Bollywood actor Rajput found dead in his Mumbai apartment. His team in a press release confirmed his death, "It pains us to share that Sushant Singh Rajput is no longer with us. We request his fans to keep him in their thoughts and celebrate his life, and his work as they have done so far. We request the media to help us maintain privacy at this moment of grief."
Kangana Ranaut accused a section of film industry professionals of not acknowledging Rajput, debunked the theory of the actor committing suicide.Ranaut pointed out that Rajput was a rank holder and asked how he could have a “weak mind”. Taking reference from a post of the late actor pleading with people to watch his movies as he “didn’t have a godfather” in the industry that had gone viral, she also said that despite his great lineup of films, he didn’t receive any acknowledgement or awards, unlike the other star-kids of the industry.
Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh cited various media reports claiming that Rajput battled clinical depression induced by professional rivalry, an angle which Mumbai Police will focus while investigating the case.
Actor Rhea Chakraborty was summoned by the Mumbai Police to record her statement in the Bandra Police station in connection to Rajput’s death. Additionally, the investigating officers recorded statements of more than 10 people including Rajput’s family members.
Mumbai Police received the final postmortem report stating, “No struggle marks and external injuries” were found on the actor’s body.
Mumbai police started investigating the rivalry angle. Shanoo, Mahesh Bhatt, Sanjay Leela Bhansali all have been questioned in the case. ilm critic Rajeev Masand accused of writing blind articles on Rajput and Dharma Production CEO Apoorva Mehta were summoned and questioned for further investigation by the Mumbai Police.
As part of the investigation, Mumbai Police sent the cloth allegedly used in the suicide to the forensic lab for a “tensile strength” analysis to test whether it can bear the weight similar to the late actor.
Rajput’s father KK Singh lodged a complaint in Bihar against Chakraborty, her family and few others on grounds of abetting his son’s suicide and extorting money under the pretense of love.
Actor Rhea moved the Supreme Court seeking transfer of the complaint filed against her to Mumbai. In her petition, she also sought a stay on the probe by Bihar Police on the FIR lodged by Rajput's father till the disposal of her plea in the top court.
A money laundering case is filed against Rhea Chakraborty and others by the Enforcement Directorate(ED) as per Sushant’s father’s complaint.
Rhea Chakraborty issued a video statement. She broke her silence and said, “I believe that I will get justice, the truth shall prevail”. She also mentioned that horrible things have been said about her, but she refrains from making comments as the matter is sub-judice. Additionally, the Supreme Court dismissed seeking transfer of the case from Mumbai Police to CBI.
The Centre further issued a notification asking CBI to probe Rajput’s case, following Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s request of a probe for the same matter.
Chakraborty, her chartered accountant Ritesh Shah and her former manager Shruti Modi appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in Mumbai in connection with the money laundering case lodged by it.
Rhea informed Supreme Court that Rajput’s case had been blown out of proportion and claimed she was being subjected to “media trial”. She further stated that she should not be made “scapegoat of political agendas”.
The Supreme Court ordered a CBI investigation into Sushant's death. The apex court also asked the Mumbai Police to hand over all evidence collected so far to in the case to the Central agency.
Rajput's flatmate Pithani, cook Neeraj Singh and domestic help Deepesh Sawant were again called for questioning by the CBI.
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) filed a criminal case against Chakraborty and others to probe their alleged dealings in banned drugs, an instance emerging from an investigation being conducted into the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
CBI questioned Rhea Chakraborty in Special Investigation on issues including the medical treatment and medicines administered to Sushant Singh Rajput and mention of drugs in her chats.
A Mumbai court sent Rhea Chakraborty's brother Showik and Sushant’s house manager Samuel Miranda to four days' NCB custody till September 9 and The Narcotics Control Bureau arrested Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's personal staff Dipesh Sawant in a drug-related case.
Chakraborty’s father Indrajit Chakraborty issued a statement condemning the arrest of his son, Showik, in connection with drug abuse allegations surrounding actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. He further said, "Congratulations India, you have arrested my son, I'm sure next on the line is my daughter and I don't know who is next thereafter. You have effectively demolished a middle-class family. But of course, for the sake of justice, everything is justified. Jai Hind".
Rhea filed a complaint with Mumbai Police against Sushant’s sister for sending him a fake medical prescription. The case was later transferred to CBI for further investigation.
After three days of grilling, Rhea is arrested. NCB deems her as an "active member of the drug syndicate connected with drug suppliers." NCB said Rhea managed finance for drug procurement along with Sushant. Rhea's bail plea was rejected and the actress was sent to 14 days judicial custody by a magistrate’s court.
Rhea Chakraborty and brother Showik Chakraborty’s bail please was rejected by a special court today. Advocate Satish Manshinde, who is representing the Chakraborty family, shared in a statement that they are likely to approach High Court. “Once we get a copy of the NDPS Spl Court Order , we will decide next week on the course of action about approaching the High Court ,” stated the lawyer. Rhea and Showik were arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) with regards to the drugs angle that is being probed into Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case.