Sushant Singh Rajput

  • Media trial hinders justice: HC on Sushant death case coverage
    Says reportage by two TV channels in the aftermath of the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput ‘contemptuous’ Mumbai, January 18 (PTI): The Bombay High Court on Monday asked media houses to exercise restraint when reporting on suicide cases, saying "media trial leads to interference and obstruction to administration of justice". A bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice G S Kulkarni said some reportage by Republic TV and Times Now in the aftermath o
  • Top Bollywood producers file defamation lawsuit against TV channels
    MUMBAI, October 12  (Reuters): Bollywood's top producers have filed a lawsuit against two television news channels for painting the film industry as a den of drugs and crime following the death of a young movie star, they said. Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead in his Mumbai apartment in June in what police initially said appeared to be a case of suicide. His death unleashed frenzied media coverage with TV channels showing his body, analysing his medical prescription
  • Sushant in the habit of consuming drugs, not me: Rhea
    New Delhi, September 24 (PTI): Actress Rhea Chakraborty, arrested in a drugs case related to actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death, has said in her bail plea filed in the Bombay high court that she is innocent and Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) is 'deliberately' trying to invoke stringent charges against her and her family. She also said that she has been subjected to a 'witch-hunt'. In her bail application filed in the HC on Tuesday, Chakraborty said she is just
  • SSR case: CBI, AIIMS medical board to meet on Tuesday
    New Delhi, September 21 (IANS): The AIIMS medical board will hold a meeting with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is probing the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, on Tuesday to discuss the findings of the probe done by the agency and the CFSL teams that went to Mumbai, and then decide on the next course of action, sources said on Monday. According to CBI sources, the All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) forensic team will meet the agency's
  • Drugs case: Court denies bail to Rhea, Showik and 4 others
    Mumbai, September 11 (PTI): A special court in Mumbai on Friday denied bail to Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik, arrested by the NCB in connection with a drugs-related case pertaining to the death of filmstar Sushant Singh Rajput. Their bail applications were rejected by judge G B Gurao of the special court hearing cases filed under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. The court also rejected the bail pleas of four other accused in the case. Specia
  • Sushant's supporters organise car rally in the US as mark of solidarity
    Supporters of Sushant Singh Rajput organised a car rally in the US, in a campaign seeking truth and justice for the late actor. Sushant's sister Shweta Singh Kirti shared a video of the rally on her social media accounts, Twitter and Instagram. "Car Rally in California, USA. We are calling it a world movement for truth and praying for truth to shine forth. #SatyagrahForSSR #Billboard4SSR," she wrote alongside the video. In the video, one can see cars passing arou
  • NCB swoops on homes of Rhea, Sushant's manager Miranda
    Mumbai, September 4 (IANS): Teams of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) visited the residences of Rhea Chakraborty and late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's manager Samuel Miranda, on Friday. The raids were conducted a day after the Mumbai court sent alleged drug peddler Zaid Vilatra to seven-day custody of the NCB. The raids, which started around 6.30 a.m. are continuing and details are awaited. An NCB official said that the searches are routine and the drug law enforcement agenc
  • Rhea at CBI's with Mumbai Police as escort
    Mumbai, August 29 (IANS): Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty on Saturday used the Mumbai Police asan escort to reach for her second round of CBI questioning in the Sushant Singh Rajput case following a fracas at her home on Friday. She underwent a 10-hour-long gruelling grilling session by the CBI sleuths till late Friday, and was again summoned the following day for the next round. As she was preparing for her maiden appearance on Friday, she was mobbed by a large number of medi
  • No media trial of Sushant case: Press Council
    New Delhi, August 28 (PTI): Taking strong objection to the coverage of the Sushant Singh Rajput case by many media outlets, the Press Council of India on Friday said the media should adhere to the norms of journalistic conduct in covering cases under investigation and is advised not to carry out its own "parallel trial".  The media should not narrate the story in a manner so as to induce the general public to believe in the complicity of the person indicted, the
  • Rhea's morgue visit invites Maha SHRC's notice to cops, BMC
    Taking suo moto cognizance of actress Rhea Chakraborty's 'visit' to the morgue where the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's body was kept, the Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has slapped a notice to the Mumbai Police and BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation demanding an explanation, an official said here on Wednesday. Treating the matter as a priority, the SHRC has ordered the police and civic authorities to submit their detailed explanation in the matt
