Mumbai, July 31
Actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s buddy has despatched an e-mail to Mumbai Police, alleging that the members of the family of the late Bollywood star pressurised him to offer a press release in opposition to actress Rhea Chakraborty, an official stated on Friday.
The purported mail was despatched by Rajput’s buddy Siddharth Pithani on the official e-mail tackle of the Bandra Police on July 28, the official stated.
“In the mail, Siddharth said that he received conference calls from the family members of Rajput and an unknown number on July 22, in which they asked him questions regarding Rhea Chakraborty and her expenses during her stay at Mont Blanc apartment (in Bandra) with the late actor,” he stated.
“He said that on July 27, he again received a phone call, in which a family member of Rajput asked him to give a statement against Rhea Chakraborty to Bihar Police,” the official added.
“Siddharth said that the family member told him that he would get a phone call soon. Accordingly, he received a call from an unknown WhatsApp number, which ended within 40 seconds and hence he could not give any statement,” the official stated.
Pithani, who was a flatmate of the late actor, alleged within the mail that he was being pressurised to file a press release in opposition to Chakraborty in regards to the issues which he was not conscious of, he stated.
Krishna Kumar Singh (74), Rajput’s father, had lodged a grievance in opposition to Chakraborty, the deceased actor’s buddy, and 6 others, together with her members of the family, for alleged abetment to suicide, in Patna on Tuesday.
Singh accused Chakraborty, a budding TV and movie actor, of getting befriended his son in May 2019 with the intention of furthering her personal profession.
Meanwhile, Bihar Police crew which is in Mumbai to research the FIR registered in Patna in opposition to Chakraborty, on Thursday recorded the assertion of Rajput’s ex- girlfriend Ankita Lokhande, by which she instructed that the late actor was not below despair, one other official stated.
The police crew from Bihar is more likely to query Rajput’s mates, colleagues, the official stated.
The Bihar police on Thursday began the method of scrutinising monetary transactions and checking account particulars of Rajput as a part of their probe into his alleged suicide right here final month.
The Bihar police crew, which arrived right here on Wednesday, visited a number of locations, together with the residence of Chakraborty.
The Mumbai police, who’re already investigating the alleged suicide, have questioned a number of individuals from the movie business in reference to the case.
Rajput, 34, was discovered hanging at his condominium in suburban Bandra on June 14.
Rajput starred in movies like “Shuddh Desi Romance”, “Raabta”, “Kedarnath”, “Chhichhore” and “Sonchiriya”. His most distinguished function was that of cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni within the biopic “MS Dhoni: The Untold Story”. PTI