Acclaimed actor, Sushant Singh Rajput‘s father, KK Singh, has registered a complaint on July 28 against actress Rhea Chakraborty and six others including her family members at Rajiv Nagar Police Station in Patna.
He has alleged that Rhea cheated SSR financially and harassed him mentally. The case has been put under Sections 341 (Wrongful Restraint), 342 (wrongful confinement), 380 (theft), 406 (breach of trust), 420 (cheating), 306 (abetment to suicide) of the IPC. The state Police have been asked to investigate this matter and take action accordingly. In his application, Singh also accused Rhea of betraying Sushant and completely cutting him off from his family.
The police station in-charge of Rajiv Nagar has been made the IO of this case on the orders of Patna’s SSP Upendra Sharma. A team of four has been sent to Mumbai to investigate the matter and get the necessary documents apart from the case diary. The team includes two inspectors and two sub-inspectors.
Earlier, during interrogation, Rhea had revealed that Sushant had ended his contract with Yash Raj Films (YRF) and had even asked her to do the same. A week back, the actress had called for a CBI probe into Sushant’s death, tagging Union Home Minister Amit Shah in a post on Instagram.
Around 40 people have recorded their statements in the case till date, including director-producer
Mahesh Bhatt, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, filmmaker Aditya Chopra, director Mukesh Chhabra, filmmaker Shekhar Kapoor and film critic Rajeev Masand.
Sushant’s sudden demise has made waves in political circles too. Lok Janshakti Party chief Chirag Paswan wrote to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, saying “On behalf of every Bihari, I urge you to conduct a fair inquiry into the matter so that no talented person is victimized in future due to factionalism and nepotism in Bollywood.”
On Monday, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar‘s son Parth Pawar also asked the state Home Minister, demanding a CBI probe.
Rajput’s unnatural death led to a deluge of tribute and recriminations on social media involving the Indian film industry that has been battling allegations of nepotism and cliques.