Sushant Singh Rajput death case: CBI says Media reports attributed to investigation are speculative and not based on facts

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The Central Bureau of Investigation is currently investigating actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case.  According to latest report of a news channel, three officers who are a part of the probe have stated that their team has so far not found any evidence which suggests Sushant was murdered. The news report further stated that the agency is now looking into the suicide angle of the case.

On Thursday night, CBI has released an official statement on Sushant’s case which read, “The CBI is conducting investigation related to death of Shri. Sushant Singh Rajput in a systematic and professional way. Certain media reports attributed to CBI investigation are speculative and not based on facts. It is reiterated that as a matter of Policy, CBI does not share details of ongoing investigation. CBI spokesperson or any team member has not shared any details of investigation with media. The details being reported and attributed to CBI are not credible. It is requested that media may please confirm details from CBI Spokesperson before quoting CBI.”

The Bombay High Court on Thursday also urged the media to exercise “restraint” while reporting on the Sushant Singh Rajput case, and not report in a manner which may hamper the investigations.

“We urge and expect the media to exercise restraint in reporting of the investigation with respect to the (Sushant) death, which should not hamper the investigation in any manner,” a Division Bench comprising Justice A.A. Sayed and Justice S.P. Tavade ordered.

Hearing two public interest litigations (PILs) — one filed by eight retired IPS officers of Maharashtra, and another by three activists — the court also issued notices to the respondents, and said it would consider the reliefs sought in the matter after getting the version of the Central Bureau of Investigation, which is handling the probe.

In the last one week, CBI has examined several persons including Rajput’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty, her family members as well as the late actor’s friends, staff etc.

A 10-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) of CBI is currently stationed in Mumbai to investigate the circumstances in which Rajput was found dead in his Bandra apartment on June 14.

Apart from the CBI, the Enforcement Directorate is probing the money laundering charges against the prime accused in the case, Rhea Chakraborty. Also, the Narcotics Control Bureau is looking into the drugs angle.

As per the recent development in the case, The NCB has arrested four drug peddlers in the case till now.

Narcotics Control Bureau arrested drug peddler, Zaid Vilatra, from Mumbai’s Andheri in connection to the Sushant Singh Rajput death case on Tuesday night. Zaid, 20, was apprehended by the NCB as his CDR analysis revealed that he was in touch with Basit Parihar, 23, and Suryadeep Malhotra. The two men have connections with Rhea Chakraborty’s brother, Showik Chakraborty. Showik even had chats with the two men regarding drugs consumption and procurement.

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