Rajput's family also expressed unhappiness with the pace of the investigation into his purported suicide.
CBI probe into Sushant Singh Rajput’s death veering off track, say family, lawyer
Mumbai - 26 Sep 2020 13:56 IST
The case of Sushant Singh Rajput’s unnatural death was handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) after the Centre on 5 August accepted the Bihar government’s recommendation for a CBI investigation.
But Rajput’s family and their lawyer Vikas Singh are dissatisfied with the manner in which the investigation has proceeded so far. They believe it is going off track after the CBI brought the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) into the picture.
The NCB got involved when an alleged narcotic drugs angle cropped up in the case. Since then, Rajput’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik Chakraborty and a few others have been arrested.
“The family feels the probe is being taken in a different direction," Vikas Singh said in a statement to the Asian News International (ANI) agency. "All attention is being diverted towards the drugs case. An AIIMS doctor told me that Sushant’s death was by strangulation.”
The family feels that the probe is being taken in a different direction. All attention is being diverted towards the drugs case. AIIMS doctor told me that Sushant's death was by strangulation: Vikas Singh, lawyer of the father of #SushantSinghRajput pic.twitter.com/hz7zGItJax— ANI (@ANI) September 25, 2020
What has further irked the family and their lawyer is that the CBI has not given any press briefing on the case so far. “Today, we are helpless as we don’t know which direction the case is going in," Vikas Singh said. "Till today, the CBI has not done a press briefing on what they have found. I’m not happy with the speed at which the case is going.”
Today, we are helpless as we don't know which direction the case is going in. Till today, CBI has not done a press briefing on what they have found out. I'm not happy with the speed at which the case is going: Vikas Singh, lawyer of the father of Sushant Singh Rajput https://t.co/qyBzzdDFbh— ANI (@ANI) September 25, 2020
Rajput was found hanging in his apartment in Bandra, Mumbai, on 14 June.