai a day after the top court’s verdict on August 20.

Apart from the CBI case, the Enforcement Directorate has also registered a case against Rhea and her family members. The Mumbai Police has handed over its probe documents to the CBI. It has, however, said it will continue with the inquiry it was conducting into the accidental death report it had filed following Sushant Singh Rajput’s death.

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19:54 (IST)27 Aug 2020
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16:47 (IST)27 Aug 2020
Cops escort Rhea's father out of house for ED questioning

A team of Mumbai police reached the residence of Rhea Chakraborty, who is accused of abetting actor Sushant Singh Rajput's suicide, in Santacruz here on Thursday and took her father along for a questioning by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), an official said. The police team reached Chakrabortys house as per the request made by the ED, the official said.

"The ED requested the Mumbai police to reach their house and escort Rhea's father Indrajit out as it wants to question him," the police official said. "Accordingly, some police personnel reached their residence in the afternoon and took her father along for a questioning by the central agency," he added. However, he did not specify whether her father was taken to the ED office in south Mumbai or some other location.

The ED is probing a money laundering angle into the death of Rajput and has questioned Rhea twice earlier. It has obtained "deleted WhatsApp messages" after forensic examination of her phone.

15:04 (IST)27 Aug 2020
Don't know Sandip Ssingh, he never came home: Rhea Chakraborty

Rhea Chakraborty told India Today that she didn't know producer Sandip Ssingh, who has claimed to be Sushant Singh Rajput's close friend. Rhea said that if Sandip was indeed Sushant's good friend, why was he not in the late star's life for last one and a half years.

"I don't know Sandip, he has never come home, and never called. If he is such a good friend, where was he from the last one-and-a-half year?" Rhea said.

14:54 (IST)27 Aug 2020
Mumbai police constable at Rhea's house to take her fathet to ED office
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13:48 (IST)27 Aug 2020
Rhea Chakraborty's brother Showik reaches CBI guest house for questioning

Rhea Chakraborty's brother Showik Chakraborty arrived at the DRDO guest on Thursday for questioning by the CBI, which is probing actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case, a police official said. This is the first time that a member from Rhea Chakraborty's family is being questioned by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the case of Rajput's death.

Showik Chakraborty arrived at the DRDO guest house at Kalina in Santacruz, where the CBI officials are staying, in a car around 10.15 am, the official said.

Earlier in the morning, Sushant's flat-mate Siddharth Pithani was called by the CBI for the seventh consecutive day for questioning in the actor's death case, the official said. Pithani arrived at the DRDO guest house in a cab around 9 am, he said. On Wednesday, Pithani was grilled for over 12 hours by the probing agency. The manager of Waterstone Resort, where Rajput had stayed for a brief period, was also seen visiting the DRDO guest house on Wednesday.

13:42 (IST)27 Aug 2020
Didn't do anything to gain control over Sushant's life: Rhea Chakraborty

Rhea Chakraborty told India Today she didn't hire any of Sushant Singh Rajput's staff, reacting to allegation that she would often change his house staff.

"This is a baseless allegation. I did not do anything to gain control of his life. He knew Siddharth since before he knew me and used to live with him before I came. Samuel Miranda was hired by his sister, Priyanka. Even Keshav, Neeraj and Dipesh were with him since before me. In fact, he introduced me to them. I did not hire them," Rhe said.

13:08 (IST)27 Aug 2020
Wondered if it was over for him: Rhea on leaving Sushant's house on June 8

Rhea Chakraborty, in her interview with India Today, said that she was quite upset when she left Sushant Singh Rajput's house on June 8, thinking if he didn't want to continue the relationship. Rhea also clarified that her leaving Sushant's house and her conversation with director Mahesh Bhatt on the same day had nothing to do with each other.

"I was definitely very upset and hurt because he (Sushant Singh Rajput) didn't call me back, and didn't want me back. Is it over for him, I thought. Ki ab main bimaar hoon toh aap nahi chahte mujhe? Naturally bura feel hota hai. (I wondered if he wanted to push me away because I was unwell). But my conversation with Mahesh Bhatt saab had nothing to do with that."

12:54 (IST)27 Aug 2020
There was no hard drive that I know of: Rhea Chakraborty

Rhea Chakraborty, in her interview to India Todayt, also addressed the allegation that

Sushant Singh Rajput's friend and creative content manager Siddharth Pithani, in his statement to the CBI, had said that Rhea and Sushant had a fight on June 8 and eight hard drives were destroyed. Talking about the same, Rhea said, 'This is a baseless allegation, there was no hard drive that I know of, no one came while I was there. Perhaps, after I left, his sister, who was there from June 8 to June 13, may have called someone, but I am not aware of it. Till the time I was there, nothing of the sort happened.

