Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh also said that the police have registered an FIR on an equivalent and can be tracking the accounts of these who made the allegations.
Citing a study conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh Tuesday alleged that BJP leaders were behind discrediting the Mumbai police work into the Sushant Singh Rajput case.
Deshmukh also said that the police have registered an FIR on an equivalent and can be tracking the accounts of these who made the allegations.
In a study titled Anatomy of a Rumour: Social media and therefore the suicide of Sushant Singh Rajput, researchers at Michigan University have claimed that the Mumbai Police was “targeted by various stakeholders, but particularly BJP politicians.”
Data show a crucial role played by politicians, especially the BJP, in proposing a ‘murder’ alternative to the ‘suicide’ narrative. There was a true opportunity to deal with psychological state and depression early within the news cycle, but the stories quickly devolved to allusive concoctions,” the research study said.
It also claimed that BJP leaders were far more aggressive than the INC in discussing murder, instead of suicide.
“We find that although both parties have roughly an equivalent number of known politicians talking about the topic (3,03 INC politicians versus 3,478 BJP politicians), we discover that the BJP is near twice as voluminous in its tweeting–61,196 tweet compared to INC’s 32,406,” the study said.
Deshmukh also cited the AIIMS report that ruled out murder within the actor’s death and termed it as a “case of hanging and death by suicide.”
“Maharashtra was battling COVID-19. At such a time, a conspiracy was hatched to defame Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s Maharashtra,” Deshmukh was quoted saying by press agency PTI.
“…some parties tried to defame Maharashtra, Mumbai Police. they ought to apologize to Maharashtra alternatively, the people of Maharashtra won’t forgive them,” the minister said.
He also asked Devendra Fadnavis, who is that the BJP’s in-charge of the upcoming Bihar Assembly polls, whether he will campaign for former Bihar captain and JD(U) leader Gupteshwar Pandey, who had “defamed” Maharashtra and Mumbai Police in reference to the case.
The 34-year-old Sushant Singh Rajput was found hanging in his apartment in suburban Bandra on Flag Day.
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