Ankita Lokhande says ‘truth wins’ as SC orders CBI probe into Sushant Singh Rajput’s death

Ankita Lokhande has welcomed the Supreme Court verdict of a CBI inquiry into Sushant Singh Rajput’s death.
Ankita Lokhande has been demanding justice for Sushant Singh Rajput.
Ankita Lokhande has been demanding justice for Sushant Singh Rajput.
Updated on Aug 19, 2020 11:48 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Entertainment Desk

Late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s former girlfriend, actor Ankita Lokhande, lauded the Supreme Court (SC) verdict on Wednesday. The apex court ordered a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into his death.

Ankita shared a picture of ‘Lady Justice’ and wrote on Twitter, “Justice is the truth in action. Truth wins .... #1ststeptossrjustice.” Sushant’s sisters, Shweta Singh Kirti and Meetu Singh, also welcomed the SC verdict.

 

“There we go!! Finally!! #CBIForSSR!! #CBITakesOver .. thanks all SSRians And Supporter,” Meetu wrote on Twitter, while Shweta tweeted, “Thank you God! You have answered our prayers!! But it is just the beginning... the first step towards the truth! Full faith on CBI!! #Victoryoffaith #GlobalPrayersForSSR #Wearefamily #CBITakesOver.”

 

 

Vikas Singh, the lawyer of Sushant’s father KK Singh, told ANI, “This is a victory for Sushant Singh Rajput’s family. SC ruled on all points in our favour. The court also clearly said that the FIR registered at Patna was correct. SC also said that any other FIR registered in connection with the Sushant Singh Rajput’s death will also be investigated by the CBI. We hope that we should get justice very soon. The family is very happy with the verdict.”

Sushant’s father had filed an abetment to suicide case in Patna against Rhea Chakraborty, who was his girlfriend at the time of his death. Rhea has also been accused of siphoning off crores of rupees from Sushant’s bank account and threatening to frame him in the death of his former manager, Disha Salian.

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Hours before the SC verdict, Ankita had written on Twitter, “Waiting....... #JusticeForSushant.” Last week, she shared a video on Instagram, in which she said, “The nation wants to know what happened with Sushant Singh Rajput. Justice for Sushant. CBI for SSR.” She is seen holding a placard with ‘Justice for Sushant #CBI for SSR’ written on it, in the video.

Sushant was found dead at his apartment in Mumbai on June 14. The Mumbai Police had ruled it as a suicide and began an investigation. The Patna Police began a separate investigation on the basis of Sushant’s father’s FIR. This led to a turf war between the two police forces.

Rhea filed a petition in the SC, seeking a transfer of the case from Patna to Mumbai. The apex court has now ruled that the investigation will be taken over by the CBI.

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