The pace of the CBI probe into Sushant’s death has suddenly slowed down and all attention is being diverted to drugs-related issues with the NCB conducting “fashion parade” of Bollywood stars, the actor’s family lawyer Vikas Singh alleged on Friday. “Today, we are helpless as we don’t know which direction the case is going in,” he said.
Sushant Singh Rajput’s family lawyer Vikas Singh expressed his ‘frustration’ with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is probing the actor’s death. The advocate claimed that the premier agency was ‘delaying’ the conversion of the case from abetment to suicide to murder.
He claimed a doctor from the team of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) that is working on the forensic report of the case, had told him, on the basis of the photos of his mortal remains, had confirmed that SSR’s death was ’caused by strangulation.’
The CBI is probably going to examine with the AIIMS team about the forensic report, which will throw light on whether the death was homicide or suicide. Professor Dr. Sudhar Gupta of AIIMS had earlier clarified that the report will be concluded without any doubts.’
Sushant Singh Rajput had been found dead at his Bandra residence on June 14. Sushant’s family on July 25 had recorded a First Information Report at Patna police station. Sushant’s father KK Singh accused SSR’s live-in-girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty, not just of abetment to suicide but also embezzlement, among other charges.
However, However, the Bihar government suggested a Central Bureau of Investigation probe, alleging ‘non-co-operation’ from Mumbai Police, that had been probing the case till then.
The CBI took up the case according to the Supreme Court order on August 19, after the Enforcement Directorate had just started the examination concerning the theft charges.
Later, the family stated that they were suspecting murder and not suicide like mentioned in the FIR. The CBI also confirmed that they were probing both murder and homicide angles in the case.
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 AIIMS team had told me long back that the photos sent by me indicated 200% that it’s death by strangulation and not suicide.
— Vikas Singh (@vikassinghSrAdv) September 25, 2020