The Maharashtra government on Tuesday has filed a caveat in the Supreme Court with a plea to hear them first before a CBI probe is launched into the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Rajput.
The hearing for the same is scheduled for Wednesday, top sources informed Free Press Journal.
Rajput was found dead in his apartment on June 14. He was hanging from a fan. While the post-mortem report suggests suicide, there has been a major twist in the story after the Bihar police filed an FIR against his girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty.
The Mumbai Police and Bihar Police have been at loggerheads with one another over the case, with several senior politicians and even Rajput’s family members asking for a CBI probe into the actor’s death.
Earlier, Rajput's roommate Siddharth Pithani has been making headlines, ever since he wrote an e-mail to Mumbai Police about being 'pressured' by the late actor's kin. Now, in a recent interview, Pithani has spoken about how celebrity manager Disha Salian's death affected Rajput.
Siddharth Pithani, who had been living with the 'Kai Po Che' actor at his Bandra residence for over a year, told Zoom that Sushant was very upset after his name was associated with the alleged suicide of his former manager. He revealed that Salian only worked for the actor for a brief period and Rajput only met her 'once in his life'. He said that Sushant kept crying, the day he learned of Disha’s death.
"His sister was there to take of him that time. She fed him, gave him water. His sister came over the day Rhea left. The following day this incident happened, and that affected him so much. He fainted also. His sister and me were in the same room. We all saw how badly it affected him," he said in the interview.
For the unversed, twenty-eight-year-old celebrity manager Salian had allegedly jumped off the 12th floor of a Malad high-rise on June 8.
Pithani also recalled the time when Sushant Singh Rajput asked him to move in with him. The actor was allegedly 'heartbroken' in January and was planning to move away from the city. In the same interview, Siddharth Pithani said that he received a call from the 'Drive' actor in the first week of Janaury. Sushant allegedly told him: "Please come back, I think we can do something together. I don’t want to act anymore. We can start something in the field of virtual reality and other content. I am sure you are the right person for this. Leave your job, I will pay you the same salary."
"I have no one. We will go away from all this. We will go to Pavna... we can do farming and live on a budget," Rajput allegedly told Siddharth. Pithani also claims that when he met the actor at his residence, Rajput looked very heartbroken and was crying. Sushant told him, "I don’t have anyone right now," he claims.