SSR's household lawyer on Rhea, Siddharth & extra

Sushant Singh Rajput’s dying nonetheless stays a thriller. Varied theories had been being mentioned when all of a sudden Sushant’s father filed an FIR in Patna final week, making some severe allegations towards his son’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty.

ETimes had an Unique Interview with Vikas Singh, Sushant Singh’s father’s lawyer. Learn on…

Have you ever been related to Sushant Singh Rajput’s household for a while? Have you ever helped them in some instances prior to now?
I do not suppose this query is related. My affiliation with Sushant’s household has purely been an expert one.

Are you able to describe your first assembly with Sushant Singh’s father (concerning this case)? Did he stroll into your chamber or known as you?

Once more, this query shouldn’t be associated to the case. Let’s come to the purpose.

This morning, we learn that Rhea Chakraborty has appealed to the Supreme Court docket- one thing on the strains that Sushant’s pal Siddharth Pithani has mailed the Mumbai Police that he was pressurised to present statements towards her- Sushant’s members of the family had known as him, a senior IPS officer had known as him. Two calls had been made, one on July 22, the opposite on July 27. What have you ever to say on that?

It is extremely stunning. If this was written to solely the Mumbai Police, how did it attain Rhea? By now when this mail is coming in public mild, Rhea is already talked about as an accused now within the FIR, so there is not any query of the police sharing it with Rhea. If Pithani had despatched it to Rhea, his credibility is unsure. In that case, it was solely set as much as file it in Court docket.

Although this isn’t your query, I need to inform you this. This boy (Pithani) was residing with Sushant and he was the one who found the lifeless physique. So when he discovered the door locked, he didn’t open it till Sushant’s sister got here. He waited for one-and-half hours.

Extra importantly, until most likely July 25, he was speaking to the household and attempting to assist by telling them that Rhea Chakraborty has been instrumental in no matter occurred to Sushant. Abruptly, he has finished a volte-face. I do not know what occurred, however I hope the police resolve the matter quickly and discover out what function he (Pithani) performed on this case and whether or not he has any info that he hasn’t shared.

Pithani was offering info towards Rhea to Sushant’s household?

Sure. He was claiming to be a pal of Sushant. This factor is so doubtful.

Was he offering the data towards Rhea to Sushant’s household earlier than Sushant handed away, or after?

After Sushant handed away.

One other factor that has surfaced very these days is Sushant’s CA (Chartered Accountant) saying that there have been no main transactions from Sushant’s account to Rhea’s account…

That is statistical jargon. Let me clarify why. The CA is true in saying that there have been no main transactions (from Sushant’s account to Rhea’s account). He’s additionally proper in saying that Sushant’s account by no means had Rs 15 crore (at a given immediate).

However he isn’t Sushant’s CA anymore. The household has not engaged him. You can not symbolize in his capability somebody who isn’t any extra. He was introduced into Sushant’s life as CA by Rhea.

Now, Sushant’s account had an influx of Rs 17 crore and an outflow of Rs 15 crore within the one yr that Rhea was with Sushant. He’s not answering that. Small, small quantities got here out of the account over a time frame..

Sushant’s household did not find out about the truth that Sushant had modified his CA as a result of they knew he was wonderful to handle his monetary affairs and neither they had been taken with his cash.

Sushant was completely wonderful until 2019. He began having the psychological subject solely when Rhea got here into his life.

The Mumbai Police was derailing the investigation to find the reason for Sushant’s suicide; they weren’t questioning folks in his ecosystem- say the cook dinner/bodyguard. And, they known as Rhea 16 days after Sushant’s dying. Additionally, they didn’t ask her why she left him on June eight and why she took away Sushant’s medical data and blocked him. What has the Mumbai Police been doing? They’ve been calling folks from Bollywood simply because Kangana Ranaut says there’s discrimination in Bollywood. These folks (those that had been known as) did not kind Sushant’s ecosystem; sure, Sushant might have labored with these few administrators right here or there. However that is not the inquest, that is not the reason for suicide.

