Sushant Singh Rajput case probe Day 4: CBI likely to question Rhea Chakraborty, Siddharth today
On Day 4 of the CBI investigation in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case, the officials are likely to question Rhea Chakraborty today. According to sources, the actress can be summoned by the CBI investigators to record her statement. Sushant's friend Siddharth Pithani and cook Neeraj will be questioned again on Day 4. Earlier, on Tuesday, the officials questioned Neeraj, Siddharth Pithani, and Sushant's other employee Deepesh Sawant.
While sources say that Rhea can be called for questioning, it is still not sure if her family members, including brother Showik Chakraborty, father Indrajit Chakraborty, and mother Sandhya Chakraborty, will also be summoned.
On August 23, Neeraj, Deepesh Sawant, and Siddharth Pithani were called to DRDO's guest house in Mumbai, where the CBI team is staying, to record their statements. They were then taken to Sushant's Bandra flat, where he was found dead, to recreate the incident.
A day earlier, on August 22, the CBI officials recorded statements of at least four more people apart from Sushant Singh Rajput’s cook Neeraj and manager Samuel Miranda. The CBI team, consisting of four senior IPS officers, reached Mumbai on August 20.
Sushant Singh Rajput was found hanging at his flat in Mumbai's Bandra. Mumbai Police, which was investigating the case earlier declared it a suicide. However, Sushant Singh Rajput's father KK Singh, filed a complaint at Patna's Rajiv Nagar Police Station and an FIR was filed against Rhea Chakraborty and her family members. In his complaint, Singh alleged that Rhea and her family siphoned off Rs 15 crore from Sushant's bank account. A case of abetment to suicide has also been filed against Rhea Chakraborty.
After talking to Sushant's father KK Singh, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar recommended a CBI inquiry into the case. On August 5, the Centre told SC that they have accepted the Bihar government’s recommendation to transfer the case to CBI. The SC verdict came out on August 19, and the CBI was given full control of the investigation.