A large number of fake social media profiles that have allegedly been trolling Mumbai Police and its chief in connection with the Sushant Singh Rajput case are being investigated, an officer said today.
A case has also been filed against some of these profiles for reportedly using morphed images of Mumbai Police Commissioner Parambir Singh's official Twitter handle, according to Rashmi Karandikar, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Cyber Cell).
Mumbai Police has come under severe scrutiny over the past few months following the death of Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput, 34, on June 14 in the city. While the police called it a case of suicide, questions and theories have been raised by the actor's family members, fans, and others on social media.
In August, the Supreme Court endorsed a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation into the actor's death. Last week, an AIIMS medical board to review Sushant Singh Rajput's viscera samples and other forensic evidence, said in its findings to the CBI that it was death by suicide, not murder.
"We faced flak and abuses on social media...The entire report was sent to the Supreme Court...I challenge...Does anyone know the contents of the report? The criticism was as part of a campaign," the Mumbai police chief told NDTV in an exclusive interview today. "Fake news was being dished out...What was the design behind it? We will get to the bottom of this," Mr Singh said.