In the wake of the apparent effort of Mumbai Police to pin the blame for actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s mysterious death, even as Bihar Police has added a twist to the tale- Supreme Court lawyer Amitabh Sinha has expressed an apprehension that small-time starlet Rhea Chakraborty, whose only claim to fame was her alleged association with the dead actor, faces a threat to her life. “Rhea may be killed while the incident might be passed off as another suicide, with commentators alleging that ‘media trial’ and the Indian society at large was responsible for it,” Sinha said.
Rhea is not the story
Elaborating on his apprehension, the senior lawyer, who is also an avid student of history and a public commentator, recalled the evolution of Bollywood from its inception right from the Jawaharlal Nehru era. He pointed out how initially the communists had virtually controlled the narrative here too, as in the fields of education and news media to demolish Indian pride- Nehru’s main objective. Subsequently, Sinha said, the Muslim mafia, from Haji Mastan to Dawood Ibrahim, took over.
The senior lawyer recounted the change in the rank and file of the dyed-in-the-wool communist union Indian People’s Theatre Association (IPTA, established 1943), the Bombay chapter of which has always seen a predominance of Hindu bashers and pro-Muslim members: filmmakers, music directors, directors, actors, lyricists, etc.
“The storyline of films changed in this phase. A criminal was perforce a Hindu sporting a tilak who would indulge in all sort of nefarious activities from smuggling to murder to rape, while the Muslim character in the film would be a devout namazi and law-abiding citizen,” Sinha pointed out.
“It was an elaborate conspiracy by the jihadi gang, which took over the reins from communists who ran the union called IPTA to dominate Indian cinema that is a flagbearer of our social trends,” the senior lawyer said. He added that the cabal he refers to as the “jihadi gang” was wary of a reversal of their hegemony in the industry.
“Their reign is over,” the senior lawyer said, “as they can read the writing on the wall that the renaissance of Indianness has started and a no-nonsense government has taken over the reins in Delhi.”
Sinha stressed the fact that the 1990s were also the period when scores of criminal cases linking Bollywood to the gangs of Dawood Ibrahim and others had surfaced. “Several actors- dhimmis from other communities included, would be at the beck and call of the D-gang,” the senior lawyer said.
Sinha explained that a characteristic feature of this jihadi clique is religious misogyny, where they cannot stand bold women. Under their scheme of things, however, they manipulate Hindus to be ashamed of their traditions and orient Hindu girls to embrace love jihad through films like PK and several others. When their own women folk turn modern, Sinha said, they are suppressed, marginalised, discredited and even murdered. Saying so, Sinha recalls the alleged suicide/murder of Jiah Khan.
“The world knows what kind of a character Salman is. The only eyewitness who could have ensured that the accused in the hit-and-run case gets his just deserts was found lying abandoned in a street,” the senior lawyer said. He alleged that the mafia had induced tuberculosis into constable Ravindra Patil who died subsequently in a hospital of the disease.
Salman Khan does have criminal antecedents, much as he has not been punished by law so far. “The investigative agencies were probing his underworld connections like that with Abu Salem that were exposed during the making of the film Chori Chori Chupke Chupke,” Sinha said.
The senior lawyer said that by holding shows for public consumption like Ganesh Puja, Salman Khan tries to cover up his sinister whereabouts.
“Salman is the kingpin of this mafia operating in India working at the behest of the international gang,” Sinha alleged. He accused Salman of recruiting Sooraj Pancholi, Aditya Pancholi and Zareena Wahab’s son, to bump off this modern, bold Muslim actress Jiah Khan.
Explaining the choice of Sooraj Pancholi to man their dominion, Sinha said that the jihadi gang carefully picks characters with Hindu-sounding names but who are Muslim by character and practice, who do the bidding of the mafia.
“Sooraj is Hindu by name but actually a Wahabi,” Sinha said, adding that Mahesh Bhatt, whom Mumbai Police has questioned in connection with the Sushant case, is another character of the type.
“Sanjay Dutt, you may recall, was a similar choice,” the senior lawyer said, “who had a Muslim mother just like Sooraj and Mahesh, and who joined the mafia via Muslim contacts.”
The senior lawyer said a host of production houses and their owners like Karan Johar or the Aditya Chopra are hand-in-glove with the jihadi gang. “Who does not know the intense relationship between Karan Johar and Shah Rukh Khan or Karan Johar and controversial Pakistani actor Fawad Khan,” the senior lawyer added.
“Hiring Muslims with Hindu-sounding names and dhimmis to do their bidding is the typical modus operandi of the criminal jihadi gang,” Sinha said.
“By antagonising Sooraj Pancholi, Sushant Singh Rajput earned the wrath of Khan,” Sinha said. “That other guy you all have seen bullying Sushant, Imtiaz Khatri, is from the same jihadi mafia,” he added.
Indeed, barely three days after Sushant’s mysterious death, a video of late Jiah Khan’s mother, Rabia Amin, surfaced online where she urged Bollywood to “wake up” and “demolish bullying”.
