Rhea Chakraborty urges CBI to act against neighbour claiming actress met Sushant Singh Rajput on 13 June

'Dimple Thawani made false and bogus allegations against me,' Rhea Chakraborty said in her letter addressed to CBI official Nupur Sharma

Press Trust of India October 13, 2020 08:34:19 IST
Rhea Chakraborty urges CBI to act against neighbour claiming actress met Sushant Singh Rajput on 13 June

Actress Rhea Chakraborty, accused of abetting the suicide of her actor boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput, on Monday, urged the CBI to take action against her neighbour for giving "false" statements to the media to mislead the investigation in the case.

In a letter addressed to Nupur Sharma, heading the CBI's special team, Chakraborty said her neighbour Dimple Thawani had falsely claimed that Rajput had dropped her (Chakraborty) to her house in suburban Mumbai in his car on 13 June, a day before he was found hanging at his residence in Bandra.

"Dimple Thawani made false and bogus allegations against me knowing them to be false and misled the investigation. The allegation was that Sushant Singh Rajput had dropped me to my house in his car on 13 June, which is false," Chakraborty said in the letter issued through her lawyer Satish Maneshinde.

Thawani did not respond when contacted.

"I say that such conduct makes out a prima facie case punishable under sections 203 (giving false information about an alleged offence) and 211 (false charge of offence) of the Indian Penal Code which is punishable with seven years imprisonment," the letter said.

Chakraborty and her family members had been booked by Bihar Police for allegedly driving Rajput to suicide before the case was transferred to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

She was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in September in connection with a drugs case arising out of the investigation into Rajput death case.

Chakraborty was granted bail by the Bombay High Court last week.

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