Actress Rhea Chakraborty, who has been accused by Sushant Singh Rajput’s father of abetting his son’s suicide, said here on Friday that “the truth shall prevail”, even as Maharashtra’s former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis demanded Enforcement Directorate (ED) register an Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR) in the Sushant suicide case.
Breaking her silence for the first time ever since Sushant’s father Krishna Kumar Singh lodged a FIR against her and her family members in Patna, Rhea said in a video statement released to the media: “I have immense faith in god and the judiciary. I believe that I will get justice. Even though a lot of horrible things are being said about me on the electronic media, I refrain from commenting on the advice of my lawyers as the matter is sub-judice”
“Satyameva jayate, the truth shall prevail,” Rhea added, with her hands folded.
Rhea’s statement came a day after the Supreme Court refused to entertain a plea to order a CBI probe into the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. A SC bench Bench led Chief Justice of India (CJI) Sharad A. Bobde said the “police should be allowed to do their job”.
The court said the petitioner could Alka Priya approach the Bombay High Court in case she got hold of anything concrete to help the police investigation.
Sushant (34), who had acted in films like “MS Dhoni: The Untold Story”, “Shuddh Desi Romance”, PK, “Raabta”, “Kedarnath”, “Detective Byomkesh” and Chhichore, committed suicide at his rented duplex flat in Bandra on June 14.
On her part, Rhea had moved the Supreme Court seeking transfer of investigation into the FIR filed against her and her family members in the Sushant Singh Rajput’s alleged suicide, from Mumbai to Patna.
In her plea before the Supreme court, Rhea revealed that she was in a live-in relationship with Sushant and that the actor was suffering from depression. Rhea said that she “is herself in a state of trauma from the incident”.
Seeking the transfer of the investigations into the FIR filed by Sushant’s father, Rhea told the apex court that the deceased actor’s father “has substantial influence”in Patna as he is able to mobilise investigation in a case without jurisdiction. She told the court that she feared that she would not be able “to get a fair and just trial in as much as the local authorities are hand-in-glove with the complainant and he possesses the capacity to greatly influence the investigation and the trial in the cases”
Meanwhile, Bollywood actor Shekhar Suman on Friday met Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhavan, Mumbai and presented to him a memorandum demanding CBI investigation in the Sushant Singh Rajput case.
The Opposition BJP in Maharashtra slammed the Shiv Sena-led MVA Government for its reluctance to hand over the Sushant suicide case to the CBI and asked the ED to file an ECIR in the sensational case in which there appeared to be “misappropriation and money laundering angle” in it.
“There is a huge public sentiment about handing over #SushantSinghRajput case to CBI but looking at the reluctance of State Government, at least @dir_ed ED can register an ECIR since misappropriation and money laundering angle has come out,” Devendra Fadnavis tweeted.
The Bandra police, who had registered an Accidental Death Report (ADR) in connection with Sushant’s suicide, have come in for several quarters for its failure to register an FIR in the case, despite the fact that they have questioned a host of film personalities, friends and acquaintances of the deceased actor for the past six weeks.
On his part, Sushant’s father Krishna Kumar Singh lodged an FIR with the Patna police against Rhea Chakraborty and her family including Indrajit Chakraborty, Sandhya Chakraborty, Shruti Modi, Showik Chakraborty and others under sections 341 ( wrongful restraint) 342 (wrongful confinement , 380 (theft), 406 (breach of trust),420 (cheating), 306 ( abetting suicide) and 120-B ( conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code.
Among other things, Sushant’s father KK Singh has alleged that his son’s bank account transaction history showed he had Rs 17 crore in one account, of which Rs 15 crore had been transferred to an account that had nothing to do with him. He has also alleged that Rhea had left him and took away his treatment papers, laptop, credit cards, jewellery and cash. He has also said that his son did not suffer from mental health issues before his relationship with Rhea.
Following the registration of the FIR by the Rajiv Nagar police station, a four-member team of the Patna police that arrived here on Tuesday began pressuring the Mumbai police to transfer the investigations in the case to the visiting police on the ground that the FIR was registered first in the Bihar capital.