The news was all over the media. The CBI has finally been allocated the duty to probe the star’s untimely and uncanny death. Bollywood Industry expressed support and tweeted out loud on this milestone.
The CBI team, which is probing the Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case, reached the late actor’s residence at Bandra here on Saturday afternoon. The CBI team will reconstruct the crime scene at Rajput’s flat, where he was found hanging on June 14, an official said.
The CBI Officials At Rajput’s House
The central agency team, along with forensic experts, reached Rajput’s residence in Mont Blanc Apartment around 2.30 pm.
The CBI officials and experts of the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) arrived in more than seven vehicles.
“Rajput’s cook Neeraj and his flatmate Siddharth Pithani also accompanied the CBI team,” the official said.
Neeraj was interrogated by the central agency on Friday.
CBI Recorded Statement Of Sushant’s Friend And Cook
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) ) officials probing Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death recorded the statements of his friend Siddharth Pithani and his cook Neeraj Singh on Sunday.
Singh was questioned for the third time this morning.
The CBI will also question the key maker who opened Rajput’s room on June 14 when he was found dead.
In the morning, Pithani, Neeraj and Sawant arrived separately at the DRDO guest house in Kalina are of Santcaruz, where the Central Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI) officials probing the case are staying, an official said.
These three persons, who were present in the flat when Rajput (34) was found hanging in his room on June 14, were questioned for about five hours following which the CBI sleuths took them to the late actor’s residence at Mont Blanc Apartments in suburban Bandra around 2.45 pm, he said
Pithani and Singh’s questioning comes a day after a team of CBI officials and forensic experts visited Rajput’s Bandra home and reconstructed the sequence of events before he was found dead.
Pithani and Singh, who were present at the flat when Rajput was found dead, had also accompanied the CBI team that spent over five hours at the actor’s residence, people familiar with the development said.
Sushant’s Cousin, Neeraj Kumar’s Allegation
The officials first went to the building’s terrace and then to the flat. They shot pictures and videos of the bedroom. An official quoted above said that the CBI was investigating whether suicide was possible at the spot.
Earlier in the day, CBI officials also met doctors at the Cooper Hospital who conducted Rajput’s autopsy.
Meanwhile, Neeraj Kumar Singh Bablu, a BJP legislator and Rajput’s cousin, said Pithani and the actor’s colleague Sandeep should “definitely” be arrested and interrogated by the CBI.
“CBI investigation is going in the right direction. We are hopeful that the guilty will be caught. Sidharth Pithani should be definitely arrested. When we went for the last rites of Sushant, we saw that there was no sadness apparent on Pithani’s face. I am suspicious of his activities. He used to be a colleague of Sushant,” Bablu said.
“Another colleague of Sushant, Sandeep also started giving clean chits to people on the media just ten days after my cousin’s death. He was acting like a gangster. I have confidence that CBI will investigate and come to a result in this case. My belief is that third degree is important to get the truth out in this case,” he added.
What Has The CBI Done All Together Until Now?
The central agency that took over the probe into the high-profile case on orders of the Supreme Court has so far recorded statements of Rajput’s house manager Samuel Miranda apart from his roommate and cook.
They have also collected documents from Mumbai police including forensic report, post mortem report, statements of more than 60 people that Mumbai police has recorded in the case, and other material evidence, a police official said.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the transfer of an FIR, lodged by Rajput’s father in Patna against actor Rhea Chakraborty and others for allegedly abetting his suicide, to the CBI.
After Rajput was found hanging in his apartment in June, the Mumbai Police registered a case of accidental death.
Later, Rajput’s father filed a police complaint in Patna, accusing Chakraborty and her family of abetting the actor’s suicide and misappropriating his money. (PTI)
A Timeline Of What Has Happened So Far
— Jun 14: Rajput, 34, found hanging from the ceiling of his apartment in suburban Bandra in Mumbai.
Mumbai Police starts inquest proceedings under CrPC to ascertain the cause of unnatural death.
— Jun 18: Rajput’s purported girlfriend and actress Rhea Chakraborty records her statement before Mumbai Police.
— Jul 6: Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali records statement in the case.
— Jul 18: Filmmaker and Yash Raj Films (YRF) chairman Aditya Chopra records his statement with Mumbai Police.
— Jul 25: Rajput’s father K K Singh lodges an FIR in Patna for several offences including abetment of suicide against Rhea and her family members.
— Jul 27: Mumbai Police records filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt’s statement.
— Jul 29: Rhea moves SC seeking transfer of the FIR in from Patna to Mumbai.
— Jul 31: ED says it has filed a money laundering case in the matter.
— Aug 4: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar says the state government has recommended CBI investigation in the matter. Mumbai Police Commissioner says 54 persons in all have recorded their statements in the case.
— Aug 6: CBI says it has lodged an FIR in the matter.
— Aug 7: Centre moves SC seeking to be made a party in Rhea’s plea.
— Aug 8: Rajput’s father K K Singh moves SC, opposing Rhea’s plea.
— Aug 10: Rhea moves fresh plea before SC alleging media trial.
— Aug 11: Maharashtra govt tells SC that Bihar Police lacks jurisdiction. SC reserves judgement on Rhea’s plea.
— Aug 19: SC upholds transfer of the Patna FIR to the CBI in the case.