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Sushant Singh Rajput case: CBI grills Rhea Chakraborty for over 10 hours; actress summoned again today


Rhea was also asked why she left Sushant on June 8, and why she ignored his messages and blocked his number.

Rhea, 28, who dated Rajput, 34, for a year, had left his home on June 8, six days before he was found dead at his Bandra residence on June 14.

She was queried about why she changed the staff at the residence of the late actor. She was also asked to answer how she got the pins of the debit cards and internet banking of Sushant.

The CBI team questioned Rhea about when she came to know about the death of Sushant; who gave her the information; whether she visited Sushant’s flat; and how she managed to see Sushant’s body when she visited Cooper Hospital.

Rhea Chakraborty arrived at the DRDO guesthouse, accompanied by her father Indrajit Chakraborty at around 10.20 am and was questioned till 8.30 pm.

Her statement was recorded by CBI’s Special Investigation Team (SIT) led by Superintendent of Police Nupur Prasad.

The questioning comes a day after Rhea gave interviews to multiple news channels.

In her TV interviews, she had declared: “I have nothing to fear… I will cooperate with all the agencies.”

This is the first time that actress Rhea Chakraborty has appeared before the probe agency for questioning in the ongoing probe into the death of Sushant Singh Rajput.

Besides Rhea, her brother Showik was also questioned separately. The agency will now study the statements of the brother-sister duo to check if there is some inconsistency in their versions.

On Thursday, the CBI had summoned Showik Chakraborty and grilled him for 14 hours until midnight.

Among other things, Showik was reportedly confronted with the statements of Sushant’s flatmate Siddharth Pithani, his house-help Dipesh Sawant and cook Neeraj Singh. Showik was a regular visitor to the Mont Blanc duplex flat in Bandra where Sushant and Rhea lived and had also accompanied them on some foreign trips.

As per Rhea’s latest revelations, all three were equal partners in a new business venture — Rhealityx Pvt. Ltd., considered a dream project of the late actor.

The questioning of Rhea Chakraborty by the CBI comes a day after Sushant’s father KK Singh made the sensational allegation that Rhea had administered poison to kill his son, and demanded her arrest.

The CBI initiated its probe into the case after the Supreme Court on August 19 directed the agency to take over the case. The Supreme Court, pronouncing its verdict, observed that the FIR registered at Patna was correct and added that Maharashtra refused the option to challenge the order. It added that the Bihar government was competent to request the CBI for a probe into the sensational case.

Following the recommendation of the Bihar government, the CBI had on August 6 registered a case against six persons, including Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik, her father Indrajit, her mother Sandhya, Sushant’s ex-manager Shruti Modi, his house manager Samuel Miranda and unknown others.

This came after the case was transferred from the Bihar Police who had registered the first FIR in the case on July 25 on a complaint by Sushant’s father.

KK Singh, Sushant’s 74-year-old father, had lodged an FIR with Rajiv Nagar police station in Patna last month, nearly 40 days after his son was found hanging from the ceiling at his Bandra residence. He had accused Rhea, her family and several others of abetment to suicide.

Sushant’s father also alleged that she illegally transferred Rs 15 crore from the actor’s Mumbai bank account and mentally harassed him.

Initially, the Mumbai Police which registered an accidental death report, had interrogated Rhea, followed by the Enforcement Directorate and now the CBI, with the Narcotics Control Bureau waiting in the queue to probe the drugs angle in the case.

The Narcotics Control Bureau has registered ‘Crime Number 15’ against Rhea Chakraborty and her associates including her brother Showik Chakraborty, SSR’s house manager Samuel Miranda, Rhea’s talent manager Jaya Saha and others. The anti-drug agency is inquiring into the allegations under sections in the law related to ‘possessing, purchasing and using cannabis’ and ‘abetment and criminal conspiracy to commit an offence’.

This came after the ED retrieved deleted WhatsApp chats of Rhea Chakraborty’s mobile phone that was seized for a money-laundering probe in the sensational case. Fifteen pages of deleted WhatsApp chats of Rhea are being investigated.

Meanwhile, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) is probing the alleged money laundering angle in the case and fraud charges against Rhea Chakraborty and her family.

According to reports, Rhea Chakraborty was asked 10 key questions on Friday, including her relationship with Sushant and what happened during her Europe tour with Rajput, among others.

 

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday questioned actress Rhea Chakraborty for over 10 hours at the DRDO-IAF guest house in in Mumbai’s Santacruz East area, in connection with its probe into the alleged suicide of Sushant Singh Rajput.

