Rhea strikes SC over ‘media trial’

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 10

Actor Rhea Chakraborty on Monday filed an affidavit within the Supreme Court accusing the media of sensationalising the demise of Sushant Singh Rajput and conducting a parallel media trial.

“The issue has been blown out of proportion in the media. Media Channels are examining and cross-examining all the witnesses in the case,” Rhea submitted. She is being investigated by the CBI as an accused and the ED too has interrogated her.

Alleging that the problem was being exploited for political mileage within the Bihar ballot due in November, she instructed the highest court docket that “she should be protected and not be made scapegoat of political agendas”.

“The sad incident of the death of Sushant, who hailed from Bihar, unfortunately occurred just before the elections in Bihar. This has led to the issue being blown out of proportion. Actors Ashutosh Bhakre (32) and Sameer Sharma (44) also reportedly committed suicide, yet no whisper about the same in power corridors. In Sushant’s case, the Bihar Chief Minister is reported to be responsible for registration of FIR in Patna,” she mentioned. The affidavit has been filed forward of the listening to of her petition looking for switch of an FIR registered in Patna towards her to Mumbai later this week.

Rhea mentioned, “The petitioner (she) is already convicted by the media even before a foul play in the Sushant’s death is established.” Rhea additionally complained of violation of her proper to privateness.

The Enforcement Directorate, in the meantime, started a recent spherical of questioning of Rhea and her relations within the laundering case.

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