The CBI has received a written complaint from Actor Rhea Chakraborty accusing her neighbour for creating “patently false and bogus allegations against her to mislead the investigation” into the death of her boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput.
In her letter, she said she was interrogated for five days by the CBI. During this period, several media channels carried out false and bogus stories without any material to substantiate… to realize their own ends”.
Lurid conspiracies and trolling by the social media
Ms Chakraborty, who has been made the topic of lurid conspiracies and trolling by the social media regarding her alleged role in Mr Rajput’s death.
The late Sushant Singh Rajput had dropped me to my residence in his car on June 13” – was “utterly false” and misleading.
She said the neighbour’s allegation – “that the late Sushant Singh Rajput had dropped me to my residence in his car on June 13” – was “utterly false” and misleading.
“… said conduct makes a clear case punishable… with imprisonment for a minimum of seven years,” she said in her letter, adding that a recording of the “false and bogus stories” carried by certain news channels was being forwarded.
The CBI had subsequently warned the neighbour
On Sunday sources from the CBI said the neighbour could not substantiate her claim – that she saw Mr Rajput drop Ms Chakraborty to her residence on June 13. Mr Rajput died at his Mumbai residence the subsequent day.
the actor would fight back against all those that had made fake claims about her.
The CBI team during their visit to Ms Chakraborty as part of the investigation also met the alleged neighbour. But once they asked her about her claims, she couldn’t provide evidence. The CBI had subsequently warned the neighbour against spreading false information.
After the supreme court granted her bail, Ms Chakraborty’s lawyer, Satish Maneshinde, said the actor would fight back against all those that had made fake claims about her.
The actor has blamed the media trail resulting the arrest of her and her brother, and therefore the harassment of her father by media persons.
She also alleged that this said offences are serious and the allegations were made on Republic TV channel without any basis and this conduct makes out a prima facie punishable under sections 203 and 211 of the Indian Penal code and/ or an attempt to commit an offence under Sections 203 and 211 of the Indian Penal code, 1860, one of which is punishable with imprisonment for a minimum of 7 years.
We request CBI to require legal proceedings against them for misleading the investigation.
“We are going to be forwarding to the CBI an inventory of individuals who made fake and false claims on TV and electronic media, including carrying mobile recording and faux stories… with particular regard to Rhea Chakraborty,” Mr Maneshinde said during a statement.
“We request CBI to require legal proceedings against them for misleading the investigation,” he added.
In another development on Monday leading Bollywood producers and three major film associations filed a lawsuit within the Delhi supreme court against “irresponsible reporting by certain media houses”,.