Taking to her Twitter handle, Garewal shared Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh’s interview with Mumbai Mirror and asked the team to also take action against those who “exploited” the death case for “selfish gains”.
“What about exposing those that milked, spread fake news & exploited #SSR death for selfish gains? Action should be taken against them too,” Simi said.
Good move @MumbaiPolice. What about exposing those that milked, spread fake news & exploited #SSR death for selfi… https://t.co/zyqEcQ2PCP
— Simi Garewal (@Simi_Garewal) 1601966702000
Replying to her tweet, a social media user reminded her of the time she lauded actress Kangana Ranaut and called her ‘brave’ for speaking against ‘powerful’ people in Bollywood. The Twitter user said, “I’m sorry mam but I remember even you falling prey to the propaganda and believing that SSR was murdered. Plus your constant appreciation for a bigoted individual like Kangana who only milked his death for personal vendetta (sic).”
Reacting to comment, Simi expressed her ‘disgust’ saying, “Sarah in the beginning we were all shocked & grasping for any clues & news. But when the abject motives emerged & continued ad nauseam, I’m disgusted!! They’ve been feasting on Sushant’s death!!”
@Sarah34931418 @MumbaiPolice Sarah in the beginning we were all shocked & grasping for any clues & news. But when t… https://t.co/bR2S69MsBo
— Simi Garewal (@Simi_Garewal) 1601968316000
In July, Simi lauded Kangana for speaking up against B-town biggies while admitting that she was ‘not so brave’. “I applaud #KanganaRanaut who is braver & bolder than I am. Only I know how a ‘powerful’ person has viciously tried to destroy my career. I stayed silent. Because I am not so brave…” she said in a tweet.
I applaud #KanganaRanaut who is braver & bolder than I am. Only I know how a ‘powerful’ person has viciously trie… https://t.co/YmoypOHMaD
— Simi Garewal (@Simi_Garewal) 1595094775000
Meanwhile, the Mumbai Police’s latest move coincides with the AIIMS’ report which concluded that Sushant died by suicide. In its medico-legal opinion to the CBI, the six-member team dismissed the claims of “poisoning and strangling.”
As far as the Cyber Crime unit is concerned, it has been reported that as many as 80,000-100,000 ‘fake accounts’ were created on various social media platforms after SSR’s death June 14 and some are allegedly in the process of being shut down.
Cyber Cell Deputy Commissioner of Police Rashmi Karandikar said in a statement, “Most of these accounts are fake… We will be taking action against all these fake account holders.”
As per the preliminary analysis, the slanderous or abusive posts were uploaded from India and even several countries in Europe, Scandinavia, south-east Asia and other global locations targeting the Mumbai Police.