Actor Akshay Kumar served a defamation notice to a YouTuber who named him in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case. The actor filed a Rs 500-crore defamation suit against YouTuber Rashid Siddiqui who has been accused of publishing fake stories related to Sushant’s death. Rashid Siddiqui who was earlier arrested by the police for spreading fake news and dragging the name of Maharashtra’s CM Uddhav Thackeray and his son Aaditya Thackeray in the case.
Siddiqui alleged in his YouTube videos that Akshay helped accused Rhea Chakraborty escape to Canada and also had secret talks with Uddhav and Aaditya about SSR’s death. The YouTuber also said that the actor was unhappy with Sushant bagging MS Dhoni: The Untold Story.
Siddiqui’s earnings were mere Rs 296 in the month of May and in September, he earned a whopping Rs 6,50,898 with his videos. The court granted him anticipatory bail and asked him to cooperate with the police in the investigation.
It has been reported that Siddiqui, a civil engineer from Bihar, has been accused of defamation, public mischief, and intentional insult.
As per reports and police investigation, the YouTuber earned over Rs 15 lakhs from his content in four months. Advocate Dharmendra Mishra of the Shiv Sena’s legal cell had filed a case against Siddiqui, who owns the channel ‘FF News’.He also allegedly claimed that Kumar arranged for secret meetings with the Mumbai Police and Aaditya Thackeray regarding Rajput’s death.
Sushant was found dead in his apartment on June 14. Mumbai Police initially probed the case and declared that the actor died by suicide. The case has subsequently been taken over by CBI, with the Narcotics Control Bureau and Enforcement Directorate joining the investigation.