Actor Rhea Chakraborty has written to the Central Bureau of Investigation seeking action against late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's neighbor Dimple Thawani for allegedly giving a "false and misleading" statement that Rajput had dropped Chakraborty at her place on 13 June, which was a day before he was found dead.
Addressed to Superintendent of Police, Nupur Prasad, the letter states that Thawani made "patently false and bogus allegations against me knowing them to be false, to mislead the investigation in the above case". Calling the statement to be "utterly false", the letter contends that the statement attracts Sections 203 and 211 of the Indian Penal Code, and the offences are serious in nature, with one being punishable with imprisonment for a minimum of 7 years. Further, the allegations were made on Republic TV "without any basis". Chakraborty is an accused in the matter of abetment of suicide of Sushant Singh Rajput, which is being investigated by the CBI on the orders of the Supreme Court of India. On August 18, a Single Bench of Justice Hrishikesh Roy of the Supreme Court upheld the Bihar Government's order to transfer the probe into the death of Rajput to the CBI. Justice Roy held that the Bihar Police had jurisdiction to register an FIR with respect to the suicide at the complaint of the actor's father and held the transfer to CBI as valid. On October 3, a team of doctors from AIIMS, in its opinion to CBI, stated that Rajput was not murdered and it is a case of suicide, thereby dismissing theories that have been doing rounds since Rajput's death. The CBI is likely to continue its probe into the aspect of "abetment of suicide" in the meanwhile.
Rhea was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau(NCB) on September 4 on the allegation that she had facilitated the procurement of drugs for Sushant Singh Rajput and was under custody since then till October 5, when the Bombay High Court granted her bail.
A single bench of Justice Sarang V Kotwal of the High Court observed that there were no prima facie reasons to believe that Rhea was guilty of the offences under the NDPS Act as alleged by the NCB.
Mrs. Thawani made "patently false and bogus allegations against me knowing them to be false to mislead the investigation"..."initiate appropriate action" - Rhea writes to CBI.@Tweet2Rhea pic.twitter.com/6JZ7Rfvyqb— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) October 12, 2020
Mrs. Thawani made "patently false and bogus allegations against me knowing them to be false to mislead the investigation"..."initiate appropriate action" - Rhea writes to CBI.@Tweet2Rhea pic.twitter.com/6JZ7Rfvyqb