'Rajput's Family Pressured Me To Give Statement Against Rhea': Friend

Sushant Singh Rajput was discovered lifeless in his residence in Mumbai’s Bandra final month

Mumbai:

Actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s good friend has despatched an e-mail to Mumbai Police, alleging that the members of the family of the late Bollywood star pressured him to provide an announcement towards actress Rhea Chakraborty, an official mentioned on Friday.

The purported mail was despatched by Rajput’s good friend Siddharth Pithani on the official e-mail deal with of the Bandra Police on July 28, the official mentioned.

“Within the mail, Siddharth mentioned that he acquired convention calls from the members of the family of Rajput and an unknown quantity on July 22, during which they requested him questions concerning Rhea Chakraborty and her bills throughout her keep at Mont Blanc residence (in Bandra) with the late actor,” he mentioned.

“He mentioned that on July 27, he once more acquired a telephone name, during which a member of the family of Rajput requested him to provide an announcement towards Rhea Chakraborty to Bihar Police,” the official added.

“Siddharth mentioned that the member of the family informed him that he would get a telephone name quickly. Accordingly, he acquired a name from an unknown WhatsApp quantity, which ended inside 40 seconds and therefore he couldn’t give any assertion,” the official mentioned.

Pithani, who was a flatmate of the late actor, alleged within the mail that he was being pressured to report an announcement towards Chakraborty concerning the issues which he was not conscious of, he mentioned.

Krishna Kumar Singh (74), Rajput’s father, had lodged a criticism towards Chakraborty, the deceased actor’s good friend, 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 Might 2019 with the intention of furthering her personal profession.

In the meantime, Bihar Police workforce which is in Mumbai to research the FIR registered in Patna towards Chakraborty, on Thursday recorded the assertion of Rajput’s ex-girlfriend Ankita Lokhande, during which she informed that the late actor was not underneath despair, one other official mentioned.

The police workforce from Bihar is more likely to query Rajput’s buddies, colleagues, the official mentioned.

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 workforce, 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 folks from the movie business in reference to the case.

Rajput, 34, was discovered hanging at his residence in suburban Bandra on June 14.

Rajput starred in movies like “Shuddh Desi Romance”, “Raabta”, “Kedarnath”, “Chhichhore” and “Sonchiriya”. His most distinguished position was that of cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni within the biopic “MS Dhoni: The Untold Story”.
 

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