The unprecedented tug of struggle between Mumbai and Bihar Police over actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case appears to have lastly reached its destiny. On Thursday night, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered FIRs towards actor Rhea Chakraborty and 5 others. The CBI took over the case after a lot deliberation, attraction from followers, petitions on social media and mounting political strain. There are a number of key questions anticipated to be answered in the case that has captured the nation’s creativeness over the previous month. We convey you a compilations of ten unsolved puzzles in the case, floating about in media platforms, and in the minds of tens of millions of the followers of the late actor.
Question 1. Why was no motion taken when Rajput’s household had alerted in February that his life may very well be at risk?
On August 3, Rajput’s father, KK Singh, launched a video stating that he had knowledgeable Bandra Police (Mumbai) on February 25 that he was anxious for his son’s life. To substantiate the declare, the household launched transcripts of chats between Rajput’s brother-in-law, OP Singh and Mumbai Police, the place it was talked about that Sushant’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty’s household had taken the late actor to a resort close to the airport, saved him there for 3 months and had been managing his enterprise affairs since. To this declare, Mumbai Police responded in a press release that, “…no such written complaint has been addressed to Bandra Police Station on that date… OP Singh wanted this to be resolved informally to which the then DCP Zone 9 clearly told him that it was not possible.” It is left for CBI to now determine if cognizance may very well be taken of the declare.
Question 2. What got here of the probe in Rajput’s former supervisor, Disha Salian’s, case who died six days previous to Sushant below mysterious circumstances?
Many have been questioning if there’s a hyperlink between Rajput and Salian’s death, as each had been informed off as deaths by suicide, pretty early on. On August 1, when the Bihar Police staff reached the Malwani Police Station in Mumbai in search of particulars about Salian’s death, they had been reportedly knowledgeable that the folder having particulars of Salian’s case has been “deleted by accident” and may’t be retrieved. However, on August 2, Mumbai Police officers denied it, and stated that they’ve all the pieces on report and all paperwork can be found with them. “…family (Disha’s) has given no complaint against anyone,” stated the officers. Will the thriller behind Salian’s death be lastly solved to additional show if it had any reference to Rajput’s case?
CBI Enquiry is the reply to the prayers of the entire nation who stood collectively as a household and saved preventing for justice. I Salute every one in all you 🙏 #Strengthandunity #GodIsWithUs #SatyamevaJayate #JusticeForSushant
— shweta singh kirti (@shwetasinghkirt) August 5, 2020
Question 3. Why is nobody speaking about the lacking CCTV footage, the duplicate keys, and the 50 SIM playing cards?
It has been reported extensively on varied media platforms that the CCTV footage of Rajput’s constructing from the night time before he died isn’t out there — whether or not that’s certainly the case or not has not been clarified. Also, the duplicate keys of his room had been allegedly lacking, and therefore a locksmith needed to be referred to as in the morning throughout the lockdown to interrupt the door open. And then it was reported that the keys had been discovered quickly after.
Also, there are reviews that the Sushant modified over 50 SIM playing cards in his cellphone in the final one month. It stays to be seen if the particulars of all these have been taken out, and the name historical past traced. Several in the know of authorized and prison investigative procedures have identified to the ligature mark on his neck not matching with the material used for hanging, and a number of other bruises on his physique. All these would make for key potential proof before the CBI investigators.
Question 4. Are Rajput’s flatmate Siddharth Pithani‘s statements inconsistent with the household staff’s?
There have been alleged inconsistencies in the statements given by Pithani and what Rajput’s workers members have stated. During an interview with information channel Republic TV, whereas Pithani stated he didn’t know something about the actor’s psychological well being, he additionally admitted to giving him two tablets of some drugs day-after-day. However, Rajput’s bodyguard, on the situation of anonymity, informed the channel that he would fetch the “prescription drugs” from the retailer, and Chakraborty would give them to Rajput. The late actor’s cook dinner, Neeraj Singh, too, confirmed to the channel that it was Chakraborty who had been administering medicines to Rajput that led to him being asleep for the most a part of the day.
