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Sushant Singh Rajput Death: Director Mahesh Bhatt’s statement recorded, Karan Johar to be quizzed

By: The Press Reporter News Service | Mumbai |

Revealed: July 28, 2020 1:49:59 am


Sushant Singh Rajput. (File)

The Mumbai Police on Monday recorded the assertion of movie director Mahesh Bhatt as a part of its investigation into the dying of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The police is ready to file the assertion of movie producer and director Karan Johar this weekend.

A senior police officer stated Bhatt was questioned about his affiliation with Rajput. “Bhatt informed us that he had met Rajput solely twice, the primary time in August 2018, after which he had additionally praised Rajput in a Twitter submit, and the second time in January this yr,” the officer added.

In line with police, Bhatt stated he didn’t focus on movies or casting the actor in any of his movies throughout both assembly. “On the first assembly, they spoke a few e-book Bhatt claimed to have been writing at the moment,” stated the officer, including that on the second assembly at Rajput’s residence, his girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty was additionally current.

Reacting to allegations made by folks on social media that he solid solely established stars in his movies, Bhatt informed police that his movie manufacturing home, Vishesh Movies, labored solely with newcomers. “We known as Bhatt to corroborate sure information which have come to mild throughout the course of the investigation and to clear doubts in folks’s minds about our investigations,” the officer stated.

Police will file Johar’s assertion this weekend in connection to the movie Drive that Rajput had made along with his manufacturing home, Dharma Productions, the officer added. Earlier than Johar, nonetheless, the police is ready to query Dharma Productions CEO Apoorva Mehta on Tuesday in reference to the settlement signed with Rajput for Drive. The movie, which additionally starred Jacqueline Fernandez, was launched on Netflix final yr.

The police acquired a report on Rajput’s viscera from Kalina Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) final week. “The FSL has knowledgeable us that there aren’t any indicators of poisoning within the viscera. On the premise of our probe to this point, there is no such thing as a proof of foul play,” the officer stated. Parth Pawar, the son of state Finance Minister Ajit Pawar, met state Residence Minister Anil Deshmukh on Monday, with a request to think about transferring the probe to CBI. Claiming to have acquired emails, messages, and cellphone calls from kids in a number of states, Pawar wrote to Deshmukh: “…the youth of this nation calls for a logical and truthful closure of this case, in order that justice is delivered to Sushant.” Including that he has full religion within the equity of Mumbai Police, Pawar stated: “…the aim of justice may be higher served by referring the stated inquiry to CBI.”

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