MUMBAI: Actor Rhea Chakraborty, in reply to quashing of a petition filed by late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s sisters, said the actor died “merely five days after” one of his sisters procured a “fabricated prescription’’ that unlawfully prescribed psychotropic substances. She said their actions ought to be investigated. She said such an investigation was “imperative” to check if Rajput took the medicines “which may have contributed to his death or further deteriorated his mental health”.
Denying an attempt to tarnish their reputation, she said she had been hounded by the actor’s family and TV channels. She claimed she was receiving death and rape threats daily.
The sisters have sought quashing of an FIR filed against them by Bandra police based on Chakraborty’s complaint alleging forgery and procurement of a fake medical prescription for Rajput.
In a 30-page reply to the petition filed by Rajput’s sisters, Priyanka and Meetu Singh, submitted through her advocate Satish Maneshinde, the actor’s former girlfriend sought dismissal of the plea and “vehemently denied allegations of acting hand in glove with Mumbai police or any other agency”. She said it was “preposterous” to suggest she had filed the complaint to avoid arrest by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB).
She said the actions of Priyanka and Dr Tarun Kumar, in prescribing psychotropic substances without consultation or examination, violated provisions of Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, and Telemedicine Practice Guidelines, 2020. “The prescription prepared by them in connivance with each other is a fabricated and false document given that the same reflects Sushant as an OPD patient when on the date and time at which the said prescription was sent, Sushant was in Mumbai and not in New Delhi,” said her reply. She also said it was surprising that Dr Kumar, a cardiologist, had prescribed psychotropic substances to a person he did not know and had never met.
“There is nothing to indicate there was any teleconference between Sushant and the accused doctor.”
Chakraborty also called for a probe into the “actions of the petitioners, Dr Kumar and other known and unknown persons who conspired to prescribe Sushant such controlled substances.”
She said in her complaint, she has made a “strong prima facie case against the sisters’’. She opposed their quashing petition since investigations are in a “nascent stage”.
The HC asked the Centre and state governments to reply and posted the matter for November 4.