She has been summoned again today and will reportedly be asked to appear before the probe agency in the coming days as well.

According to reports, Rhea Chakraborty was asked 10 key questions on Friday, including her relationship with Sushant; what happened during her Europe tour with Sushant; when she took Sushant for treatment and also to a healer; and why she avoided calls from Sushant’s father when he asked for details of his son’s treatment.

 

 

 




Sushant’s sister leaks ‘chats’ of Rhea Chakraborty, brother, others talking ‘doobie’, ‘blueberry kush’


The WhatsApp chats from last year show actress Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik ordering someone to get doobie, which Google defines as cannabis cigarette.

 

Amidst the new drug angle that has emerged in Sushant Singh Rajput case, Shweta Singh Kirti, sister of the late actor, on Friday night shared screenshots of several WhatsApp chats from last year where actress Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik are seen ordering someone to get doobie, which Google defines as cannabis cigarette.

In another conversation, Samuel Miranda sends photographs of blueberry kush. In still another chat, Siddharth Pithani confirms whether Sushant has got the doobs.

Shweta took to her unverified Twitter account to share screenshots from a WhatsApp group named “NIFW”. The group members include names like Aayush SSR, Anandi SSR, Siddharth Pithani SSR, Rhea and others.

While most of the people involved in these chats can be identified by their names, identity of the mobile owner remains a mystery. It is also not clear how Shweta got hold of the WhatsApp chats.

In a screenshot from July 30 last year, Sushant’s girlfriend Rhea can be seen ordering someone: “Doobie required”.

To which, the owner of the phone from where screenshots have been taken, replies: “Getting.”

Reacting to Rhea’s text, Aayush SSR writes: “Rolling.”

Meanwhile, Siddharth Pithani SSR comments: “Miranda is here.”

The mobile owner replies: “Waterstones booking is cancelled for the day as required.”

After a few more conversations, Rhea follows up saying: “Do we have a doob?”

To which the mobile owner, replies: “Checking. Rolling and getting.”

Another screenshot shared by Shweta from a chat on August 27, 2019, has Samuel Miranda writing to the mobile owner: “AK47 aur blueberry kush. Check dis out” and shares photographs.

Questioning the conversations, Shweta captioned the screenshots: “What was going on? #ArrestCulpritsOfSSR”

In another tweet, Shweta shared four more screenshots. In one screenshot from July 21, 2019, the mobile owner writes to Aayush SSR: “Take doobies when you go.”

To this, Aayush SSR replies: “Always.”

In another screenshot involving a group titled “Team SSR” from August 5, 2019, Siddharth Pithani SSR writes: “SSR has the doobs right?”

To this, the mobile owner replies: “Yes.”

A screenshot from August 14 reveals Samuel Miranda ordering the mobile owner to call Ashok, saying he has just “1 dube remaining.”

Miranda also says that he has been following up with Ashok since two days, and has told him to get it today.

A screenshot from a WhatsApp chat on July 21, 2019, has Showik Chakraborty writing to the mobile owner: “reach soon guys. And also tell Aayush to get doobies.”

“What are we to conclude?? #ArrestCulpritsOfSSR,” Shweta captioned the screenshots.

Retweeting both the tweets by Shweta, Sushant’s ex-girlfriend Ankita Lokhande reacted: “What? Shocked!!”

In a separate tweet, Shweta accused Rhea of lying in front of the media. She shared a video clip of Rhea Chakraborty giving interview to a television news channel. Sharing the clip, Shweta wrote: “You are worried about how you will be paying 17,000 in EMI, please tell me how are you paying the most expensive lawyer of India you have hired?? #RheaTheLiar.”

The alleged WhatsApp chats emerge two days after Sushant’s father KK Singh released a video on Thursday in which he claimed that Rhea was giving poison to Sushant for a long time. “Rhea Chakraborty had been giving my son Sushant poison for a long time, she is his murderer. She and her associates must be arrested without delay and punished,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Narcotics Control Bureau has registered ‘Crime Number 15’ against Rhea Chakraborty and her associates including her brother Showik Chakraborty, SSR’s house manager Samuel Miranda, Rhea’s talent manager Jaya Saha and others. The anti-drug agency is inquiring into the allegations under sections in the law related to ‘possessing, purchasing and using cannabis’ and ‘abetment and criminal conspiracy to commit an offence’.

