Actor Shekhar Suman on Tuesday claimed that there was “more than what meets the eye” in the suicide of rising Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput, and made a strong pitch for a CBI inquiry into the case.Suman, who recently launched a campaign ‘Justice For Sushant Forum’, was addressing a press conference at the residence of RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, a day after he met Rajput’s bereaved father at his residence here.
He, however, refused to take a name when asked if he suspected anyone of giving a short shrift to the young actor, saying “it would be wrong to do so unless I was armed with evidence. And this is precisely the reason I am pressing the demand for a CBI inquiry”.Suman clarified that he was not insisting that the deceased actor’s death was “not a case of suicide” but added that even if the 34-year-old had taken his own life, “those guilty of abetment must be identified and brought to justice”.
Suman, who had contested the 2009 Lok Sabha polls from Patna Sahib on a Congress ticket, lamented that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar did not agree to meet him when he sought an appointment to garner his support in the matter.Tejashwi Yadav, on his part, claimed that he was supporting the cause “not in the capacity of an opposition leader but as a young citizen of Bihar. I started off as a cricketer and I am aware that people from our state are discriminated against in all fields”.
He said that during his visit to Rajput’s residence last week he met his “cousin Neeraj Bablu, a BJP MLA, and asked him to press for a CBI inquiry with the assurance that we would support it wholeheartedly, our political differences notwithstanding”.Kyu akhir badle gaye sim card te oh vi ik month ch panjah eh hun hoea vada khulasa.He also reiterated the demand that the upcoming film city project at Rajgir, in the chief minister’s home district of Nalanda, be named after the deceased actor.