After it was revealed that the AIIMS medical board on actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death has concluded that it was suicide and not murder in its report to the CBI, the Mumbai police said today what it had always known had been reaffirmed. "We always knew what the reality was," Mumbai police chief Parambir Singh told NDTV.
NDTV reported on Saturday that the AIIMS panel has told the CBI there is no evidence the 34-year-old movie star was murdered, which rules out theories of poisoning and strangling floated by his family and their lawyer.
Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead on June 14 in his Mumbai apartment. The Mumbai police, based on the autopsy, had been investigating it as a suicide. But allegations from Sushant Singh Rajput's family and speculation on social media and channels raised questions that became a part of a CBI investigation.
Sushant Singh Rajput's family lawyer Vikas Singh had accused the Mumbai police of ignoring vital clues that pointed at foul play and also of botching up the crime scene and the viscera report.
"We have always maintained that ours was a professional investigation. The post-mortem was conducted professionally. When the Supreme Court asked us to submit our report, we had. The court had found no fault when it received our confidential report," Parambir Singh said.
"We found out from news channels that it was a unanimous finding that it was suicide and not murder. Truth always prevails. It has an ugly way of coming out."
The Mumbai police chief added that there was "no question of relief" saying, "We worked with integrity and we were never stressed about our investigation."
Asked why no abetment of suicide case was pursued by the Mumbai police, Mr Singh replied that the investigation was handed over to the CBI before it could get to the stage. "We were investigating an accidental death report, which we stopped as soon as the CBI took over. We did not want our investigation to clash with that of another professional agency," said the Mumbai top cop.