Kangana Ranaut, who has contributed to the collective pressure the nation put on the authorities to investigate the death of Sushant Singh Rajput properly, has questioned a small-time starlet Rhea Chakraborty’s ability to afford a big lawyer to defend her in the case. Kangana was reacting to the Supreme Court verdict asking CBI to probe the Rajput’s death.
During an interview with a channel, Kangana questioned how Rhea was able to hire such a big lawyer within a day. The Queen actress said if Rhea believed she was innocent, why she would get a criminal lawyer to fight the case. Kangana mentioned the amount the senior advocate is known to charge as his professional fee.
Kangana congratulates all who put pressure for justice
In another interview, Kangana welcomed the Supreme Court’s verdict for a CBI probe into Sushant Singh Rajput’s untimely death.
She said, “Congratulations to all those who have actively fought for Sushant. The fight is not to give our own verdict, to point finger at someone and say that this person is responsible but this has been very unusual from the beginning and people were smelling conspiracy.”
Lawyer Vikas Singh questions Rhea too
After the Supreme Court ruled in favour of a CBI probe into Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, his family’s lawyer Vikas Singh has accused Rhea Chakraborty of showing a ‘double face’. The senior advocate claimed that her lawyer never made any mention of the CBI in the entire hearing and argued that the case should be investigated by the Mumbai Police. He said that she was ‘face-saving’ after the SC verdict.
In an interview, Vikas Singh said, “Rhea Chakraborty has shown her double face at every given point in this case. Her lawyer not even once mentioned in the entire hearing that he would want this case transferred to CBI. He argued till the end that we want Mumbai Police only to investigate the case but now that she’s lost, she’s doing face-saving. She just keeps proving that all the allegations against her are true.”
He was reacting to a statement by Rhea’s lawyer, Satish Maneshinde, that said she will cooperate with the CBI. “Since the court has transferred the investigation to CBI invoking its powers under Article 142 of the Constitution of India, she will appear and face the investigation by the CBI as she has done earlier with the Mumbai Police and the Enforcement Directorate. Rhea maintains that the truth will remain the same whichever agency investigates the case,” he said.
Sushant was found dead at his apartment in Mumbai on 14 June. Mumbai Police began investigating the case and said that it was a case of suicide. On 25 July, Sushant’s father KK Singh filed an FIR against Rhea and others in Patna, alleging abetment to suicide and misappropriation of funds, among other things.
Patna Police began a separate investigation into Sushant’s death, causing a turf war with the Mumbai Police. Rhea filed a petition in the SC requesting a transfer of the case from Patna to Mumbai. Meanwhile, the Centre gave its nod to a CBI probe, on the recommendation of the Bihar government.
On 19 August, the SC ordered a CBI probe into Sushant’s death, saying that a ‘fair, competent and impartial investigation is the need of the hour’. The court, in its verdict, said that it would be a ‘measure of justice’ for Sushant’s father, who lost his only son. “For the petitioner too, it will be the desired justice as she herself called for a CBI investigation. The dissemination of the real facts through unbiased investigation would certainly result in justice for the innocents, who might be the target of vilification campaign,” it added.