Sushant Singh Rajput’s sister, Shweta Singh Kirti, took to Twitter on August 13, to post a video appeal seeking an “unbiased” CBI probe into her brother’s death. The 43-second video, released ahead of the Supreme Court hearing of actor Rhea Chakraborty’s plea for transfer of the FIR against her from Patna to Mumbai, shows Kirti asking for “justice for Sushant.”
She posted the video to her social media handles, writing, “We stand together as a nation for CBI Enquiry! Demanding an unbiased investigation is our right and we expect nothing but the truth to come out. #CBIForSSR #Warriors4SSR”
We stand together as a nation for CBI Enquiry! Demanding an unbiased investigation is our right and we expect nothing but the truth to come out. 🙏 #CBIForSSR #Warriors4SSR #justiceforSushanthSinghRajput @PMOIndia @narendramodi @AmitShah pic.twitter.com/5WgkaUQybJ
— Shweta Singh Kirti (@shwetasinghkirt) August 13, 2020
Shweta Singh Kirti Demands An “Unbiased Investigation”
With folded hands, Kirti in the video says, “I request everyone to stand together and demand a CBI inquiry for Sushant. We deserve to know the truth. We deserve justice for Sushant, otherwise we will never find closure.”
Towards the end, she can be seen holding up a placard with similar messages written across it, along with the Twitter hashtag trend “CBI for SSR.”
Earlier, even Ankita Lokhande, Rajput’s co-star from TV show Pavitra Rishta and his reported long-time girlfriend, put out a similar video appeal with a placard, saying, “The nation wants to know what happened with Sushant Singh Rajput. Justice for Sushant, CBI for SSR.”
CBI Probe Initiated After Bihar And Maharashtra Govts Collide
Following Rajput’s death on June 14, the Mumbai police had initiated an inquiry into the case. Meanwhile, Rajput’s father, KK Singh had filed an FIR against Chakraborty who was his son’s alleged girlfriend, for “abetment to suicide” and reported money laundering of Rs 15 crore from his bank account. In this tussle between state governments, the Centre backed Bihar CM Nitish Kumar’s request of handing over the case to CBI.
Chakraborty, who has made an appeal to the SC to transfer the case to Mumbai, her city of residence, was recently inquired by CBI’s Enforcement Directorate (ED) to look into the charges levied against her and her family. Her submission to the Court reportedly mentions that the Bihar Police’s FIR was “completely illegal” and the state did not have jurisdiction to send the case to the CBI.
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