Mumbai, August 9
Shiv Sena chief Sanjay Raut on Sunday claimed “pressure tactics” had been getting used within the case of actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s dying and the problem was being politicised as a part of a conspiracy towards Maharashtra.
It is flawed to see the unlucky suicide of the actor from a political angle, Raut stated in his weekly column ‘Rokhthok’ within the get together mouthpiece ‘Saamana’.
Rajput, 34, was discovered hanging at his residence in suburban Bandra on June 14.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) just lately took over the probe within the case, based mostly on a Patna police FIR associated to alleged felony conspiracy and abetment to suicide towards Rajput’s girlfriend and actor Rhea Chakraborty.
“If one needs to take pleasure in politicisation and stress techniques, something can occur in our nation. It appears to be like just like the script of Sushant’s case was already written.
Whatever has occurred behind the curtains is a conspiracy towards Maharashtra,” Raut stated.
When it’s determined to politicise an incident,one can’t say to what extent it may be executed and “this is what is happening in the unfortunate suicide of Rajput”, he stated.
Raut stated the Bihar authorities alleged involvement oftop political, movie and enterprise personalities and it claimed Mumbai Police is not going to examine the case correctly.
“That government demands CBI probe which is accepted in 24 hours. Attorney General Tushar Mehta tells the Supreme Court that the Centre has decided to hand over the probe to the CBI,” Raut stated, claiming this was a “direct attack on a state’s autonomy”.
Describing Mumbai Police because the “best investigating agency in the world” and knowledgeable power, he stated, “It investigated the Sheena Bora murder case where some top names were involved and sent all to jail. The Mumbai Police probed the 26/11 terror attack which resulted in the hanging of the accused Ajmal Kasab,” the Rajya Sabha member stated.
The Centre’s “interference” in Rajput’s case was an insult of the Mumbai Police, he claimed, including the CBI could also be a central company, nevertheless it “wasn’t independent and impartial”.
“Even Narendra Modi and Amit Shah had earlier questioned the Enforcement Directorate and the CBI. They had said the Godhra riots case shouldn’t be handed over to the CBI because it was a political weapon in the hands of those ruling at the Centre. If the same view is aired now, what’s wrong in that,” the chief editor of ‘Saamana’ stated.
“Prima facie, Sushant Singh Rajput’s case is that of suicide. There is no basis for repeated allegations that he had been murdered,” he stated.
Raut alleged that for the reason that BJP can’t topple the Uddhav Thackeray authorities (comprising the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress) in Maharashtra, it has determined to “malign it and with the assistance of stories channels.
“(NCP chief) Sharad Pawar called me when he saw a news channel anchor referring to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray in first person. ‘The chief minister is not an individual but an institute. What is the government doing’?” he stated quoting Pawar.
Raut claimed that Bihar Director General of Police Gupteshwar Pandey giving interview to a channel towards Maharashtra was “violation of police discipline”.
Pandey needed to contest the Assembly elections from Buxar (in Bihar) in 2009, however his plan was aborted after the BJP candidate from there threatened to contest towards as an impartial, Raut additional claimed.
“It is laughable that Pandey should question the professionalism of Mumbai Police. It is being said Pandey can now fight the Bihar polls from Shahpur seat,” he stated.
Raut stated the Mumbai Police ought to have registered a ‘zero FIR’ and continued with the probe in Rajput’s case.
But Rajput’s household had no complaints and left Mumbai for Patna (some days after his dying). “The BJP politicised the incident and created a sensation” by linking a younger minister within the Maharashtra cupboard to the case. Two English information channels began difficult the chief minister and confused the police, he stated.
The Mumbai Police ought to have began media briefing, contemplating the case is turning into excessive profile, and may have declared that if any minister or politician identify crops up, his assertion shall be recorded, Raut opined.
He stated a celebration on the home of actor Dino Morea earlier than Rajput’s dying was being linked to the case. “Morea and others are friends of (state cabinet minister) Aaditya Thackeray and if that friendship is the cause of targetting the latter, it is wrong,” he added.
Raut claimed Rajput didn’t share good relations along with his father.
“His father’s second marriage was not acceptable to him (Rajput). Let the facts come out how many times Rajput visited his family in Patna. Why did (Rajput’s former girlfriend) Anita Lokhande split from Rajput and this should be part of the probe. It is wrong to see the unfortunate suicide from a political angle,” he stated.
Raut lamented that Rajput’s former supervisor Disha Salian, who allegedly dedicated suicide every week earlier than the actor’s dying, was additionally being maligned.
Rajput’s father Ok Ok Singh on July 25 lodged a criticism with the Bihar police towards Chakraborty, her mother and father, brother, her former supervisor Shruti Modi and one Samuel Miranda, whom Chakraborty had employed because the supervisor in Rajput’s home.
Based on the criticism, the Bihar police registered an FIR towards the accused individuals and booked them underneath varied sections of the Indian Penal Code together with abetment to suicide, felony conspiracy, dishonest and wrongful confinement. PTI