Mumbai: A CBI probe has been demanded by a Delhi-based lawyer into the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput citing several missing links that have surfaced as a result of a faulty probe by the Mumbai police. He added that a fair CBI probe is necessary for regaining people’s confidence in the judicial system of the country.
Ishkaran Singh Bhandari, who is leading “a people’s movement” for justice, said Sushant Singh Rajput’s death should be treated as one of “mysterious death” until facts are ascertained by CBI.
The 34-year-year-old actor was found dead in his Mumbai flat in June this year. Police have stated that he died by suicide.
Several people, including Rajput’s close friend Rhea Chakraborty, have called for a CBI inquiry into his death. Of late, BJP memeber Subramaniam Swamy and actor Shekhar Suman have aslo demanded for a CBI enquiry and joined the bandwagon of voices calling for a separate CBI probe into the matter.
However, Maharashtra’s home minister Anil Deshmukh has ruled out requests for a CBI probe in the case. Deshmukh has said that Mumbai Police ate capable of handling the case.
Bhandari said the word “suicide came in within minutes of his death and that became a defining narrative on the entire media.”
“The normal thing is to call it a mysterious death, investigate it and after you investigate it you may come to a conclusion that it’s a tragedy, it’s abetment to suicide, or it’s a foul murder,” he said.
“But how do you come to that conclusion in a few minutes? So that means you have a predetermined conclusion. That was something which started me off. After that the questions kept on piling up, the deeper I went into it,” he added.
The lawyer cited “lapses” on part of the police and other aspects that Rajput allegedly changed as many as 50 SIM cards on his phone. He said he has written to the Mumbai Police, which is investigating the actor’s death, regarding these crucial aspects.