Fact Check: Was Rhea Chakraborty slapped by IPS officer Nupur Sharma during CBI investigation?

Over the past few days, Twitter is flooded with reports of actor Rhea Chakraborty being slapped during CBI investigation for non-cooperation. Check out Twitter reactions.

The CBI on Friday summoned Bollywood actor Rhea Chakraborty for questioning. The interrogation went on for over 9 hours. Soon after that #RheaChakraborty began trending on social media. Twitter was flooded with reports that the actress got slapped by IPS officer Nupur Sharma during the SSR case investigation. While no reliable sources have been attributed to these rumors, many Twitter users began sharing memes to express their joy.

According to Network 18, Upon deep investigation, some twitter users quoted local TV channels to these reports which spread like wildfire. Many social media users even went on to attach a lady police officer’s photo with Rhea to further fan these rumors.

Rhea Chakraborty slapped by CBI officer?

As no CBI official has gone on record to talk about hitting someone for non-cooperation in the case, these reports can be called a classic case of social media fake news. On the other hand, Rhea Chakraborty has herself refrained from giving any such statements in her media interviews. The actress was recently interviewed by NDTV wherein she said that no investigation is ever easy or good. She further talked about all the hardships she has to face during these tough times. There was no mention of misbehavior by the officers in her statement which only proves the incredibility of the rumor.

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According to reports, Rhea Chakraborty was called in for a second round of questioning at the DRDO guest house on Saturday. Rhea was spotted around 1.30 pm along with a police vehicle in tow. An official close to the investigation said that the CBI had earlier requested the Mumbai Police to provide protection to the actress. As of now, the CBI officials have questioned Sushant Singh Rajput’s
flatmate Siddharth Pitani, his cook Neeraj Singh, house help Keshav, Manager Samuel Miranda, and accountant Rajat Mevani in the case.

Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead at his Bandra apartment on 14th June 2020. The actor’s father filed an FIR against Rhea Chakraborty for abetting his suicide. The case is currently being investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation.

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