Mumbai Police on Tuesday (July 21) recorded film critic Rajeev Masand's statement in connection with actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death, an official said. The statement was recorded in Bandra police station.

Earlier, police recorded statements of mental health professionals who were being consulted by the late actor.

Their “statements were recorded over the last three-four days” by the Bandra police who are probing the case, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone IX) Abhishek Trimukhe told PTI.

Sushant was found hanging at his apartment in Mumbai on June 14. No suicide note was found at the scene.

 

Rajeev Masand at Bandra police station.

Last week, police recorded the statement of filmmaker and Yash Raj Films chairman Aditya Chopra about the contract the deceased actor had signed with the production house.

So far, police have recorded statements of over 36 people, including director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Bollywood casting director Mukesh Chhabra, actress Sanjana Sanghi, filmmaker Aditya Chopra and Sushant’s friend Sandip Singh, among others. Rajput’s friend, actor Rhea Chakraborty, has also given her statement to police.

Last week, Rhea had demanded a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into his suicide. “Respected @AmitShah sir, I’m Sushant Singh Rajput’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty. It is now over a month since his sudden demise. I have complete faith in the government, however, in the interest of justice, I request you with folded hands to initiate a CBI enquiry (sic),” she tweeted.

(With inputs from PTI)