Former Miss India actress Tanushree Dutta feels that Mumbai police's investigation in actor Sushant Singh Rajput's suicide case cannot be trusted. The actress, in an Instagram live session, recalled her own experience with the cops when she filed an FIR against veteran actor Nana Patekar, during the MeeToo movement.
In the video, Tanushree said, "Mumbai Police cannot be trusted with doing a fair and impartial investigation...They are usually too quick to dismiss such cases and close matters and are usually hand in glove with culprits themselves and politicians from the start. All this show about calling people to record their statement is just a show to appease public sentiment because the matter is hot right now."
"In my case too, they pretended to care and investigate for months. I wasted so much time and energy doing an FIR, submitting a wealth of evidence and witness testimonies, video footage, circumstantial evidence, secondary evidence etc and follow up regularly. Yet in their final report, they refused to even take into account all that evidence, didn’t follow up with key witnesses who were threatened into silence by Nana’s lawyers, supporters, and withdrew from coming forward. I got saved because I went away," she added.
Rajput, aged 34, was found hanging from the ceiling of his apartment in suburban Bandra in Mumbai on June 14 and since then the Mumbai police has been probing the case keeping in mind various angles. A four-member probe team of Bihar police arrived in Mumbai after Rajput’s father, K K Singh lodged an FIR at Patna. It contained allegations of severe criminal offences such as abetment of suicide and criminal breach of trust under the IPC.
On Friday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said he deplored attempts to question the efficiency of the Mumbai police in handling the probe into the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
He said the state police were capable of probing the case, an assertion which comes in the backdrop of growing clamour for a CBI probe in the actor's death here in June.