Sushant Singh Case: Rhea files plea in SC against alleged media trial

New Delhi: Actor Rhea Chakraborty on Monday filed a fresh plea in the Supreme Court over the alleged “unfair media trial” against her in connection with the case related to the death of Sushant Singh Rajput.

Fresh plea in SC

Rhea, in her fresh petition before the Supreme Court, said that the issue has been blown out of proportion in the media and alleged that the news channels are examining and cross-examining all the witnesses in the case.

“The petitioner (Rhea Chakraborty) is already convicted by media even before a fowl-play in the death of Sushant Singh Rajput is established. Extreme trauma and infringement of privacy of the rights of petitioner is caused due to constant sensationalisation of this case,” the plea said.

It said that the media had also “convicted” the accused in 2G and Arushi Talwar case in a similar fashion and each and every accused was, later on, found innocent by the courts.

“The investigation into financial scams of thousands of crores by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) never sees the light of the day, and at drop of a hat, cases get registered even without there being a jurisdiction in the foundational case,” the plea said targeting the probe in the death case by the two probe agencies.

FIR

The CBI had last week registered an FIR against Rhea Chakraborty, Indrajit Chakraborty, Sandhya Chakraborty, Showik Chakraborty, Samuel Miranda, Shruti Modi, and others in the case. The ED has also registered a case in the matter.

The central government had earlier accepted Bihar government’s recommendation for a probe by the CBI in the matter.

The Supreme Court is slated to hear on Tuesday Rhea Chakraborty’s earlier plea seeking to transfer the probe in a case against her in connection with the death of Sushant Singh Rajput from Patna to Mumbai.

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Rhea shares screenshots of chats

Rhea has shared screenshots of the conversation she had with the actor Sushant, in which he expressed concerns about his sister Priyanka, calling her evil and manipulative.

In the chat shared by Rhea’s legal team with IANS, the actor says that he believed his sister was manipulating ‘Sid Bhai’, where he seems to be referring to either his sister’s husband Siddharth or his friend and roommate Siddharth Pithani.

Rhea shares screenshots of chats with Sushant Singh Rajput

Sushant also praises Rhea, her brother Showik and family in the chat.

“Your family is very epic. Showik is compassionate and you too who are mine, you are a sufficient cause for the inevitable change and respite globally. Behind these important changes. It will be a pleasure for me to be around you folks Cheers my friend for being a rockstar,” he wrote.

In the next message, Sushant said: “You please smile, you look great like that. I would try to sleep now. I wish I had a dream like Jamila. Would it be amazing? Bye.”

He then wrote about his sister, calling her “pure evil”. He says that she is manipulating ‘Sid bhai’.

Sushant wrote: “(“To Priyanka”), You do this, after the shameful act, making this a coverup to attract attention playing the victim card to the most non negotiable act of molestation under the influence of alcohol.”

Sushant in his message further wrote that his sister had gone against the teachings of their mother. He wrote, “If you’re blinded by your ego, God bless you because I’m not afraid and I will continue doing what I’ve done till now in bringing out the necessary changes in the world. Let God and nature decide what ‘act’ is right now.”

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The late actor addressed his next message to ‘Sid bhai’, and wrote: “She has hit you in front of my eyes and that was right and here after committing a crime where the girl (here my sister) has done what…”

It was previously reported that Rhea had accused Priyanka of molesting her after being too drunk, which created a barrier between the siblings. It seems Sushant is referring to the incident in the chats.

On Saturday, Rhea had revealed the only two things of her late boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput that she possesses.

Gratitude list

Rhea’s lawyer Satish Maneshinde shared a photo of a “gratitude list” written by Sushant on Rhea’s notebook, where he has mentioned that he is grateful for his life and the presence of Rhea’s family in his life.

She also shared a photo the late actor’s sipper with “Chhichhore” — the title of Sushant’s 2019 hit — written on it.

“The only property of Sushant that I possess. And this is his handwriting lillu is showik (her brother), bebu is me, sir is my dad, ma’am is my mom, fudge is his dog,” Rhea explained the names on the note.

The note is undated and it comes a day after the Enforcement Directorate questioned Rhea, her brother Showik, her chartered accountant Ritesh Shah and former manager Shruti Modi for over eight hours in connection with the money laundering probe, in the wake of Sushant’s death.

Sushant suicide

Sushant was found hanging at his residence in Bandra on June 14. Rhea has been accused of abetment to suicide and money laundering among other charges in an FIR filed by the late actor’s father KK Singh.

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