Guwahati: Several Bollywood celebrities have followed suit a day after Sushant Singh Rajput's sister, Shweta Singh Kirti, stressed on the necessity of a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the death of the popular actor.
Actors Varun Dhawan, Sooraj Pancholi, and Parineeti Chopra were among those who took to their social media, supporting the call for a CBI inquiry into Sushant's death. The actor died by suicide on June 14.
Shweta, who shared a video message posted on social media on Thursday, said, "Hello, everyone. I am Sushant Singh Rajput's sister, Shweta Singh Kirti. I request everyone to stand together and demand for CBI inquiry for Sushant. We deserve to know the truth. We deserve justice for Sushant. Otherwise, we will never find closure. We won't be able to live a peaceful life. Tahe dil se aap sab se request hai ki ekjut ho kar CBI inquiry ki maang karein kyunki humein sach jaan ne ka haq hai (I sincerely request everyone to stand united and demand a CBI inquiry because we have a right to know the truth). Thank you."
Actor Ankita Lokhande, Sushant's former girlfriend, also shared a similar message on her social media. "The nation wants to know what happened with Sushant Singh Rajput. Justice for Sushant. CBI for SSR," she said, holding a placard.
Actor Kriti Sanon had also posted about the necessity of a CBI takeover of the case. She had written, "I pray that the Truth comes out SOON, His family, his friends, fans and all loved ones deserve this closure... I hope and pray that the CBI takes over the case so it's investigated without any political agendas, in the TRUE sense, to provide justice to the family!! Its high time his soul rests in peace! #CBIforSSR #SushantSinghRaiput."
Sushant's sister, Shweta, also took to Twitter to share a call to observe a global 24-hour prayer observation on August 15 for Sushant. She has requested people to join in at 10 am for the spiritual observation. Sharing another post for the prayer call, Shweta has asked people worldwide to pray together for the truth to prevail.
Post a pic of yours with folded hands and join the campaign #GlobalPrayers4SSR at 10 am(IST) on 15th August. Let's Pray together for truth to shine forth and for God to guide us. #justiceforSushanthSinghRajput #Warriors4SSR #CBIForSSR #GodIsWithUs @itsSSR https://t.co/jezbh6g4Me pic.twitter.com/L44qVaXT5q— shweta singh kirti (@shwetasinghkirt) August 14, 2020
Sushant's family has accused his girlfriend, Rhea Chakraborty, of abetment to suicide and claimed that she entered into a relationship with him to further her career. She has also been accused of misappropriating Rs 15 crore from his bank account in the last year.
Sushant's father, KK Singh, filed an FIR against Rhea and her family members in Patna under various sections of the Indian Penal Code. The central government allowed for the case to be transferred to CBI after a tussle between the Patna and Mumbai police over jurisdiction issues.Also Read: Sushant Singh Rajput fans troll Actress Deepika Padukone