Just a few days after the lawyer representing Sushant Singh Rajput’s family Vikas Singh accused the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) of “delaying” the investigation into the death and even claimed that the Rajput was strangled, CBI said that “no aspect has been ruled out.”
The investigation agency in a statement on Monday said, “The Central Bureau of Investigation is conducting a professional investigation related to the death of Sushant Singh Rajput in which all aspects are being looked at and no aspect has been ruled out as of date. The investigation is continuing.”
Vikas Singh had tweeted last week, “Getting frustrated by the delay in CBI taking a decision to convert abetment to suicide to Murder of SSR. The Doctor who is part of the AIIMS team had told me long back that the photos sent by me indicated 200% that it’s death by strangulation and not suicide. (Sic)”
The lawyer even went on to state that an AIIMS doctor who is on the panel investigating Rajput’s autopsy report had stated that the Rajput was murdered. Singh also alleged that the pace of the probe had “suddenly slowed down.” He even added that all attention had been diverted to a drug-related probe with the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) conducting a “fashion parade” of Bollywood stars.
Although the head of the AIIMS forensic team, Sudhir Gupta had denied the claim stating that no findings have been given to the CBI yet and even the final meeting has to be scheduled. “No conclusive opinion based on evidence,” said Dr. Gupta.
Meanwhile, lawyer Satish Maneshinde who is representing Rhea Chakraborty had even urged the CBI to set up a new medical board “to keep the investigations impartial and free from inference.” Chakraborty who has been in jail since September 9 was arrested by NCB on charges of organising drugs for the 34-year-old Bollywood star. Rajput’s family even accused the actress of taking money from him.
Both Chakraborty and her lawyer also alleges that the agencies are being pressured to reach a “pre-determined” result and it was solely because of the elections in Bihar, where Rajput’s death has been even dragged to a campaign. Maneshinde had said that the disclosure of a 200% conclusion by an AIIMS doctor in the team headed by Dr. Gupta based on photographs is a dangerous trend. Hence, to keep the investigations impartial and free from inference the CBI must constitute a new medical board.