Sushant Singh Rajput's friend and former staff to go on hunger strike over 'delay' in CBI probe

A friend and former staff member of late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, have decided to go on a hunger strike from October 2, Gandhi Jayanti, over the “delays” in the probe carried out by the Central Bureau of Investigation.

According to a report on Republic TV, the late actor’s friend Ganesh Hiwarkar and former staff Ankit Acharya, have decided to take a stand and go on a symbolic hunger strike to demand speedy justice. “We want an update from CBI and don’t want the case to be diverted in any other direction,” the two men said in a video.

While stating that they are glad that the Narcotics Control Bureau and Enforcement Directorate are doing their job, the two men cited that there hasn’t been any updates from the CBI for the past weeks.

This comes shortly after Vikas Singh, the lawyer representing the family, expressed his displeasure over the ‘speed’ at which the CBI was carrying out its investigation.

Singh claimed that the family was distressed over the new course the investigation has taken and alleged that the NCB was “diverting attention” from the real case.

In a press conference on Friday, Singh said, “The family feels that the probe is being taken in a different direction. All attention is being diverted towards the drugs case.”

During his interaction with the media, Singh reiterated that an AIIMS doctor told him that Sushant’s death was by “strangulation” and not by “suicide”. When informed by members of the media that Dr Sudhir Gupta of the AIIMS panel, dismissed making any such claim, Singh said, “It is for them to take a call and bring it to the public domain. It is only when it is in the public domain that the family will be in a position to take some legal repose. Right now, we are helpless. We don’t know which direction this case is going.”

The Supreme Court had ordered a CBI probe into the death of the actor on August 19.