Nationalist Congress Party leader and senior criminal lawyer Majeed Memon has called out the media clamour around the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, saying that publicising every minute development adversely affects truth and justice. Memon is being criticised by a section of social media for his comment.
“Sushant was not as famous during his lifetime as he is after his death. The space in media he is occupying nowadays is perhaps more than our PM or President of US,” Memon wrote on his official Twitter handle.
“When a crime is at the investigation stage, secrecy has to be maintained. Publicising every development in the process of collecting vital evidence adversely affects the interest of truth and justice,” he added.
Sushant was not as famous during his lifetime as he is after his death. The space in media he is occupying nowadays is perhaps more than our PM or President of US !
— Majeed Memon (@advmajeedmemon) August 12, 2020
His tweets were met with mixed reaction, with most taking offence to his posts.
These are the people who are supporting that Rhea
— Rashi (@rasharunrash) August 12, 2020
Justice comes only when the pan is hot. The media keeps it alive, what's wrong in that?
Looking at the investigation done by Mumbai police so far, it's hard to imagine it's an on Going investigation without an FIR!
Shocking to realize what if it had happened to a common man!
— RKV (@dr_vellore) August 12, 2020
Yes he is famous as
1. we the public wont rest till Sushant’s killers are punished
2 he was a GENTLEMAN
3. he wasn’t in nexus with any mafia.#SushantWasMurdered#JusticeForSushantSinghRajput #RepublicForSushant
— Rachel (@rachel_tomnrach) August 12, 2020
SHAME ON THIS MAN And Maharashtra Government stop making efforts to give it political color and saving culprits .. #MahaGovtBackingKillers@AmitShah @PMOIndia @narendramodi @republic @ishkarnBHANDARI @Swamy39
— Ruchi Pandey (@Ruchiiiiiiiiiii) August 12, 2020
Reacting to the adverse reaction to his views, Majeed Memon wrote: “There is so much noise on my tweet on Sushant. Does it mean that Sushant was not popular during his lifetime or that he should not get justice? Certainly not. Misinterpretation should be avoided. The tweet does not in any way insults or belittle him.”
On June 14, Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead in his flat in Mumbai, with police declaring his death as a suicide. The late actor’s family subsequently lodged an FIR charging his actress girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty and her family for abetment to suicide among other charges.