SSR case: CBI, AIIMS medical board to meet on Tuesday
The AIIMS medical board will hold a meeting with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is probing the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, on Tuesday to discuss the findings of the probe done by the agency and the CFSL teams that went to Mumbai and then decide on the next course of action, sources have said on Monday.
According to the CBI sources, the forensic team of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) will meet the agency’s Special Investigation Team (SIT) team members at its headquarters in south Delhi’s Lodhi road area.
The source said: “After studying the report of the CFSL and the CBI’s SIT, the AIIMS medical board will share its final conclusion on whether there was any foul play in the death of the late actor. The agency will also share its findings with the AIIMS forensic team and then decide on the next course of action.”
After taking over the case of Sushant’s death on August 6, the CBI team had roped in the AIIMS forensic team for its assistance in studying the autopsy report prepared by the Cooper Hospital, the crime scene recreation and to guide the federal agency if there was any foul play in his death.
The AIIMS forensic team headed by Dr Sudhir Gupta formed a medical board and the team also visited the Bandra flat of Sushant and recreated the crime scene.
The AIIMS team was also assisted by Sushant’s sister Mitu Singh, late actor’s flatmate Siddharth Pithani and personal staff Dipesh Sawant, Neeraj Singh and Keshav Bachne.
Earlier, the AIIMS sources had said the forensic team was in the process of perusal of the case after a due medical board meeting and subsequent meeting with the CBI.
The AIIMS source said: “A medical board opinion will be given to the CBI, which will be totally ‘conclusive’ without any confusion or doubts. The CFSL findings and the CBI investigation findings have to be studied before giving a final medical opinion.”
The CBI team had gone to Mumbai along with the forensic team on August 20, a day after the Supreme Court gave its nod to the CBI probe into the death of the late actor. The team has stayed in Mumbai for almost a month.
The CBI team during its stay in Mumbai recorded the statements of Sushant’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik, father Indrajit, his house manager Samuel Miranda, flatmate Siddharth Pithani, former celebrity manager Shruti Modi, talent manager Jaya Saha, personal staff Neeraj Singh, Keshav Bachne, Dipesh Sawant and several others.
The CBI team also recorded the statement of Sushant’s sister Mitu Singh in Mumbai, his father KK Singh and elder sister Rani Singh in Delhi.
The CBI’s SIT also visited Sushant Singh’s flat and the Cooper Hospital several times. His autopsy was done in the Cooper Hospital.
The team also visited the Waterstone resort, where Sushant stayed for many months.
Besides the CBI, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) are also probing the death of Sushant.
The NCB has arrested Rhea, Showik, Miranda, Sawant and several others in the drug-related case.