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Sushant Singh Rajput case: Bihar police record statements of six people so far

PTI, ANI
Filed on August 1, 2020
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(AFP)

The actor's former girlfriend and his sister are among those whose statements have been recorded.

A Bihar police team, which is in Mumbai to investigate an "abetment to suicide" case related to the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, has so far recorded the statements of six persons, an official said on Saturday.

The four-member Bihar police team arrived in Mumbai last Wednesday to probe the abetment to suicide case registered against actress Rhea Chakraborty, and others in Patna by Sushant's father K.K. Singh.

"Till now, the police team from Bihar has met the late actor's friends, colleagues and relatives. They have recorded the statements of six persons- Rajput's sister, who stays in Versova, former girlfriend Ankita Lokhande, a cook, his friends and colleagues," the official said.

The police team is also likely to question the members of Rajput's staff, he said, adding that some of them had been changed.

"They also gathered information about Rajput's various bank accounts and also visited the banks to look into the financial transactions," he said.

The police team also revealed they had no plans to interrogate Rhea Chakraborty as of now and that the Mumbai Police were cooperating with them.

Inspector Manoranjan Bharti, Bihar Police on Saturday said, "The Mumbai Police is cooperating with us. They are helping (in the investigation)," he said.

On being asked if they would question actor Rhea Chakraborty, Inspector Kaisar Alam, Bihar Police, told reporters, "It is not needed right now. She is under our watch."

The visiting team had on Friday gone to the Crime Branch office to submit an application seeking assistance from the Mumbai police in probing the case.

As a large number of media persons gathered at the spot, the Andheri police personnel took the officers of the Bihar police into their vehicle for safety.

A video of the Bihar police team being taken into the vehicle surfaced on some social media sites and messaging apps with netizens criticising the city police over their behaviour.

When asked about it, the official said, "As it was the issue of the safety of the Bihar police personnel, the city police put them in a van and dropped them at a safe place.


 
 
 
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