Actor Rhea Chakraborty, facing probes by three central agencies in connection with the Sushant Singh Rajput death case, on Monday filed a police complaint against the late actor’s sister Priyanka Singh and a doctor from Ram Manohar Lohia hospital in Delhi for allegedly getting Sushant psychiatric drugs without consultation and by using a forged prescription.
Rhea in her complaint asked the Bandra police to investigate if these medications, which fall under the ambit of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotrophic Substances (NDPS) Act, resulted in the deterioration of Sushant’s mental health or his death on June 14.
After being questioned by the NCB on Monday, Rhea went to the Bandra police station to record her statement. No FIR had been lodged into the matter till late evening.
In the complaint (accessed by The Indian Express), Rhea said that some WhatsApp chats between Sushant and Priyanka on June 8 “are extremely disturbing and disclose the commission of various offences”. She added that in these messages, Priyanka advised Sushant to take various medications controlled under the NDPS Act.
“It seems that as per my discussion with the deceased at the time, he had informed his sister that he would not be able to obtain the said medication without a prescription… Shockingly it has not come to light that his sister Priyanka had subsequently, on the same day, sent him a prescription by one Dr Tarun Kumar, associate professor of cardiology from Dr Ram Manohar Lohia hospital in New Delhi,” the complaint read.
It added, “Prime facie the said document appears forged and fabricated… Dr Kumar appears to have prescribed medication (controlled) under the NDPS Act to the deceased without any consultation as mandated by law.”
“In fact, the drugs prescribed by Dr Kumar were prohibited from being prescribed electronically under the telemedicine practise guidelines,” the complaint further said.
Rhea also alleged that the prescription prepared by Priyanka and the doctor, “in connivance with each other”, is a fabricated and false document given that it shows Sushant to be an OPD patient when on the date and time, he was in Mumbai and not in Delhi.
She sought that an FIR be registered against the two and a detailed investigation be carried out by the Mumbai Police.
An officer said that they have received the complaint and are investigating if an FIR can be registered in the matter.
Advocate Vikas Singh, representing Sushant’s family, however, said that even if the allegations were true, at worst it is a case of not following advisory guidelines, which do not amount to a cognizable offence. “Secondly, the Mumbai Police does not have jurisdiction in the matter as the Supreme Court has already said that any FIR arising out of this case should be handed over to the CBI,” he added.