Shekhar Suman On The Deadlock In Sushant Singh Rajput’s Death Investigation
Do you feel Sushant’s case has been waylaid and deflected?
Yes, waylaid deflected diverted and hijacked. We pushed for a CBI inquiry in Sushant’s death trying to find out whether it was homicide or suicide. From there the narrative digressed into several subplots about money-laundering, fund transfer, embezzlement, child trafficking, rave parties, double murder, etc. Eventually now the probe has gone into drugs which has nothing to do with Sushant’s death.
Do you also feel that Sushant’s death was politicized?
Oh yes, absolutely. Several people moved into the probe with their personal agendas. Then we had television channels trying to boost TRPs by screaming about Sushant. It just went off the track. The real issue has been left way behind.
Sushant’s family’s lawyer claims he was told Sushant was strangulated. Isn’t that jumping the gun?
Yes we have to wait for the CBI’s reports. We all can’t come to our own conclusions.
Sushant’s lawyer feels the CBI is taking too much time with the investigation?
The CBI has a daunting task and way too much and too many expectations. The CBI guys are not Batman Superman or Spiderman.
Do you think Sushant’s family has been completely honest about his death?
Time alone will tell whether they have been honest or not.I hope they have been.
Do you think the Hindi film industry is a den of drugs?
No the film industry is not a drug den, or any kind of den. But yes, there is a cartel and a nexus that exist and which indulge in all kinds of nefarious activities. Drugs are prevalent everywhere in any profession in all walks of life.An industry is not separate from the society for which it exists.