Why was the CCTV footage not frozen? Who all got here to Sushant’s home within the final 10-15 days? I’m now advised that the CCTV footage shouldn’t be out there.

Therefore, Sushant’s household thought it was essential to file an FIR. Earlier than that, they did examine on the account. The point out of the cash half within the account within the criticism is barely to point out Rhea’s motive for coming into Sushant’s life.

So, right here you are attempting to construct a case of abetment to suicide?

Completely. That is the precise cost put within the FIR.

Abetment of suicide shouldn’t be a solitary incident. It can’t be. It’s a mixture of things. In case you see sequentially, first she minimize off his entry to his father. She used to maintain his cellular. He was not even allowed to name via his bodyguard. Then, she declared him medically ailing and began taking him to docs. After that, she advised him that his home was haunted and began taking him to some resorts. Submit that she took him to psychiatrists and I consider began over-drugging him.

She was utilizing his bank card and spent his cash and bank card on her brother and father’s bills. At some stage, she realised that he wished to take a break and do natural farming in Coorg. She felt he was of no use to him after that. That’s when she took away his medical data and blocked him. That labored on his thoughts.

Then, his secretary Disha Salian was about to hitch him. And when Disha dedicated suicide, the media flashed her identify as Sushant’s supervisor. Disha was introduced in by Rhea. Sushant felt Rhea may implicate him in Disha’s dying. This made him actually anxious. One of many sisters who stays in Mumbai got here to stick with Sushant after that, however she needed to depart on June 12 as a result of she has a school-going daughter. If these individuals are to not be questioned, then what is the Mumbai Police been doing?

However Rhea has been questioned…

However nothing has are available public area on what facets she was questioned on. You understand the sort of leaks that occur. At this time additionally, in her video, she by no means talked about why she left him or whether or not she repents. Not like his different girlfriends, she did not even go to Patna. Her not going to Patna doesn’t set up the crime however simply exhibits her pursuits however I’m simply attempting to point out that she had solely egocentric pursuits in Sushant.

In case you learn up on despair, folks do have suicidal tendencies once they’re left alone. She has nonetheless not justified why she left him in such a state.

This sister who left him on July 12 was Meetu and the one who had fought with Rhea was Shweta…

Sure, that was the opposite sister (who fought with Rhea) however I’m not positive about her identify.

You could have additionally talked about that Sushant’s household had knowledgeable the Mumbai Police that Sushant was not in the proper firm. That I feel occurred on Feb 25…

You’re proper. There was a message by the household to the DCP of Bandra Police that Sushant shouldn’t be in good firm, take a look at him and be sure that nothing untoward ought to occur to him. A selected message going out, then the dying taking place and the police trying into everyone apart from folks round him- the household was disheartened, realised that Mumbai Police was derailing the case and filed a criticism.

So, you might be additionally saying that all the principle of the primary 40 days after Sushant’s death- channel debates and the police investigation as you might be saying, was occurring the nepotism angle?

Completely. I’m glad that you just requested this query.

Nepotism shouldn’t be a cognizable offence. Police investigation can solely begin solely on a cognizable offence or on an allegation of a cognizable offence. If you’re doing solely an inquest right into a dying, nepotism can’t are available. Inquest will probably be for people who find themselves within the ecosystem, for which the inquiry didn’t occur. Nepotism was not an inquest into Sushant’s dying. These folks weren’t round when Sushant died. They could not say how he died. They might have contributed to his psychological state. At finest, they are often stated to have additionally been an aggravating issue on why his despair occurred within the first place. Nepotism by itself can’t result in dying, it has to occur as a consequence of causes nearer to him that occurred to him across the dying, not what occurred to him a yr or two earlier. But when the Mumbai Police desires to do this inquiry that has nothing to do with Sushant, they don’t seem to be investigating a cognizable offence. It could profit the longer term children however they haven’t any proper to dwell on that facet. Maybe the Film Producers’ Associations or the State Govt can usher in a regulation that there is not any discrimination within the movie trade.

Is the police morally certain to share the whole lot with the media? The Mumbai Police might need been exploring different angles..

Are you giving them the good thing about doubt?

