Mumbai : The Rajya Sabha member and vocal Shiv Sena leader, Sanjay Raut again defended Aaditya Thackeray and blamed the media for taking up his name in connection with Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case.
Earlier, Raut made several controversial statements on the issue. This had led to Sushant Singh Rajput’s cousin Neeraj Kumar Bablu to send a legal Raut. Sushant’s kin has asked Sanjay Raut apologise within 48 hours or face legal action. Sanjay Raut recently made some unwanted remarks against Sushant’s father, which is why Sushant’s family has now sent a legal notice to him. On Tuesday, Bihar’s Director-General of Police Gupteshwar Pandey alleged that Sanjay Raut had used “unparliamentary language” for Chief Minister Nitish Kumar as well. He said that Raut spoke baseless things about the father of late Sushant Singh Rajput and himself without being aware of facts.
Interacting with media persons on Thursday Raut categorically denied any role played by Aaditya Thackeray in the actor’s death. He said that Aaditya’s name has not come up in the investigation done so far by the Mumbai Police to determine the exact cause of popular Bollywood actor’s death.
The Sena leader alleged that it was the national media that is unnecessarily dragging Aditya into the case. Though the Shiv Sena leader didn’t take any name, he said the Opposition still cannot digest the fact that the Sena-led government is in power in the state. “Aaditya Thackeray’s name has not come up anywhere but it is only the media which is taking his name again and again,” the Sena Rajya Sabha member, who is also the executive editor of Saamana, the mouthpiece of Sena, said.
He said that the Mumbai police are investigating the case very effectively and the truth will come to fore soon. Aaditya, the son of the chief minister Uddhav Thackeray even clarified that he was nowhere related to actor Sushant Singh Rajput death case and that he and his family are being targeted for no reason.
On the other hand, the Bihar Police on Thursday filed a written submission in the Supreme Court on actress Rhea Chakraborty’s plea seeking to transfer an FIR lodged against her in Patna to Mumbai in connection with Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. In its written reply, the Bihar Police told the Apex Court that Vinay Tiwari, Superintendent of Police (SP), who reached Mumbai on August 2 with advance intimation to Mumbai Police, was virtually “detained” in the name of “quarantine”. The Bihar police also alleged that the 4-member SIT of Bihar Police officers, which reached Mumbai on July 27, was not allowed to discharge its duty for the conduct of the investigation.
They even said that Bihar Police has the jurisdiction to probe the Sushant Singh Rajput case. The Bihar Police stated that it is mandatory for the police officer to register the FIR and proceed with the investigation. However, it was not done by the Mumbai police with the Sushant case.