In her complaint, the actress said that Thawani made “patently false and bogus allegations against me, knowing them to be false, to mislead the investigation.”
Rhea further went on to note Dimple’s allegation that Sushant had dropped her off at her residence on the 13th of June (the night before his untimely demise) which she said was “utterly false.”
The Central Bureau of Investigation that is probing the SSR death case, on Sunday recorded Thawani’s statement.
Sources told Times Of India that when the CBI questioned Thawani, she said she never saw Rajput and Rhea together on June 13, but had heard someone saying this.
Claiming that Thawani had lied to the electronic media, Rhea’s lawyer Satish Maneshinde requested the CBI to take legal proceedings against “those who mislead the investigation”.
In a statement, Maneshinde said, “We will start going after people who defamed and tried to destroy her (Rhea) life…for a 2-minute glory on electronic media carrying fake news. One such person was Dimple who claims she is an SSR fan, and believes she is his soulmate due to a past life connection. She claims that someone told her that SSR dropped Rhea home on the 13th.”
Last week, while commenting on the neighbour’s claims of being informed by an eyewitness about Rajput and Rhea being seen together on June 13, Rhea’s mother Sandhya said that the allegations were “baseless” and that it was an attempt to ride the tide.
“We know this neighbour. She was a huge fan of Sushant’s who came over to our place to meet him once. Why she’d say something like this without proof is beyond me. One just has to look at Sushant or Rhea’s cellular location to know this whole thing is just another lie,” Sandhya had said.