Patna, August 3
In a startling claim, Sushant Singh Rajput’s father said on Monday that Mumbai police were warned about threat to the actors life way back in February but it failed to take note of it and also did not act upon complaints against named persons a day after his death in June.
The Mumbai Police have rejected the claim made by late actor's father that the family had filed a written complaint on February 25 apprehending threat to his son’s life.
In a press note, the Mumbai police denied the claim and said Bandra police officials did not receive any written complaint from Rajput’s family about threat to his life.
Issuing a video statement, Krishna Kishore Singh recounted the sequence of events that led to his lodging a complaint with Patna police after which it is on the lookout for the accused currently on the run.
“I had told the Mumbai police in February that my son Sushant faced a threat to his life but it did nothing. When my son died on June 14, I requested them to take action against named persons. But nothing came of it even after 40 days. Left with no other option, I lodged a case at a police station here in Patna,” Singh said.
Patna police swung into action immediately, Singh remarked appreciatively, and thanked Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and state minister Sanjay Jha who came forward to “stand for the truth.
Singh had, in his complaint on which an FIR was lodged on July 25, accused actress Rhea Chakraborty and her family members of abetting his sons suicide, besides defrauding him of his money and subjecting him to blackmail.
His decision to go public on the matter for the first time comes in the backdrop of alleged non-cooperation of Mumbai police with its Patna counterpart.
The city police, in their note, pointed to K K Singh releasing a statement about his family submitting the written complaint.
“It must be clarified that no such written complaint was addressed to the Bandra Police on that day (February 25),” said the note.
However, O P Singh, an IPS officer and brother-in-law of Rajput, had sent some WhatsApp messages to the then DCP Zone 9 regarding this matter, the Mumbai police said.
The then DCP Zone 9 had called OP Singh and told him a written complaint was mandatory for any inquiry or action, they said in the note.
However, O P Singh wanted the matter to be resolved informally, but the DCP had clearly told him this was not possible, the Mumbai police said. PTI
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