Sushant case Rhea Chakraborty `under watch' of Bihar police

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    Mumbai, Aug 1 (PTI) An official of Bihar police said
here on Tuesday that actress Rhea Chakraborty, against whom an
abetment to suicide case has been registered in connection
with Sushant Singh Rajput's death, was under their watch.
    The Bihar police also recorded the statement of film
director Rumi Jaffrey in the case here during the day, said an
    The four-member Bihar police team arrived in Mumbai on
Wednesday to probe the abetment to suicide case registered
against Chakraborty and others in Patna.
    On Saturday the team visited the Bandra police station
in connection with the investigation.
    When asked whether Chakraborty would be interrogated,
an official of the Bihar police said, "It is not required as
of now. But she is under our watch."
    Another member of the visiting team said they have
sent a notice to Chakraborty under relevant sections of the
Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), asking her to cooperate
with the police in the probe.
    He also said that the Mumbai police was cooperating
with them in the investigation of the case.
    The team also recorded the statement of film director
Rumi Jaffrey.
    Jaffrey, who was reportedly going to cast Sushant
Singh Rajput and Rhea Chakraborty together, was quizzed for
around four hours, said an official.
    They would be recording the statements of four-five
more persons from the film industry, he said.
    Krishna Kumar Singh (74), Rajput's father, lodged a
complaint against Chakraborty and six others including her
family members in Patna on Tuesday.
    The case was registered under various IPC sections
including 341 (wrongful restraint), 342 (wrongful
confinement), 380 (theft in dwelling house), 406 (criminal
breach of trust), 420 (cheating) and 306 (abetment of
    Singh accused Chakraborty, a budding TV and film
actor, of having befriended his son in May 2019 with the
intention of furthering her own career and exploiting him.
    Rajput was found hanging in his suburban Bandra
apartment on June 14.
    A Mumbai police official said earlier in the day that
the visiting team had recorded the statements of six persons
as part of the probe.
    "Till now, the police team from Bihar has met the late
actor's friends, colleagues and relatives. They have recorded
the statements of six persons- Rajput's sister, who stays in
Versova, former girlfriend Ankita Lokhande, a cook, his
friends and colleagues," the official said. PTI DC NP

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