Question 5. How did Rhea handle to rent the most costly lawyer to take her case?
Soon after Rajput’s father filed an FIR in Patna towards Rhea Chakraborty, she employed superstar lawyer, Satish Manshinde, to characterize her. However, questions are being raised about how the actor’s hiring of one in all the most well-known and costly prison lawyer in Mumbai, who had earlier represented Sanjay Dutt in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blast case and Salman Khan in the hit-and-run case. Moreover, the developments of monetary irregularities in Rajput’s financial institution assertion the place Rs 15 crore had been transferred from his account have additionally posed critical doubts. Chakraborty has already been summoned by Enforcement Directorate in case of cash laundering.
Question 6. Did Rhea resist Bihar Police’s involvement, and was Maharashtra authorities towards CBI probe?
After Rajput’s household filed an FIR in Patna towards Rhea for abetment of suicide amongst different prices, Bihar Police received concerned in the investigation and in flip, Rhea moved Supreme Court to hunt switch of FIR lodged in Patna on floor of jurisdiction. Also, Maharashtra Home Minister, Anil Deshmukh stated that Mumbai Police is able to doing the investigation and are getting in proper course and no CBI enquiry is required. Does this reluctance, and the eventual intervention of the Supreme Court make investigation in the case extra difficult?
Question 7. Why is the IPS officer despatched from Bihar saved in quarantine?
The information of senior IPS officer Vinay Tiwari being despatched to 14-day quarantine by the BMC quickly after his arrival in Mumbai on August 2 in Rajput death probe, was acquired with scepticism by some. Questions had been raised that when the Mumbai Police was knowledgeable effectively upfront about his arrival, why was he put into quarantine? According to IANS, the Bihar DGP had alleged that Tiwari was put below home arrest in Mumbai on the pretext of quarantine. On August 5, the SC additionally said that the incident “has not sent a good message”. On the identical day, a tweet by Bihar Director General of Police (DGP) Gupteshwar Pandey claimed that regardless of a letter from the Patna Inspector General, the BMC has refused to exempt their IPS officer from being quarantined.
Question 8. Is there political involvement in the case past mere suspicion?
Over 50 days in the Rajput death case, greater than 50 folks have been questioned – from former girlfriend, finest buddies, to household and kinfolk and members of the movie fraternity. However, a number of questions have been raised about the presence of Maharashtra cupboard minister Aditya Thackeray at a celebration attended by Disha Salian simply previous to her death. The cost has since been denied by Thackeray. The reported allegation additionally said that the celebration occurred at actor Sooraj Pancholi’s residence, a cost which has since been denied by Pancholi in an interview to India Today.
Question 9. Why was it declared a ‘open and shut’ suicide case inside minutes of Rajput’s physique was discovered?
On June 14, when Rajput was discovered lifeless in his rented house in Bandra, all the pieces appeared to have occurred in a lot of a rush that no person — together with the police, witnesses, hospital authorities — even suspected it may very well be murder. Several questions had been raised thereafter – why didn’t everybody look forward to forensic reviews, why wasn’t Rajput’s room sealed instantly after the police arrived, how might photos of his physique and different particulars from the room be quickly after out there on social media?
Question 10. Why are particulars of Rajput’s medical and therapy reviews out there in the public domains?
When Chakraborty in her assertion to Mumbai Police said that Rajput was affected by psychological well being issues and was on remedy, which he had stopped taking for the final couple of weeks, it was speculated that he took his life proudly owning to melancholy. However, quickly after his medical reviews had been shared on social media platforms, then the undeniable fact that antidepressants had been present in his room was extensively shared on information channels. Recently, Mumbai primarily based therapist, Susan Walker, spoke to journalist Barkha Dutt and claimed that Rajput was her consumer and was “bipolar and suffered from clinical depression”. This posed a big query on the dire want for breach of affected person confidentiality, and will develop into one in all the factors for a doable investigation into Rajput’s state of psychological well being.
Interact with the writer on Twitter @monikarawal