Ostensibly a suicide, Jiah’s mother, Rabia Amin has independently hired British forensics expert Jason Payne-James, who concluded in a 20th September, 2016 report that Khan’s hanging was staged and the marks on her face and neck indicated it was not suicide, but murder.
Rubia said that years ago, the cops had told her that Salman Khan had told them to keep off actor Sooraj Pancholi, who was being interrogated regarding the late actress’s death case back then.
“How was Sushant threatening this jihadi gang?” Sirf News asked Amitabh Sinha. “This is a guy who had come to the industry with an unputdownable Bihari mindset. With his superior intellect that explored astrophysics, astrology and Sanskrit alike, his personality was a challenge thrown at the presentable characters that the jihadi gang keeps on the forefront to impress young and other impressionable minds,” the senior lawyer said.
“They tried to appropriate him, but the young, talented Bihari just wouldn’t toe their line,” said Sinha, adding, “And so Shah Rukh and Saif gang up together at an award function and heckle him as they had done earlier with Neil Nitin Mukesh.” Karan Johar served the gang here again when he mocked Sushant via Sonam Kapoor in his infamously superficial Koffee with Karan show.
The senior lawyer said that while the Khans and their apologists tried to brush off the allegation of harassment by saying what is spoken at award functions are “scripted jokes”, “movie lovers have seen that a person who is targeted on stage does not get new projects thereafter”. Case in point again, Neil Nitin Mukesh — a talented actor who went into oblivion when he stood up for himself and humiliated the Khans right back. As have been targeted many others- singers Arijit, Abhishek, Sonu Nigam and actors like Kangana Ranaut.
Sushant was kicked out of a number of good projects abruptly and mischievously after the episode, Sinha said. “Sushant had taken on Sooraj at a party for the latter’s involvement with his ex-manager Disha Salian and subsequently dumping her after she allegedly got pregnant,”the senior lawyer said.
Sinha, citing Sushant’s family friend Smita, said that the actor had shared with his sister that he was facing a threat to his life after the passing away of Disha Salian.
The interview then moves on to the ongoing probe into the affairs of Rhea Chakraborty.
“Who is Rhea Chakraborty?” Sinha asked, adding that the “small fry” or “pawn” could be murdered to prevent the big fish from getting exposed. The senior lawyer said while Rhea might have done something dubious, which the Enforcement Directorate will probe and find out, she is a mere subplot in the narrative.
What is confirmed is that this starlet was looking for a house to move in along with Sushant but she did not want high security in the apartment. A real estate broker surfaced on 31 July and told a national television channel that Rhea had approached him with such an awkward request. “This is a clear indication that the jihadi gang needed an opportunity where their henchmen could carry out a clean operation to eliminate Sushant,” Sinha said.
But now that Rhea is under the radar of law-enforcement agencies, one which is under the local government and may have compromised professional integrity, the senior lawyer said, “Rhea faces a clear threat to her life. And it is imperative that to save her and not lose an important link in this investigation, She should be arrested immediately and put in the safe custody of the CBI or ED and away from Mumbai.”
The senior lawyer is concerned that harping on the allegation of nepotism in the film trade would embolden the theory of suicide of Sushant. Sinha suspects Sushant Singh Rajput was murdered in cold blood.
Asked for his expert opinion as a senior lawyer as to whether a CBI inquiry could be imposed on a state, Sinha said, “Of course, but the way somebody went straight up to the Supreme Court was the wrong way of doing it. Maybe someone from that very jihadi gang did it to deliberately get the case dismissed by the apex court, and create a clear case of res judicata.”
“And yet, the Supreme Court did not quite dismiss the case. It asked for seeking a legal remedy in the right forum, which is the Bombay High Court,” Sinha said. “It is only in the event that a petitioner does not get relief from the state high court that he must move the highest court of the country,” the senior lawyer explained.
“We cannot expect an impartial probe by Mumbai Police because of their connections with the film mafia. The role of Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray’s son and state minister Aaditya is fishy. It is alleged that he was present in both the parties where Sushant got into trouble. The needle of suspicion is sharper now when it flummoxes the mind that the police commissioner of Mumbai goes to discuss the Sushant case with Aaditya Thackeray — a minister of tourism and environment? Now the case must be taken away from the Mumbai Police,” Sinha said, sighing over what has become of the Shiv Sena, a party founded by Bal Thackeray, whose grandson is now shockingly a part of the jihadi gang of Bollywood.
On the macro issue of the nation and society, Sinha is an optimist though. He said, “Just as it was unthinkable until some years ago that the reign of the Congress in national politics would come to an end, the jihadi cabal’s vice-like grip on the film industry will end too.”
Till then, Sinha adds, “We have to be on our watch. In their moment of desperate decline, they will go to any extent.”
Co-interviewer: Siddharth Raghvendra Raghuvanshi