- The panel was formed at the request of the CBI to study the autopsy and viscera reports
- The results of the AIIMS panel will be taken as expert opinion, sources said
- Doctors would be witnesses to the prosecution in the case, the sources said
The group from the prestigious All-India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi has presented findings on the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, sources told NDTV. The panel, chaired by Dr. Sudhir Gupta, was formed at the request of the Central Bureau of Investigation to study the autopsy and viscera reports.
“A detailed meeting held today during which the AIIMS medical team presented its conclusive findings to the CBI,” sources told NDTV. Sources also said that the AIIMS group’s conclusions were confirmed with the results of the CBI over the past 40 days.
The results of the AIIMS panel will be taken as expert opinion in this case and doctors would be witnesses to the indictment, sources said.
Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead in her Mumbai apartment on June 14. Although Mumbai police said it was a suicide case, it has been speculated that it could have been a murder.The CBI, which is investigating the case with Supreme Court clearance after several twists and turns in the case, said which covered all corners.
In a statement on Monday, the agency, which sought help from AIIMS doctors to see if any foul play was involved in the actor’s death, said it was conducting a “professional investigation” in which “all aspects are examined and no aspect has been excluded “.
Last week, Sushant Singh Rajput’s family lawyer Vikas Singh tweeted: “Frustration at the delay in which the CBI made the decision to convert aiding and abetting suicide into Murder of SSR. The doctor who is part of the AIIMS team had told me a long time ago that the photos sent by me indicated 200% that she died by strangulation and not suicide. “
He claimed that a doctor who was part of the AIIMS group had shared the results with him.
Following his claims, Dr Sudhir Gupta said the panel’s opinion will be “clear and conclusive based on evidence”. “No conclusive opinion could be made just by looking at the images,” said Dr. Gupta.
The attorney for Sushant Rajput’s fiancée, Rhea Chakraborty, had asked a different medical board to maintain impartiality in the investigation, saying that the disclosure of a “200% conclusion by an AIIMS physician in the team led by Dr. Gupta based on photographs is a trend danger “.
“To keep the investigation impartial and free from deductions, the CBI must set up a new medical council,” Satish Maneshinde said, arguing that the agencies are under pressure to achieve a “predetermined” outcome due to the upcoming elections in Bihar.
Rhea Chakraborty was accused by Patna-based Sushant Rajput’s family of mentally harassing him, exploiting him for money and playing a role in his death. She was arrested on 9 September by the Narcotics Control Bureau, which is investigating the drug issue in the case, and is in prison.
His bail request – previously rejected by a court of sittings – will be filed at the Bombay High Court on Tuesday. Calling her “an active member of a drug syndicate,” the Narcotics Control Bureau accused her of organizing drugs for Sushant Singh Rajput.