“A detailed meeting was held today, during which the panel of AIIMS doctors submitted its conclusive findings to the CBI,” NDTV reports quoting sources. The AIIMS panel’s findings will be taken as an expert’s opinion in the case and doctors will witness the prosecution, according to the sources.
The meeting was held between the forensic team of AIIMS, the CBI team, and the CFSL expert today. Four doctors from AIIMS arrived at the CBI headquarters around 11 am and the meeting lasted for about two hours. However, it is not yet clear what happened at the meeting.
Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead in his Mumbai flat on June 14. Mumbai police had described it as a suicide case, but there were speculations that he might be killed. The CBI, which is investigating the death case with the approval of the Indian Supreme Court, said it is covering all angles.
In a statement today, the agency, CBI (which sought help from AIIMS doctors to see if there was any foul play involved in the Bollywood actor’s death) said the panel was conducting a “professional investigation”. “All aspects are being looked at the case and no aspect has been dismissed,” it said.
Sushant Singh Rajput’s family lawyer Vikas Singh on Friday tweeted, “Disappointed with the delay in taking a decision by the CBI to turn SSR’s suicide into a murder. The doctor, who was part of the AIIMS team, told me a long time ago that 200% of the pictures I sent indicate that it is death by strangulation and not suicide.” He had even claimed that a doctor in the AIIMS panel had shared the findings with him.
However, Dr. Sudhir Gupta, head of the AIIMS forensic team, said, “The CBI has not yet received any conclusion… The final meeting is scheduled. No conclusive opinion could be made just by looking at the pictures. Our opinion will be clear and decisive on the basis of evidence.”