Producer Sandip Ssingh who is said to have been a friend of late Bollywood actor, Sushant Singh Rajput has slapped a legal notice to Republic TV and its editor-in-chief, Arnab Goswami alleging defamation. He has also claimed Rs 200 crore as compensation.

Ssingh took to social media to announce the news and stated that the news channel had sent him several messages with “criminal intent” and with and intent to extort him.

The legal notice sent by the producer claims that terms such as “key conspirator” and “murderer” were used by Goswami for Ssingh in his coverage of the Sushant Singh Rajput death case.

According to a Times of India report, the CBI also does not suspect any foul play in the Sushant Singh Rajput death investigation and is likely to submit its closure report to the Bihar court.

The case has found widespread coverage in the media with three of India’s top agencies probing the case.

Rajput was found hanging in his suburban Bandra apartment on June 14.

ED Raids Filmmaker Dinesh Vijan’s Home

A few days ago, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) conducted a raid at Bollywood filmmaker and producer, Dinesh Vijan’s house as well as the Maddock Films office in relation to the agency’s investigation into financial irregularities in Rajput’s death case.

Dinesh Vijan was the director of 2017’s Raabta which starred Rajput, Kriti Sanon, and Jim Sarbh.

The Hindustan Times reports that payments made to Dinesh Vijan by Rajput in 2016 are under the scanner while India Today states that the ED had already questioned the filmmaker twice earlier and had also asked him to provide documents and other details related to the payments between him and Rajput.