Sushant Death Case: A Timeline Of The Twists & Turns
Mumbai: It’s exactly a year to the day that Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput died allegedly due to suicide at his apartment in Mumbai.
Here’s tracking the timeline of the events in the case since that fateful day.
June 14, 2020: Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead at his Bandra apartment. A domestic help informed police and a preliminary set of investigations followed. Condolences started pouring in as the news of the actor’s death shocked the nation amidst the pandemic.
June 15, 2020: Sushant’s last rites are performed at Pawan Hans crematorium in Mumbai. The actor’s brother-in-law, OP Singh, demands a probe into the incident as he suspects foul play.
June 24, 2020: Sushant’s post-mortem report is released, stating that “no struggle marks or external injuries” were found on the actor’s body.
July 29, 2020: Sushant’s father lodges an FIR at Patna’s Rajiv Nagar police station accusing six people of abetment to suicide. On the same day, Rhea Chakraborty moves the Supreme Court demanding the transfer of investigation to Mumbai. Bihar Police later arrives in Mumbai and a play of jurisdiction follows between the police of two states.
July 30, 2020: Enforcement Directorate seeks the details of Sushant’s death case from Mumbai police.
August 4, 2020: The Bihar government recommends a CBI probe in the case.
August 5, 2020: The Central government accepts the recommendation for a CBI enquiry.
August 6, 2020: CBI names Rhea, her father Indrajit Chakraborty, mother Sandhya Chakraborty, brother Showik Chkaraborty, Sushant’s house manager Samuel Miranda, Shruti Modi and some unnamed others in its FIR. They were charged under various IPC sections including abetment to suicide, criminal conspiracy, wrongful restraint/confinement, theft and criminal breach of trust.
August 19, 2020: The Supreme Court orders CBI enquiry into the case. The agency formally takes over the investigation.
August 26, 2020: Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) registers a case against Rhea on the basis of an ED request. Drug angle in Sushant death case starts getting probed.
August 28, 2020: Rhea appears before CBI. The agency interrogates the actress for over seven hours.
September 4, 2020: NCB arrests Rhea’s brother Showik and Sushant’s house manager Samuel Miranda. Following this, a Mumbai court sends them to judicial custody till September 9, 2020.
September 8, 2020: NCB arrests Rhea after three days of questioning.
October 5, 2020: AIIMS Medical Board submits its report to CBI in the actor’s death case, ruling out murder and categorically stating that the actor died by suicide.
October 8, 2020: Rhea walks out of Byculla jail on bail after four weeks on a bail.
February 2, 2021: Narcotics Control Bureau says that it is yet to file the charge sheet into the case.
February 15, 2021: Bombay High Court quashes the case filed by Rhea against Sushant’s sister Meetu Singh, in which the actress had alleged that Meetu had procured fake prescriptions to help her brother fight anxiety issues.
May 28 2021: Sushant’s flatmate Sidharth Pithani gets arrested by NCB in the drug case related to the actor’s death. The CBI is yet to file its charge sheet in the late actor’s death case.