This came after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) retrieved deleted WhatsApp chats of Rhea Chakraborty’s mobile phone that was seized for a money-laundering probe in the sensational case. Fifteen pages of deleted WhatsApp chats of Rhea are being investigated.

The ED had then written to the Narcotics Control Bureau seeking their guidance in the drug angle in the case.

Earlier, some media channels had claimed that her chats showed a drug angle.

However, as soon as the news about Rhea’s alleged drug chat went viral, her lawyer issued a statement and mentioned that his client has never taken drugs and if need be, she is ready to take a blood test to prove it.

The CBI has taken over investigation into Sushant’s death and new conjectures involving alleged links between Bollywood, the cricket world, drugs and Dubai underworld have lately emerged in sections of the media, as factors behind the actor’s death.

The CBI took over the probe after the Supreme Court gave its nod for the federal probe agency to investigate on August 19.

 

 




India records highest single-day spike in the world; Covid tally crosses 33.8 lakh


India on Friday registered an unprecedented 77,266 fresh coronavirus infections in 24 hours. With this India’s tally mounted to 33,87,500 while the toll reached 61,529 with 1,057 more fatalities, said the Health Ministry.

So far the third worst-hit country, after the US and Brazil, India has been reporting the highest number of daily coronavirus cases in the world for the last three weeks.

No other country has reported such a continued surge since the virus surfaced in China’s Wuhan in December 2019. India’s journey to over 33 lakh cases took precisely six months and 28 days since the emergence of the first case in the country on January 30.

On July 17, the country had logged 10 lakh cases, which then doubled in 20 days on August 7, and added another 10 lakh on August 23.

It has now added almost 4 lakh cases in five days.

The silver lining is that recoveries are over three times more than the active cases. Recoveries have surged to 25,83,948 with 60,177 more people recuperating in the past 24 hours, taking the recovery rate to 76.28 per cent.

The actual caseload of the country is the active cases, which currently stands at 7,42,023. The fatality rate, which is the proportion of people who die from the disease among individuals diagnosed, has also dropped to 1.81 per cent.

So far the third worst-hit country, after the US and Brazil, India has been reporting the highest number of daily coronavirus cases in the world for the last three weeks.

 

 




‘My dear students, I feel for you’: Sonia Gandhi supports NEET, JEE postponement demands


She tweeted a video on Twitter asking the centre to ‘listen’ to students who have raised concerns over conducting the examinations amid the spread of the pandemic.

 

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday has supported the voice of students demanding the postponement of NEET and JEE examinations. She tweeted a video on Twitter asking the centre to “listen” to students who have raised concerns over conducting the examinations amid the spread of the pandemic.

“My dear students, I feel for you because you are now facing a very difficult situation. The issue of your exams, of when they should be held and where, is the most important issue not only for you but your family too,” she said.

“You are our future. We depend on you to build a better India. Therefore, if any decision has to be taken regarding your future, it is important that it is being taken with your concurrence. I hope the government listens to you, listens to your voices and act upon your wishes. This is my advice to the government. Thank you. Jai Hind,” she added.

“Students are our future, we depend on them to build a better India, therefore, if any decision has to be taken regarding their future it is important that it is taken with their concurrence,” the tweet captioned.

Last week, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had joined the voices of students in their demand to postpone the JEE and NEET examinations amid the spread of deadly coronavirus.

“Government of India must listen to the #StudentsKeMannKiBaat about NEET, JEE exams and arrive at an acceptable solution,” Rahul Gandhi said in a tweet.

“Today, lakhs of students are saying something to the government. Their concerns about the NEET, JEE examinations should be heard,” he added.

Earlier in the day, six non-BJP ruled states approached the Supreme Court seeking a review of its order permitting the centre to allow the commencement of JEE and NEET examinations.

On August 17, the Supreme Court had dismissed a petition seeking the postponement of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), scheduled to be held in September.

Refusing to defer the examinations, the top court had said, “The careers of students can’t be put in jeopardy”.

 



Congress MP from Tamil Nadu’s Kanyakumari H Vasanthakumar dies due to Covid-19; PM Modi condoles


The 70-year-old leader was admitted to the Apollo Hospital in Chennai on August 10 after testing positive for coronavirus.  

Another public figure, this time a Congress Member of Parliament from Tamil Nadu’s Kanyakumari, H Vasanthakumar died due to deadly coronavirus on Friday.

The 70-year-old leader was admitted to the Apollo Hospital in Chennai on August 10 after testing positive for coronavirus.

