SSR case: PM Modi acknowledges Swamy's letter seeking CBI inquiry
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has acknowledged a letter from Member of Parliament and BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, wherein he had sought a CBI (Crime Bureau of Investigation) inquiry into the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput. In his letter, Swamy had alleged foul play in the actor's death, and questioned the ongoing probe by Mumbai Police. Here are more details.
In his letter, dated July 15, Swamy had claimed that some Bollywood bigwigs with alleged links to the underworld have been trying to frame Sushant's death as a case of suicide. He had added that a thorough probe by the CBI, the country's top investigating agency, is the only way to restore public confidence in the matter.
In response, PM Modi has written a letter of acknowledgement to Swamy. In his letter, dated July 20, PM Modi wrote, "I have received your letter of July 15, 2020 (sic)."
Dr Subramanian @Swamy39 had written letter dr 15th July 2020 to @narendramodi @PMOIndia on the mysterious death of Actor Sushant Singh Rajput asked for CBI investigation, Now Namo by letter dt 20th July has acknowledged the letter pic.twitter.com/1updoiWQFq— Jagdish Shetty (@jagdishshetty) July 25, 2020
In a tweet posted today, Swamy made an appeal, asking those who want a CBI probe into the matter to write to the Members of Parliament of their respective constituencies in this regard. "All those who want CBI inquiry into the circumstances of SSR's unnatural death should ask their constituency MPs to write, like me, to PM asking for a CBI inquiry," he tweeted.
Notably, countless fans, fellow celebrities and politicians, including Shekhar Suman, Rhea Chakraborty, and Roopa Ganguly have also been demanding a CBI probe into Sushant's death. However, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh recently said that there is no need for a CBI inquiry into the actor's death, claiming that Mumbai Police is competent enough to handle the case.
Sushant, aged 34, was found dead at his apartment in Mumbai on June 14. The police said he died by suicide. He had been battling depression for the past few months. As part of the ongoing investigation, the Mumbai Police has so far recorded statements of 40 people. They have now summoned Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut for interrogation.
In case you need help or know someone who does, you can reach out to AASRA for suicide prevention counseling. Their number is 022 2754 6669 (24 hours). You can also contact the Hyderabad-based Roshni NGO at +914066202000 or COOJ at +918322252525. Sneha India Foundation, which works 24X7, can be contacted at +914424640050. Vandrevala Foundation has trained counselors, and their number is 18602662345.