Arbaaz files defamation case on being dragged in Sushant's case
Actor-producer Arbaaz Khan has filed a defamation case against certain social media users for alleging his involvement in the recent deaths of actor Sushant Singh Rajput and his former manager Disha Salian. The alleged defamatory comments were made using online posts and videos by a number of users. Meanwhile, the court has granted an interim order. Here are more details on this.
On June 8, celebrity manager Disha Salian (28), who formerly managed Sushant Singh Rajput's work, died by alleged suicide in Mumbai. Barely a week after that, Sushant was found dead at his apartment in Bandra. The police said he died by suicide. Sushant's death case is currently being probed by three central agencies- the CBI, the Enforcement Directorate, and the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB).
On Monday, the Bombay Civil Court asked defendants Vibhor Anand and Sakshi Bhandari, and unknown defendants- John Doe/Ashok Kumar to withdraw or take down the defamatory content published by them. The content included all posts, messages, tweets, videos, interviews, communications and similar correspondence posted to Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other mediums, that is derogatory to Arbaaz or his family members.
Reportedly, the wrongful portrayal in these posts included saying that the 53-year-old actor had been arrested and taken into unofficial custody of the NCB, which is currently probing a high-profile drugs case related to Sushant's death.
Arbaaz, the brother of Bollywood superstar Salman Khan and son of veteran screenwriter Salim Khan, has acted in movies such as Daraar, Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya, Freaky Ali, and the Dabangg film series. As a producer, he has worked on the blockbuster Dabangg series, starring Salman, and the 2015 comedy movie Dolly Ki Doli.
Coming to Sushant's death case, the late actor's family has accused his girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty of mentally harassing him, illegally taking his money, and driving him to suicide. Rhea, who had been dating Sushant for a year before his death, was earlier this month arrested by the NCB for procuring drugs for him. Her bail plea is being heard by Bombay High Court.