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Home / Bollywood / CBI warns neighbour who spoke about Sushant-Rhea June 13 meeting, Rhea Chakraborty’s lawyer calls it ‘a baseless rumour by a fan’

CBI warns neighbour who spoke about Sushant-Rhea June 13 meeting, Rhea Chakraborty’s lawyer calls it ‘a baseless rumour by a fan’

Central Bureau of Investigation has reportedly warned Rhea Chakraborty’s neighbour who had claimed that an eyewitness had seen late Sushant Singh Rajput drop off Rhea at her apartment complex in Mumbai on June 13, a day before his death.

bollywood Updated: Oct 12, 2020, 09:24 IST
HT Entertainment Desk
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Rhea Chakraborty was arrested in September and granted bail in October in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case.
Rhea Chakraborty was arrested in September and granted bail in October in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case.

Actor Rhea Chakraborty’s neighbour had claimed few days back that an eyewitness had seen late Sushant Singh Rajput drop off Rhea at latter’s apartment complex in Mumbai. Now, post an interrogation with Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), she has been warned by the central agency from lying.

A TV report had quoted the neighbour who said that she had been told by an eyewitness that Sushant had dropped Rhea at her flat on June 13, day before his death.

Quoting the neighbour, the report had said: “The person told me this in June itself before any of this had gone to CBI or even before Rhea had said anything. The person had said, ‘Oh! he passed away, I had just seen him drop her off on 13th evening.’ Nothing was known at that time that what else will come up. I have not seen anything and yes, I am Rhea’s neighbour.”

As per a new report in India Today, the CBI has now warned the neighbour, named Dimple Thawani, from lying. In her interrogation on Sunday while Dimple stuck to her claim that not she, but someone else had seen Sushant drop Rhea, she refused to reveal who this person was. She also refused to speak about the time and place where the incident happened.

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Rhea’s lawyer Satish Maneshinde called the entire meeting episode as ‘baseless rumour’. Releasing a statement, which said that Rhea would take legal action against those who tried to defame her, he was quoted in Mumbai Mirror as saying: “One such a person was Dimple Thawani, a neighbour of RC who claims she is an SSR fan and believes she is his soulmate due to a past life connection. She claims that someone told her that SSR dropped RC home on the 13th. It’s a baseless rumour by a fan who is part of the media circus and wants to share the limelight with others who claim to know SSR.”

Sushant died in his Mumbai flat on June 14. Rhea was arrested by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in September for procuring banned drugs for him. After nearly a month in Byculla jail, she was released on bail on October 7.

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