New Delhi [India], March 12 (ANI): While the film fraternity and fans continue to mourn Satish Kaushik, the controversy over the veteran actor's death does not seem to be ending anytime soon.
The actor died at 66 following a cardiac arrest in Delhi on Wednesday late night.
Kaushik attended a Holi party held at the Delhi farmhouse of businessman Vikas Malu where at the midnight, he complained of chest pain and was taken to a Gurugram hospital.
In connection with Satish Kaushik's death, the farmhouse owner Vikas Malu's second wife Saanvi Malu has levelled serious accusations against her husband, claiming his role in the death of the actor.
Saanvi Malu has also complained to the police in the matter, after which the Delhi Police has initiated an inquiry into the allegations. She alleged that Satish Kaushik and Vikas Malu had business links and there was a monetary dispute between the two.
"In actor Satish Kaushik's death case, an inquiry has been initiated into allegations of foul play levelled by a woman (wife of one Vikas Malu). An inspector-level officer from the South West district has been asked to probe the entire matter. The woman will be called by police to record her statement," Delhi Police told ANI in a statement.
Now, Satish Kaushik's wife Shashi reacted strongly to the allegations made by Vikas Malu's wife. Shashi Kaushik said the actor had visited Delhi to take part in Holi celebrations. She refuted the claims of financial transactions made by Vikas Malu's wife.
She has asked Saanvi Malu to withdraw the case.
In an interview with ABP News, Shashi Kaushik said her husband had gone to Delhi to attend the Holi party. She said Satish Kaushik and Vikas Malu were good friends and they would never fight.
Shashi Kaushik said Vikas Malu is "very rich", so there will be no situation where he needs money from Satish Kaushik. She said the allegations of money transactions are baseless.
Shashi Kaushik said that the post-mortem report has confirmed that the late actor had 98 per cent blockage in his arteries and no drug was found in his sample.
Shashi Kaushik further questioned the motives of Saanvi Malu, saying the Delhi Police has verified everything but she does not understand how Vikas Malu's wife is claiming that the actor was drugged and killed.
"I do not understand why she is trying to defame my husband after his demise. She has some agenda, maybe because she wants money from her husband and she is now involving Satish into this," Shashi Kaushik told ABP News.
Saanvi Malu alleged that actor Satish Kaushik and her husband had business links and there was a monetary dispute between the two.
Speaking to ANI, Saanvi Malu said, "I have got a complaint registered in connection with Satish Ji's death. He had come to my husband's farmhouse for a party, where his health deteriorated. Some objectionable medicines have also been found from the farmhouse. Satish Ji and my husband had business connections as well. In August 2022, an argument broke out between Satish Ji and my husband, where Satish ji demanded Rs 15 crores that he had earlier given to him. But, my husband said that he will give the money in India."She further alleged, "When I later asked from him about the money, my husband said that he borrowed the money from Satish ji, but the money went for loss during the Covid period. My husband was not in the mood to return the money, he even said that he will use blue pills and Russian girls to do away with Satish Kaushik. That's why I have brought this angle to the police for fair investigation."On being asked about her earlier complaints against Vikas Malu, she alleged that Vikas as well as his son "raped" her after which she left his house.
"I had earlier registered a complaint against Vikas Malu. Firstly, Vikas raped me, and then forcefully got married to me. After marriage, even his son started raping me. This was completely unbearable for me, and I left his house in October 2022," she said.
It is pertinent to note that the minor son of Vikas Malu's first wife had also lodged an FIR against Vikas Malu's second wife under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO) Act. The video is also with the police, the police said.
Vikas Malu's second wife Saanvi further alleged that her husband has connections to the underworld including the likes of Dawood Ibrahim.
"I have images of several people who used to visit our house regularly. Vikas himself told me that Anas, who used to come to our house, is Dawood Ibrahim's son. Mustafa, another person who regularly came to our house, is also Dawood Ibrahim's right-hand man, she further added.
After his wife levelled accusations of his involvement in the death of veteran actor Satish Kaushik, the farmhouse owner Vikas Malu alleged that his name is being used in "wrong light".
Vikas Malu uploaded the video of the party held at his farmhouse on the day of Holi on Instagram and wrote, "Satish Ji has been my family for the past 30 years and it did not take minutes for the world to use my name in the wrong light.""I cannot fathom the tragedy that happened after our beautiful celebration together," he added.
After receiving complaints from both sides, the police registered FIRs against both parties but did not arrest them.
The matter pertains to the death of veteran actor, Satish Kaushik who died on March 9 allegedly due to cardiac arrestSatish Kaushik celebrated Holi with his friends, and danced, after which he went to sleep at around 9:30 pm and at around 12 am his health deteriorated. He called the manager and told him that he was having difficulty in breathing. His manager took him to Fortis Hospital in Gurugram where he died at 1.43 am despite being given Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
The Delhi Police said that it is examining seven hours of CCTV footage at the farmhouse in Delhi where the actor celebrated Holi.
The police also said that the detailed post-mortem report of Kaushik confirms that the death was a "natural" one and occurred due to 'cardiac arrest'.
According to the post-mortem report, the cause of death was cardiac arrest due to coronary artery blockage which is associated with coronary artery diseases. Death appears to be natural in manner. The viscera have been preserved and photography, videography has been done, the police said.
Satish Kaushik had a medical history of hypertension and sugar, the police said.
Days after the demise of the 66-year-old veteran actor, a crime team of Delhi's South-West district police visited the farmhouse, where the deceased actor was staying, sources said on Saturday.
As per sources, the probing team recovered some 'medicines' from the farmhouse. The medicines have been sent for examination and the report is yet to come. Although, no banned medicine has been found, however, it is being ascertained which salts were found in the medicine.
Further investigation is underway in the case. (ANI)