Sooraj Pancholi says he's being defamed in Sushant Singh Rajput's death case, files police complaint
Sooraj Pancholi's mother Zarina Wahab had earlier denied rumours linking her son with Rajput's death.
Actor Sooraj Pancholi has submitted a complaint to Mumbai Police over him being linked to the case of death of fellow actor Sushant Singh Rajput, an official said on Tuesday.
In his complaint submitted at Versova police station on Monday, 10 August, Pancholi said he is being defamed on various social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, by being linked to Rajput's death, he said.
"We have received an application from Sooraj Pancholi and an enquiry is on," Versova police station's senior inspector Raghvendra Thakur said.
So far, no offence has been registered (in connection with Pancholi's complaint), the official said.
There were recently some social media messages, screenshots and derogatory content allegedly linking Pancholi to the death of Rajput and the latter's former manager Disha Salian.
Pancholi's mother Zarina Wahab earlier denied rumours linking her son with Rajput's death.
Rajput, 34, was found dead at his apartment in suburban Bandra on 14 June. Salian, 28, allegedly died by suicide in Malad on 8 June, according to police.
The Mumbai Police have so far recorded statements of more than 50 people, including Rajput's sisters, his friend and actress Rhea Chakraborty and some other film personalities in connection with his death.
Rajput's father KK Singh on 25 July lodged a complaint with Patna police against Chakraborty and her family members, accusing them of abetting the actor's suicide.
The CBI last week re-registered this FIR as a fresh case and named as accused the same people.
Singh also alleged financial irregularities in bank accounts of his son.
The Enforcement Directorate has questioned Chakraborty, Rajput's friend and roommate Siddharth Pithani, the late actor's business manager Shruti Modi and some other persons in connection with a money laundering case linked to his death.
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