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Sushant Singh Rajput’s death mystery

The death mystery of Sushant Singh Rajput (SSR), though highly complex like that of Aarushi Talwar’s or the earlier Jessica Lal and Nithari case, which had captured the entire media attention of the country few years back, is evidently moving ahead towards getting resolved due to earnest efforts of CBI officials, who are obviously committed to unravel the truth before the law as well as the nation. This case has also overshadowed the entire media since the Bollywood actor was found dead in the bed room of his flat, and the media indeed, has been quickly bringing forth even minutest detail before public through its continuing reports, almost round the clock. In fact, the people at large has the right to know each and every thing in a democracy wherein media stands as a fourth pillar and that is very important today in the modern age of transparency, accountability and responsibility, not only in the country but also all over the world.

In fact, the mystery behind the case would not have assumed such an irresolute and difficult turn had it been honestly investigated by the Mumbai police. Unfortunately as has already become a common practice in our country, that the state police remains subservient to the political masters and political leaders of the state – because ‘law and order’ is a state subject in the Constitution of our country – and obeys their commands, instead of working in a professional manner. In fact, these political leaders mostly do not let the police do its duty independently and sincerely in a fearless and impartial way due to their vested interests, as criminalization of politics and politicization of criminals besides organized violence are still deeply rooted in the prevailing socio-political order of the country. And the flourishing parallel economy operating side by side with the national economy is another grave challenge for the country. Accompanied by drug mafias, financial magnets, and other high and mighty so-called prominent figures, the socio-political system in our country still runs in a feudal-monarchic style even after more than seven decades.

It is due to all these ongoing intricacies and vicious prevalence of money, drugs and criminal-political-police nexus that the Sushant Singh’s case could not perhaps proceed on the right track and definitely floundered the due course of proper investigation, which fortunately the CBI has now put on the right direction. As a consequence, many vital clues and facts related to case are coming out open with each day passing. And the nexus continues to collude with few high-profile and mighty film personalities engaged into acting, directing, producing and financing of films, which are in fact, the source of immense, sometimes unimaginable profit – the hundred crore club – in the country and the world as well. Further this nexus is said to be directed by few key, but shady people  known as ‘dawns’ – who nurture terror-connections and thereby maintain their virtual hold over almost  the entire affairs of the film industry and also influence political leaders including police. It remains very easy for them to let any film actor or actress stay or not in the film industry to pursue his or her carrier. They can manage almost everything in the Bollywood, and protect any actor/ actress from the clutches of law. It is just possible that the deceased actor Late Sushant Singh could not find favour with these mighty figures because he was said to be in possession of few important facts that he wanted to disclose in a press conference as reported in media after his mysterious death. Thus, the unholy Bollywood-politician-police chain having its link with the under word dawn sitting abroad needs to broken with a bold and firm determination of the ‘We the people of India’, because these elements are like cancer in the society, polity and economy of the country who will, one day, certainly kill the very spirit of the nation, if not immediately restrained to thrive on common man’s vote. It is indeed a bitter yet strange irony of the representative democracy that enjoying the support of their electors, these so-called people’s representatives as criminal-turned politicians have become the rot for the overall health and longevity of the political system of the country. Hence, all saner people of the country are immediately required to overcome their petty vested interests as found in caste, creed, community, religion, language, region etc., and instead work unitedly for the common welfare of all, as their own interests, with a view to consolidate the nation, people at large and the democracy where no more death mystery, like that of Late Sushant Sing’s case, may recur again in the country, suffering the worst corona pandemic for the past six months. Evidently, the truth behind the deceased actor’s death mystery – suicide or murder – will certainly come soon, because Truth or satya always wins,satyamev jayate nanritam.   

 

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About the author

Sudhanshu Tripathi

A featured weekly contributor with The Dispatch, Sudhanshu Tripathi is a Professor in Political Science and Director at School of Social Sciences in Uttar Pradesh Rajarshi Tandon Open University, Prayagraj (UP), India. He is author India’s Foreign Policy: Dilemma over Non Alignment 2.0 (2020), NAM and India (2012) and a co-authored book in Hindi Rajnitik Avadharnayein (2001) and have published besides numerous articles and research papers. He was awarded with the SaraswatSamman by Pt. S. R. Institute of Education and Technology (PG College), Pratapgarh (UP), on “Shikshak Divas” (Teacher’s Day) in 2016 and was also honouredthe same in 2019 by Lion’s Club Allahabad Central at UPRTOU, Prayagaraj. He is also on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Third Concept journal. The author actively participates in social activities as well. He organized a mass awareness rally in 2011, in the wake of Anna Hazare’s ongoing fast unto death against corruption in New Delhi. He was the President of the Teacher’s Association in MDPG College, Pratapgarh, (UP), during 2013–2017 and was also the Vice-President of the Shikshak Mahasangh in the district unit of Pratapgarh during almost the same period.