Mumbai: Earlier, BJP leader and central minister Narayan Rane had hinted about Aaditya Thackeray’s hand in Disha Salian’s death case. But on December 25, he directly accused Aaditya Thackeray of murdering Disha and said he will send him to jail for sure. He was delivering a speech in Sindhudurg, Maharashtra.
Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s manager Disha Salian died a couple of years ago. Did Disha end her own life or did someone kill her? The doubts still linger on. One major reason is the sequence of events that took place after her death.
A few days after Disha’s death, actor Sushant Singh Rajput died at his residence under mysterious circumstances. Officials claimed that SSR had killed himself. Both these deaths stirred the political atmosphere in Maharashtra. Leaders of the ruling and opposition parties had accused each other over this issue.
“When the names of Sushant Singh Rajput and Disha Salian came up Aaditya Thackeray got upset. Today or tomorrow … I will send you (Aaditya Thackeray) to jail for sure. You have tortured and murdered Disha who is an Indian and Maharashtrian girl,” Narayan Rane said.
“Aaditya Thackeray was present there at that time. We will not leave you. Now the BJP and Shinde group are in power, remember this,” Rane said addressing an event in Maharashtra’s Sindhudurg.
Twist in SSR case
Just a couple of days ago, there has been a major breakthrough. Roop Kumar Shah, a mortuary attender at Cooper Hospital, has revealed new facts. He has claimed that going by injuries on his body, Sushant did not kill himself. It is more likely that someone killed him.
Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has already ordered an SIT probe into Disha Salian’s death. He had said whatever evidence or new information exists should be made available.
On December 21, Lok Sabha MP Rahul Shewale, who shifted allegiance from the Uddhav Thackeray-led Sena faction to Eknath Shinde’s Balasahebanchi Shiv Sena, claimed that actor Rhea Chakraborty had received 44 calls from ‘AU’, which the Bihar police had referred to as Aaditya Thackeray.
BSS MLA Bharatseth Gogawale too sought a probe into Disha case as he felt there is something common in the deaths of Sushant and his manager Salian.
Other challenges for Aaditya
Besides, Uddhav Thackeray is also enmeshed in Amravati chemist Umesh Kolhe murder case.
Another serious allegation against him is related to murder of Umesh Kolhe. Allegedly, Uddhav directed the police officers not to pursue Kolhe murder case seriously. Islamists had killed Umesh for posting in support of then BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma.
On December 26, former BJP Lok Sabha MP Kirit Somaiya alleged that Maha Vikas Aghadi government under Uddhav Thackeray had suppressed the reality of Disha death case. He requested Fadnavis to make details of the case public.
Will Narayan Rane succeed? Only time will tell.