Tribune News Service
New Delhi, August 7
The Bihar Government on Friday alleged before the Supreme Court Rhea Chakraborty gave drug overdose to actor Sushant Singh Rajput who was found dead in his Bandra home on June 14 under suspicious circumstances.
In an affidavit filed in response to Chakraborty’s plea for transfer of an FIR lodged against her in Patna to Mumbai in connection with Rajput’s unnatural death, the Bihar Government sought dismissal of her plea, terming it premature, mis-conceived and not maintainable.
Chakraborty, said to be the deceased actor’s girlfriend, is now being probed as an accused in the case by the CBI after an FIR lodged against her in Patna got transferred to the central agency.
“She over-dosed him with drugs and then spread the word that he was mentally ill”, the affidavit said, citing Sushant’s father’s complaint that has since been transferred to CBI.
Sushant’s father had given a written complaint to the SHO, Rajeev Nagar Police Station, Patna, stating that in the year 2019 Rhea Chakraborty came in contact with his son with the sole intention to grab crores of rupees—which was hard earned money of the deceased actor, the affidavit states.
“It is further stated that the petitioner and her relative namely Indrajeet Chakraborty, Sandhya Chakraborty, Shovik Chakraborty used to completely interfere in the life of the deceased actor.
“The petitioner (Rhea) and her relative desperately attempting to give impression to the deceased actor that he is suffering from mental illness for which he required treatment. The petitioner also took the deceased to her house where she started giving him overdose of medicines,” said the affidavit, citing Sushant’s father KK Singh.
The Bihar Government recommended a CBI probe given the sensitivity of the matter, inter-state ramification and presence of most of the accused in Mumbai, said the affidavit filed by Patna Senior Superintendent of Police Upendra Sharma.
Chakraborty came in contact with Sushant only to grab his wealth, it said, adding that Rhea took all his belongings into her possession and made every attempt to keep him away from his family.
“The petitioner also took his bank account details and started using the bank account according to her wishes. The deceased actor wanted to leave the film industry and do organic farming in Coorg, however, the petitioner started blackmailing the deceased actor by saying that she will give his medical report to the media and prove him ‘mad’ after which he will not get any kind of work,” the affidavit stated.
“The deceased actor had informed his sister that the petitioner (Rhea) will falsely implicate him, if the deceased did not pay heed to her,” the affidavit stated.
The affidavit was filed on a day when a Bench headed by CJI SA Bobde dismissed a PIL by a law student seeking a CBI probe into the actor’s death after being told that it has already been taken over by the CBI. The Centre has filed an impleadment application.
The top court had on Wednesday said the truth behind the “unfortunate” death of a “gifted and talented artist” should come out.
It had asked Rajput’s father, Bihar and Maharashtra governments to respond in three days to her petition.
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