Actor Rhea Chakraborty on Monday, urged the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to take action against her neighbour for providing misleading information about her during the probe into late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death.
In her letter to Nupur Prasad, one of the leading members in investigating team, Chakraborty accused her neighbour Dimple Thawani of falsely telling a news channel that Rajput had dropped Chakraborty at her residence in Mumbai’s Santacruz a day before his death.
On Sunday, when the CBI interrogated Thawani, she claimed that someone else had seen Rajput and Chakraborty together. Asked to identify the person, she claimed not to know the person.
Chakraborty’s lawyer Satish Maneshinde said in a statement that they would be sending CBI a list of names of those who made false allegations to the media.
“I had said that once Rhea Chakraborty is out on bail, we will start going after people who defamed and tried to destroy her life and morale for a two-minute glory on electronic media carrying fake news…,” he wrote.
“We will forward a list of people to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) who made fake and false claims on TV and electronic media, including carrying mobile recording and fake stories on SSR case with particular reference to Rhea Chakraborty. We will request CBI to initiate legal proceedings against them for misleading the investigation,” the statement read.
Last week, the Bombay High Court granted bail to Chakraborty, who was arrested on September 8 by the Narcotics Control Bureau for her alleged involvement in supplying drugs to Rajput. However, her brother Showik Chakraborty was not granted the same.