I’m not giving anybody any good thing about doubt. Let me clarify. A Bhansali or an Aditya Chopra will get recognized and subsequently splashed within the media, however does that imply that the Mumbai Police weren’t exploring the opposite angles to this case?

You’re proper that the police will not be purported to share all the data with the media. However sadly, the whole lot was being shared. This case can’t be with out the media glare. If they’d questioned the earlier cook dinner or the coach, it could have come out within the media. If one desires to know what’s taking place within the Sushant Singh Rajput’s home, you must go there and see and never sit in your workplace. Advantage of doubt can’t be given.

Going again to the Feb 25 criticism, are you additionally saying that the police didn’t go to Sushant’s home and look into the matter?

I actually haven’t any info on that. They may have gone for a spherical from the surface, I would not know. However no suggestions was given to us. However you might be proper, they might have gone there and finished a preliminary inquiry. However my level is completely different. If there is a criticism, after the dying you must put two and two collectively and never await 16 days earlier than calling Rhea.

Are you conscious, or did Sushant father inform you that Sushant was disturbed about something associated to his profession or anything earlier than Rhea entered his life?

No, there was nothing. Solely in 2002, he was shaken up utterly after his mom handed away.

After he entered Bollywood, he was giving hits after hits until 2019. There might need been one or two small incidents however I’m not very positive of that. In case you speak to a psychiatrist, one must be vulnerable in such instances. This was not displaying until Rhea got here into his life. What all began displaying and what had been the annoying components will all come from the police’s investigation.

Was Sushant present process any counselling earlier than Rhea got here into his life?


What’s the next move?

After the FIR is registered, the complainant takes a backseat. Then it’s within the palms of the police. If you’re asking about my wishlist, I feel the arrest ought to have occurred by now. In actual fact, it ought to have occurred on Saturday itself (July 25). However the Patna Police felt that they want to do their very own homework earlier than they take the large step. They may have felt that in the event that they go to Court docket with out homework, they may not be capable to justify the arrest and he or she may get bail. It is solely their name.

Did Sushant’s household inform you that when Rhea and Sushant went right into a relationship- whether or not they preferred her, what was their bond together with her?

No, she by no means interacted with anyone. In actual fact, she minimize off their entry.

Proper from the phrase ‘Go’?

Virtually from the phrase ‘Go’.

In that case, the daddy possibly ought to have simply walked into Sushant’s constructing to fulfill his son. And Sushant could not dial? I’m simply attempting to grasp how Rhea might be so intimidating..

If his mom would have been alive, most likely she would have finished that. I assume you might be proper, however for a father when the son is as previous as 34, it is like: Even when he does not wish to speak to me, why ought to I intrude in his life? Each time they spoke, Sushant spoke usually. I assume all of us realise the significance of fogeys once we develop into mother and father ourselves. Sushant had possibly not realised the significance of his father.

The earlier query was stemming from the truth that I believed you might need requested this to Sushant’s father…

You’re proper. However it all occurred over a time. Even when he (Sushant) was telling them that she was blackmailing him and leaking info within the press, no person wished to escalate the matter. Above all, no person had even dreamt that he would commit suicide. If they’d even had a dream, the sister (Meetu) would not have left him alone (on June 12)

In sisters’ or father’s phrases, what was Sushant’s frame of mind in his final days?

Meetu stayed with him after Rhea left him on June eight. He was extraordinarily disturbed. However while you put up a courageous entrance when counselled by your sister, then she would really feel that the brother is now trying higher. Additionally, when you’re on treatment and the treatment shouldn’t be going correctly as a result of the sister did not know what all was being given to him, one does not know the way it works inside.

And if Pithani has modified sides and now a whole lot of theories are going round that Sushant was murdered, but when the Patna Police does a very good job then mild can come on that. We do not wish to bounce to conclusions however all issues are attainable in Sushant’s dying.

Is the daddy now going to shift to Mumbai to pursue the case?

Why ought to he shift? The case will probably be fought in Patna. The Supreme Court docket is not going to look into the comfort of the accused and put the complainant at an inconvenience. The complainant is 72 years previous.