Rhea further said, "I don't even think Siddharth Pithani said something like that, I believe this is a concocted story, much like several others doing the rounds."

12:22 (IST)27 Aug 2020
Was not living off Sushant Singh Rajput's money, we were living like a couple: Rhea

Rhea Chakraborty adddressed the allegation that she was "living off Sushant Singh Rajput's money" in her interview with India Today. Rhea said that Sushant liked to live like a star and spend money on everyone around him.

"I had a fashion shoot by the clothing trip Shein in Paris. The company sent me the tickets. Sushant thought it was a great idea to make a Euro trip out of this, so he cancelled those tickets -- I have those tickets, in case I now I have to prove everything -- and booked first class tickets, and the rest of the trip he paid for the hotels. He wanted to, and I didn’t have a problem with that. I had a problem with how much he was spending. I thought it was a very expensive trip, but that was how he was.

"Who was I to question that? Even before this trip, he went to Thailand with six of his male friends. He booked a private jet for that trip and spent Rs 70 lakh. So, it was not like he spent the money just on me. He was like that as a person. He loved living like a star. I was not living off Sushant Singh Rajput's money. We were living like a couple," she said.

11:25 (IST)27 Aug 2020
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Sushant, brother Showik and I were partners in company Rhealityx: Rhea Chakraborty

Rhea Chakraborty, in her interview with India Today, said that Sushant, her brother Showik were her partners in a company called Rhealityx that dealt with artificial intelligence. She also revealed that Sushant named the company after her.

'Showik had a great bonding with Sushant. Even we used to joke that Showik is my 'sautan'. Sushant, Showik and I were partners in a company called Rhealityx, which dealt with artificial intelligence. It was Sushant who named the company after me. To be a partner in the company, one has to pay Rs 33,000. I paid for Showik as he couldn't pay because he didn't have a job. Showik was preparing for CAT exams and was skeptical if he should join us. Sushant insisted Showik to join us in our Europe trip,' Rhea said.

11:09 (IST)27 Aug 2020
Rhea Chakraborty breaks silence, says she learnt about Sushant's mental illness during Europe trip

Sushant Singh Rajput's girlfriend actor Rhea Chakraborty, whom the late star's family accuses of abetment to suicide, opened about Sushant in an interview with India Today. Rhea said that she got to know about Sushant's mental health issues during their Europe trip in October last year. The actor also told India Today that Sushant took a medicine Modafinil without a prescription before taking the flight.

"When we were leaving for Europe, Sushant said that he feel claustrophobic in a flight. When we reached Paris, he didn't leave his room for three days. Before the trip, he said that he was very happy. He had told me that he is very excited for the trip as he will show me his true side during our Europe stay. He will walk on the streets and have fun with me which he couldn't do in India. We were really happy. I was wondering what happened."

Rhea said in the interview that Sushant's health deteriorated after they began staying at a hotel in Italy.

"In Switzerland, he was fine. He was energetic. When we reached Italy, we stayed at a Gothic hotel, which we didn't know at the time of booking. In our room there was a dome like structure, which I didn't like. I asked him that we should change our hotel, but he insisted on staying there. He told me that there was something. I told him that it's a bad dream as I thought people get such ideas in such place. But he insisted on living in that hotel despite me telling him to change it.

"His health deteriorated there and he started having anxiety attacks."When I asked him what is happening, he told me that in 2013, he had a depressive episode and met a psychiatrist called Haresh Shetty. He told me that the same doctor advised him to take Modafinil, he took on the flight. He told me that he was fine after that. After that, now he was feeling more depressed and anxious. Then we cut shot the trip and returned."

20:21 (IST)26 Aug 2020
Rhea Chakraborty charged under NDPS Act for ‘links to banned drugs’

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Wednesday registered an FIR against actor Rhea Chakraborty and some others under several sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.

The move comes after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) – which is probing a money laundering angle into the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput and has questioned his girlfriend Chakraborty – referred some evidence to the CBI and the NCB about her alleged links to banned drugs. Chakraborty’s lawyer has vehemently denied the charge.

The NCB has registered the FIR under Sections 28 (punishment for attempts to commit offences), 29 (punishment for abetment and criminal conspiracy) and 20-B (produces, manufactures, possesses, sells, purchases, transports, imports inter-State, exports inter-State or uses cannabis, shall be punishable). “Before registering an FIR, we have also taken legal opinion,” an official said.

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Rhea Chakraborty has never consumed drugs: Actor's lawyer

Reacting to media reports that Rhea Chakraborty was in contact with drug dealers, hwr lawyer, Satish Manishende, said, "Rhea has never consumed drugs in her life time ever. She’s ready for a blood test any time."

Sushant Singh Rajput's sister Shweta Singh Kirti on Tuesday remembered the late star, posting their pictures from her wedding. She wrote, "In some realm, we will always be together."