Shiv Sena parliamentarian Sanjay Raut slammed the Centre for handing over the demise case of actor Sushant Singh Rajput to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), and claimed that the transfer is a “conspiracy towards Maharashtra” and an assault on the state’s autonomy.
The choice is taken for political good points, as part of the strain ways to save lots of any person, as a result of the Mumbai Police accessed some “sensational info” associated to the case, the senior get together chief claimed.
Raut, who’s the manager editor of get together mouthpiece Saamana, wrote in his weekly column Rokhthok, that the Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP) politicised the case by linking a state minister with it.
Stating on the “misuse of the central businesses” such because the CBI, the Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament stated that the Centre’s intervention within the case is an “insult” to the Mumbai Police.
He added that although the CBI is a central company, it has been confirmed again and again that it isn’t impartial and neutral.
“Many state governments banned the CBI. Individuals in West Bengal took to the streets towards the company when it tried to intervene within the Saradha chit fund case,” the Shiv Sena chief acknowledged in his column.
Raut claimed that when Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi and Union house minister Amit Shah had been additionally against the switch of the Godhra riots probe to the CBI once they had been the chief minister and the Gujarat house minister, respectively.
“Even PM Narendra Modi and residential minister Amit Shah had been of the identical opinion concerning the CBI once they had been energetic in Gujarat politics. They opposed the switch of Godhra riots and the next killings [in Gujarat in 2002]. What’s mistaken if the [state] expresses the identical apprehension over the switch of the Sushant Singh Rajput demise case to the central company,” he questioned.
Raut additionally accused the BJP of defaming the state authorities, headed by Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, with the assistance of a piece of media.
“A piece of media has assist from the Opposition get together, which needs to destabilise the federal government. One channel has been utilizing derogatory and threatening language for chief minister Uddhav Thackeray. This has anguished many individuals, together with Nationalist Congress Get together (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar,” he stated.
He additionally criticised the media for being “insensitive” over the Disha Salian demise case.
Salian was Rajput’s supervisor and reportedly died of suicide six days earlier than the latter’s demise and a piece of the media has tried to attract hyperlinks within the two deaths.
“The Opposition has been linking state minister Aaditya Thackeray with the case solely as a result of he shares cordial relations with a number of the Bollywood actors. Extra disturbing is the Opposition’s stand as they’ve stood agency in assist of the Bihar Police. The Opposition and a few information channels have been insensitive and inhuman about Disha Salian and her members of the family, who’ve been going by super trauma,” Raut stated.
Raut stated that Aaditya Thackeray shares cordial relations with actor Dino Morea who had hosted a celebration at his residence earlier than Rajput’s demise, however linking it with the case was mistaken.
He additionally raised questions over the delay within the investigation by the Mumbai Police and stated that it must be probed if the case was used to “terrorise” Bollywood.
“Sensing the high-profile character of the case, they [the police] ought to have ensured briefing of the case to the media on daily basis. By inviting Bollywood stars to document statements, the police gave room to gossips,” the column learn.
Afterward Sunday, Raut advised reporters that the state has “info” which will probably be revealed at an “acceptable time.”
“It seems that the screenplay of the whole Sushant episode was pre-determined. We now have agency info that to save lots of any person from being uncovered within the case and to place strain on the police, the conspiracy is being hatched. We’ll reveal the knowledge at an acceptable time,” he stated.
“The Thackeray authorities is attempting to save lots of one individual and it’s sinking within the quicksand of lies, on daily basis. I solely wish to say that if they don’t respect the Supreme Courtroom order [to hand over the probe to CBI], then it isn’t going to take time to droop the whole state authorities,’’ stated BJP MLA and chief Atul Bhatkhalkar.
Bhatkhalkar had despatched a letter to chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday asking him to droop the 2 cops investigating the case. He additionally demanded that the town police chief Param Bir Singh be despatched on necessary go away for negligence within the case. The BJP has been persistently demanding a CBI probe within the Rajput case.