According to the doctors, the Congress leader was in critical condition after contracting severe pneumonia and had been placed on ventilator support.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also expressed grief on the death of the leader by saying, “Saddened by the demise of Lok Sabha MP Shri H. Vasanthakumar Ji. His strides in business and social service efforts were noteworthy. During my interactions with him, I always saw his passion towards Tamil Nadu’s progress. Condolences to his family and supporters. Om Shanti.”


H Vasanthakumar was an MLA prior to being elected to the Parliament. He was also elected as the working president of the state Congress committee.

Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala also condoled his death, saying, “Deeply saddened at the untimely demise of a born fighter, resolute Congressman, M.P & Working President of TNCC – Sh. H. Vasanthakumar.”

“All of us, along with lakhs of his supporters, will always miss him deeply. Heartfelt condolences to family & well-wishers. RIP,” he added.


Apart from his political affiliation, Vasanthakumar also owns a chain of consumer electronics and appliance stores and also an entertainment channel named Vasanth TV.





Former President Pranab Mukherjee's health deteriorated and went into deep coma


The Army Research and Referral Hospital issued a medical bulletin saying that former President Pranab Mukherjee is hospitalized for the last 17 days and is undergoing a serious condition after brain surgery.

 

New Delhi. The health of former President of the country Pranab Mukherjee is continuously deteriorating. According to doctors, Pranab Mukherjee has gone into a deep coma and is constantly on ventilator support. The Army Research and Referral Hospital issued a medical bulletin saying that the former president is hospitalized for the last 17 days and is undergoing a serious condition after brain surgery.

Army Research and Referral Hospital officials said that former President Pranab Mukherjee has got an infection in his lungs, which is being treated. The team of doctors told that the condition of Pranab Mukherjee's kidney is also not correct from Tuesday. Doctors said that his condition remains 'hemodynamically stable'. This means that Pranab Mukherjee's heart is working properly and blood circulation in the body is also normal.

 

Let me tell you that Pranab Mukherjee had received a complaint of lung infection last week, after which his condition became worse. A team of specialist doctors is constantly monitoring them. Please tell that former President Pranab Mukherjee was admitted to the hospital for a surgery on the afternoon of August 10. During the investigation, he was found to be corona positive, since then there is no improvement in his health.




UGC's decision upheld, SC said - no state without final exam, date can be postponed by state governments


SC judgement on UGC: The Supreme Court upheld the decision of the University Grants Commission while hearing different petitions related to postponement of final year exams.

 

New Delhi. The Supreme Court has upheld the decision of the UGC that the final year exams should be conducted by 30 September. The court said- 'States cannot pass the students without final year exams.' Several petitions, including Aditya Thackeray's youth army, demanded cancellation of examinations amid Corona virus crisis. In the petitions, citing the difficulties faced by the students, it was said that all educational institutions are closed due to virus crisis. It was demanded that the examination should be canceled.

The Supreme Court Court said that states should conduct examinations to pass students. It said that under the Disaster Management Act, examinations can be postponed in view of epidemics in the states and the UGC can be consulted to fix the date. The court said that the states which are not willing to take the final year exam by 30 September, they will have to inform the UGC. A bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan gave its verdict, which reserved its decision on the subject on 18 August.
What were the arguments of the UGC and the petitioners
Significantly, it was argued in the petitions against the final year examinations that students have completed five semesters and final year results can be declared on the basis of their cumulative grade CGPA. The University Grants Commission (UGC) ordered the examinations to be conducted by the end of September. The UGC had argued that the exam is being conducted to 'protect the academic future of the students' and a degree cannot be awarded without examinations. The UGC had told the apex court that the directive issued on July 6 in relation to conducting final year examinations by 30 September between universities and colleges in the Kovid-19 epidemic is not a decree, but granting state degrees without conducting examinations Can not decide. The UGC had told the court that this instruction is for the benefit of the students as universities have to start admissions for postgraduate courses and the state authorities cannot ignore the UGC guidelines.

Mamta demands to postpone exams, except last semester in Tamil Nadu, other exams canceled
Meanwhile, many state governments had appealed to the government and the UGC to postpone the examinations. West Bengal CM Mamta Banerjee had said, 'In our last video conference with respected Prime Minister Narendra Modi, I openly spoke on the guidelines of UGC for compulsorily conducting examinations in universities / colleges by the end of September. was. Due to these exams, there is a high probability of endangering the lives of students. Banerjee appealed to the government to assess the danger and postpone the examinations till the situation improves. At the same time, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K.K. Palaniswami said here on Wednesday that except for the last semester, other examinations of undergraduate and postgraduate courses have been canceled in view of the corona virus epidemic. He said that except for the final semester examinations, the students who paid the fee for the subjects related to other semesters and who are waiting for the exams will be exempted from giving the exam and they will be given marks.




Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain's allegation - Home Ministry is stopping from increasing the corona testing


Satyender Jain said that this is very unfortunate. Such a question does not arise, when the Chief Minister orders, then his approval should be taken from MHA.

Delhi. Health Minister Satyender Jain has made serious allegations against the Principal Secretary of Health. He issued a letter on Friday saying that the Principal Secretary Health of Delhi took his approval from MHA after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal ordered to increase the testing which is wrong. There was no need to take permission from the MHA to implement the CM's order, Satyendra Jain said that it clearly shows how an attempt was made to stop the order to increase testing.

Satyendra Jain said that this is very unfortunate. Such a question does not arise, when the Chief Minister has given the order, its approval should be taken from the MHA. This is not fair in any way. Overall, it seemed that testing in Delhi should not be increased. He said that the Chief Minister had a meeting 3 days ago in which he had talked about double testing.

Pressure applied from home ministry!

 


He alleged that the Home Ministry was pressurized the officer not to do this testing. Permission in writing from the Home Ministry was asked from us that if the test is to be increased or not, then how much to increase, if the testing is being increased inside Delhi, then they should not object to it. I am happy that after writing my letter yesterday, he cleared, now it is expected that the testing will be increased.
40 thousand tests should be done within a week

Jain said that till now, it has been our policy to deal with the situation of Corona in Delhi by testing as much as possible to identify and isolate patients. Under this policy, the Chief Minister has ordered that 20,000 tests should be done within 1 week by doubling the 20,000 tests being done daily in Delhi.




Hyderabad: Mosque becomes healthcare center, offers free treatment


Hyderabad: A mosque in the Old City of Hyderabad has been turned into healthcare center exclusively for women and children below 10 years. It will provide treatment to five lakh persons of 31 slums around Wadi-al-Mahmood in Rajendranagar Mandal. There are no charges for the service.

Treatment irrespective of religion
The treatment will be provided to women and children irrespective of religion. The facilities available at the center include nebulization, intravenous fluid replacement, wound dressing, etc. It will also provide a free lab facility.

Special focus will be given to pregnant women by providing nutrient diet and medicines.

Helping Hand Foundation
The center is being run by Helping Hand Foundation (HHF), in collaboration with SEED, US.

Giving the details of the center, managing trustee of HHF, Mujtaba Hasan Askari said that doctors and support staff at the clinic will be women.

SIYASAT .COM 




Jeetan Ram Manjhi arrives at CM House to meet Nitish Kumar, the deal between the two leaders is confirmed


Former Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi has recently left the Grand Alliance, after which there were speculations that he would return to the NDA again with the help of Nitish Kumar.

 

Patna. The big news of this time is coming from Patna, the capital of Bihar, where the deal has been confirmed with the entry of Jitan Ram Manjhi (Jitan Ram Manjhi) out of the Mahagathbandhan. According to the information, a conversation has been made between former Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi and Nitish Kumar about their entry into the NDA again. Now this matter is stuck only because of BJP. As soon as the BJP gets the green signal, the formalities of Manjhi's entry into NDA will be completed.

Manjhi asked for 15 seats

After this news on Thursday, Manjhi has also gone to meet Nitish at his residence, where talks are going on between the two leaders. According to information received from reliable sources, Nitish Kumar is ready to give 9 to 12 seats to the Hindustani Awam Morcha in the assembly elections, while Manjhi had demanded 15 seats for the Bihar assembly elections. Under this, Manjhi had demanded some seats for BJP's quota in Magadh region, on which he is also in talks with BJP leaders in the last round.

 


A formal announcement can be made on 31 August
According to the information, Jeetan Ram Manjhi has also demanded the presence of BJP leaders while joining the NDA and the decision may come soon, in such a situation that speculations are being made that Manjhi will join the NDA by August 31. Manjhi had recently separated himself due to lack of attention in the Grand Alliance. Let us tell you that Jitan Ram Manjhi is the only MLA from us, while his son Santosh Manjhi is the MLC of the party. All eyes are on the meeting of Nitish Kumar and Manjhi happening today.

Input- Saket Kumar News 18





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