Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday announced a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe into the death case of Disha Salian, the manager of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
SIT enquiry will be done in #DishaSalian case.— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) December 22, 2022
No CBI enquiry is done in this matter.
दिशा सालियान मृत्यू प्रकरणी SIT स्थापन करून चौकशी करण्यात येईल !
या प्रकरणाची सीबीआय चौकशी झालेली नाही. कोणताही राजकीय आकस न बाळगता ही चौकशी करण्यात येईल.
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Bhartiya Janta Party MLAs demanded an investigation into the case in the Maharashtra Assembly.
BJP MLA Nitesh Rane and Shiv Sena (Eknath Shinde faction) MLA Bharat Gogavale raised the issue of Salian’s death in the Assembly and demanded an inquiry on the alleged role of Aaditya Thackeray, who was then a state minister.
Rane said, “the Mumbai police are investigating the case. However, evidence is suspected to be tampered with during the earlier government’s tenure. Hence, we demand re-opening of this case.” Rane also added, “Let the truth about the case come out, it’s still with Mumbai Police and not yet investigated by CBI. I will request the chief minister to hand over the case to CBI. The final postmortem report is yet to come and pages of the entire book are yet to be found hence Narco test of Aaditya Thackeray must be conducted. It is A for Aaditya and A for Aaftab…” The Eknath Shinde faction of Shiv Sena MP Rahul Shewale raised the issue in Lok Sabha and called that in Sushant Singh’s case, many calls were received in the name of AU. “Who is this “AU its Aaditya or Uddhav” Shewale asked.
Meanwhile, Shiv Sena’s (Uddhav faction) MLA Bhaskar Jadhav targeted Union and State Home Minister for delayed investigation for political benefits.
He mentioned that the State Ex-Intelligence Chief Rashmi Shukla was given clean cheat on a fast track in a phone-tapping case of Maha Vikas Aghadi leaders during BJP’s rule.
Leader of Opposition Ajit Pawar on Thursday criticised the ruling party for stalling the proceedings and diverting from the real issues. Pawar said, “It is surprising that ruling parties are creating a stir on non-issues. They should be ashamed of themselves for doing such nautanki.” “Today the ruling party has created a stir in the house for the third time. The Disha Salian case was taken by CBI and it came to notice that it was suicide and everything was cleared on it. But the ruling party is again raising this issue, we wanted to raise other important issues. I want to know that do they don’t trust CBI. This is against democracy and we condemn this act of the ruling party as it is nothing but a drama going on,” said Pawar.
Disha Salian died on June 8, 2020 and on June 14 that year the body of Sushant Singh Rajput was found hanging from the ceiling of his Bandra residence in Mumbai.