  • SSR case: ED writes to NCB on drug angle, CBI questions actor's CA
    The Enforcement Directorate (ED) probing the money laundering charges into the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput has sought the help of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) to check the drug syndicate connection. A top ED source related to the probe said that the financial probe agency has written to NCB, seeking their guidance in the drug angle in the case. The source said that the agency wants to understand if there was some drug syndicate angle involved in the case of t
  • Sushant's friend Ganesh Hiwarkar, ex-manager Ankit Acharya seek protection
    Choreographer Ganesh Hiwarkar, a friend of Sushant Singh Rajput, and Ankit Acharya, ex-manager of the late actor, have allegedly been threatened for speaking to the media, and have sought protection. When IANS reached out to Ganesh on Tuesday, the choreographer informed: "Yes we have received threats. We just want to stay alert and cautious now. Till now we are safe. Ankit is staying with me now." Earlier on Tuesday, Ganesh had written on his unverified Twitter account:
  • CBI team at Sushant's Bandra flat to recreate crime scene
    The Special Investigation Team of the CBI probing the death of Sushant Singh Rajput on Saturday reached the Bandra flat of the actor, where he was found dead on June 14, along with the forensic team and his flatmate Siddharth Pithani and cook Neeraj and others. This was after another team of the CBI's SIT visited the Cooper hospital and Bandra Police station. Different teams of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) SIT are pursuing the probe from multiple angles, sources sai
  • Sushant case: CBI begins probe, questions actor's cook
    New Delhi, August 21 (PTI): After the Supreme Court nod, the Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday started its probe into the Sushant Singh Rajput death case in the city as it collected relevant documents and reports from the Mumbai police, officials said. A special investigation team of the CBI, consisting of officers, other personnel and also forensic experts, landed in Mumbai on Thursday evening to take over probe into the high-profile case which has received much media atten
  • Let SSR probe not go the Dabholkar way: Pawar
    Mumbai, August 20 (IANS): In a potent remark, Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar on Thursday expressed hope that the Sushant Singh Rajput case should not go like the Narendra Dabholkar murder of 2013 which remains unsolved by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Paying tributes to the late anti-superstition activist Dabholkar on his 7th death anniversary, the NCP supremo also said that the Maha Vikas Aghadi government led by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will
  • After SC verdict, Sushant's father clarifies legal position
    Soon after the Supreme Court paved the way for a court-monitored CBI probe into the mysterious death of Sushant Singh Rajput, his father on Wednesday clarified that only he is the "legal heir" of the deceased actor. In a statement to the media, Krishna Kumar Singh, father of the late Bollywood actor, said, "It is hereby declared that I am the legal heir of late Shri Sushant Singh Rajput and in that capacity any arrangement that Sushant had during his lifetime for the
  • SC verdict on Rhea's plea to transfer case to Mumbai on Wednesday
    The Supreme Court will on Wednesday pronounce the verdict on a petition filed by actress Rhea Chakraborty seeking transfer of the case filed in connection with Sushant Singh Rajput's death from Patna to Mumbai. Justice Hrishikesh Roy will pronounce the verdict at 11 a.m. The transfer petition filed by Rhea has been opposed by the Bihar government and Sushant Singh's father K.K. Singh. The Bihar government in its submission to the apex court said, "It is apparent that
  • Screenshot of Mahesh Bhatt associate's FB post to Rhea goes viral
    Screenshot of a Facebook post written by Suhrita Das, an associate of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, has gone viral on social media. The Facebook post was written by Suhrita on June 14, 11.08 am, even before the world was officially aware that Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput was dead. The Facebook post was addressed to Sushant's girlfriend and actress Rhea Chakraborty. Suhrita reportedly deleted the post and locked her Facebook profile soon after people started talking about it.
  • Over 1 million joined Sushant's prayer meet: Sister
    Shweta Singh Kirti, sister of Sushant Singh Rajput, has revealed that more than a million people joined the global prayer meet for the late star, and called the moment a spiritual revolution. Shweta took to Twitter and Instagram to thank the late actor's fans and well-wishers around the globe for joining the prayer meet for her brother, and shared a collage of pictures of those who attended. "?More than a million joining from all over the world to pray for Sushant. It
  • Sushant 'murder' Waterloo, Watergate for B'wood, Mumbai Police, Maha govt: Swamy
    BJP Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy on Sunday tweeted terming the death of late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput murder. Swami took to his verified Twitter to take a dig at Bollywood, Mumbai Police and the Maharashtra government when he made the comment. "Sushant Singh Rajput's murder is Waterloo and Watergate for Bollywood, Mumbai Police and Maharashtra government. Fasten your seat belts as we are about to take off and bombard and won't give up till either guilty