Sushant Singh Rajput Case: A Timeline of Events

Following is the chronology of events in Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case in which the Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the Bihar government’s recommendation to transfer the case to the CBI. — Jun 14: Rajput, 34, found hanging from the ceiling of his apartment in suburban Bandra in Mumbai. Mumbai Police starts inquest proceedings under CrPC to ascertain the cause of unnatural death. — Jun 18: Rajput’s purported girlfriend and actress Rhea Chakraborty records her statement before Mumbai Police. — Jul 6: Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali records statement in the…

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Our Stand Vindicated, Tweets Bihar Deputy CM After SC Verdict on Sushant Singh Rajput Case

Sushant Singh Rajput (L), Sushil Kumar Modi “We welcome the decision of Supreme Court to allow CBI to continue with its probe of Sushant death,” said Deputy CM of Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi after transfer of the case for investigation. News18.com Last Updated: August 19, 2020, 2:48 PM IST The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the transfer of an FIR, lodged at Patna against actress Rhea Chakraborty and others for allegedly abetting the suicide of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, to the CBI. Read: ‘Huge Victory’: #CBITakesOver Trends on…

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Ravi Shankar Prasad, Devendra Fadnavis Welcome SC Verdict in Sushant Singh Rajput Case

The BJP and its allies on Wednesday welcomed the Supreme Court order upholding the Bihar government’s recommendation for a CBI probe in actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case and slammed the Maharashtra government for its alleged attempts to stall the investigation. Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who had also paid a visit to Sushant’s ancestral house in Patna days after his demise, has said that “the soul of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput will surely now rest in peace with the assurance of a fair investigation by CBI.” Justice triumphs!…

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Akshay Kumar to Donate Rs 1 Crore Each to Assam and Bihar CM Relief Fund for Flood Victims

Akshay Kumar has decided to contribute Rs one crore each to Assam and Bihar Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for the people affected by floods in the respective states. A source told Hindustan Times, “On Thursday, Akshay Kumar spoke to CMs of Bihar and Assam and pledged a sum of rupees one crore each at a time when these areas are affected by the natural calamity. Both the Chief Ministers have expressed gratitude and appreciated his gesture that amid so much negativity all around, he could think of the betterment of…

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No Legal Sanctity to Statements of 56 Persons Collected by Mumbai Cops in Sushant Case, Centre Tells SC

The Centre Thursday told the Supreme Court that statements of 56 witnesses collected by the Maharashtra Police in Sushant Singh Rajput death case “have no validity or legal sanctity” as it is yet to register an FIR. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre, in his written submissions sought apex court’s nod for investigation into the case by the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate. “The Maharashtra Police in its affidavit has said that it has collected statements of 56 persons. In view of the admitted position that there is…

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After Kriti Sanon, Varun Dhawan Demands CBI Inquiry in Sushant Singh Rajput Case, Posts #CBIforSSR

Varun Dhawan on Thursday came out in support of Sushant Singh Rajput’s family as he demanded a Central Bureau Investigation (CBI) inquiry into the death of the actor. Varun took to Instagram to share a hashtag “CBI for SSR,” initiated by Sushant’s sister Shweta Singh Kirti on social media. The hashtag was accompanied by a folded hands emoji. Check out here: At the time of Sushant’s passing away, Varun had shared a throwback picture of him with the late actor, alongside an emotional caption. “RIP Sushant. Sushant was a true…

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Allegations by Sushant Singh Rajput’s Father Lacked Any Basis, Rhea Chakraborty Tells SC

The allegations levelled by the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s father against Rhea Chakraborty lacked substantiation and any basis, the actress’ lawyer told the Supreme Court on Thursday. The top court on Tuesday reserved the verdict in the Sushant Singh Rajput case and instructed all parties involved to submit their notes by Thursday. In her final submission, Rhea, via her lawyer, stated that there was no evidence to show how she abetted the alleged suicide. She also said that she was fine with the CBI probe into Sushant’s death, but…

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I Trust Mumbai Police, No Need for CBI Probe, Says Sharad Pawar

Image courtesy: Instagram The Maharashtra government on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the Bihar Police lacks jurisdiction in the Sushant Singh Rajput case News18.com Last Updated: August 12, 2020, 3:26 PM IST NCP president Sharad Pawar has said there is no need for a CBI probe into the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput as the Mumbai police are capable of handling the matter. “I trust Mumbai Police, I know them for the last 50 years. There is no need for a CBI probe. It is…

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Sushant Singh Rajput’s Sister Prays for ‘Positive Outcome’ Ahead of SC Hearing Today

Sushant Singh Rajput’s sister Shweta Singh Kirti has urged fans to pray for “a positive outcome” ahead of the Supreme Court hearing in the late actor’s death case today. Taking to Twitter, Shweta wrote, “I request everyone to pray for a positive outcome of the Supreme Court hearing. #Warriors4Sushant #LetsPray #Godiswithus #JusticeforSushantSingRajput.” Rhea Chakraborty, who has been accused by Sushant’s father KK Singh of abetting his son’s suicide, had filed a petition in the Supreme Court on July 31, seeking the transfer of an FIR, lodged by Sushant’s father, from…

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Swara Bhasker Supports Rhea Chakraborty, Says ‘She’s Being Subjected to Dangerous Media Trial’

Swara Bhasker has come out in support of Rhea Chakraborty, who has been accused by late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s father of abetting his son’s suicide. Swara has said that Rhea is being subjected to “a bizarre” media trial. Rhea on Monday submitted in an additional affidavit filed in the Supreme court against “unfair media trial” in the Sushant Singh Rajput case. She also said the “constant sensationalisation” was causing extreme trauma and infringement of privacy of her rights. Reacting to the news, Swara tweeted, “Rhea is being subjected to…

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All This Because Bihar Polls Coming Up: Maha to SC

Image courtesy: Instagram The Maharashtra government during a hearing in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that all the hullabaloo was happening only because it is all about politics, and since Bihar has to go to polls by year-end so all this is happening. IANS Last Updated: August 11, 2020, 4:55 PM IST The Maharashtra government during a hearing in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that all the hullabaloo was happening only because it…

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FIR was Not Registered in Mumbai Due to Political Pressure, Bihar Tells SC

Rhea Chakraborty (L), Sushant Singh Rajput (R) Senior advocate Maninder Singh, appearing for the Bihar government, has argued in the apex court that an FIR was not registered in the case in Mumbai because of “political pressure.” News18.com Last Updated: August 11, 2020, 3:35 PM IST The Supreme Court is currently hearing Rhea Chakraborty’s plea, seeking transfer of an FIR, lodged by late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s father KK Singh against her, from Patna to Mumbai. Senior advocate Maninder Singh, appearing for the Bihar government, has argued…

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