YouTuber used forged letters to make sensational claims on Sridevi’s death: CBI

YouTuber Deepti R. Pinniti has been accused of ‘forging’ letters from high authorities to support her claims over actor Sridevi’s death. CBI filed a charge sheet against Pinniti saying she forged letters from high authorities to support her claims over Sridevi’s death.

According to CBI, Pinniti’s YouTube video revealed forged letters from dignitaries, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

CBI had registered a case against the YouTuber last year following a complaint from Mumbai-based lawyer Chandni Shah.

Shah alleged that Pinniti had produced several ‘forged’ documents, including letters from the prime minister and the defence minister, along with documents related to the Supreme Court and records from the UAE government.

Pinniti has been an active participant in social media regarding the discussions on the death of famous Bollywood actors including Sridevi and Sushant Singh Rajput.

Sridevi died in Dubai in February 2018.

Pinniti made several sensational claims regarding Sridevi’s death including a “coverup between the two governments”.

However, Pinniti said that the CBI becomes a party of conflict as the ‘letters’ in question are against the very authorities under whom the CBI comes. “It’s kind of hard to believe that the CBI has filed a charge sheet against me without recording my statement… Moreover, the evidence will be given to court when charges are framed,” she told PTI.

CBI had conducted searches at her residence in Bhubaneswar on December 2, seizing digital devices, including phones and laptops.

According to the CBI’s report submitted to a special court, the investigation revealed that the documents presented by her during YouTube discussions, pertaining to the prime minister and the defence minister, were “forged.”

The agency has filed a charge sheet against her and Kamath under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code, including 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 465, 469, and 471.

(With PTI inputs)