A controversy that has taken India by storm is that of YouTuber Deepti R. Pinniti, known for her active engagement in discussions surrounding the deaths of Bollywood actors, including Sridevi and Sushant Singh Rajput. The lady is facing serious allegations as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a charge sheet against her, accusing Pinniti of forging letters from high authorities to support her claims regarding Sridevi’s death.

YouTuber accused of forging documents to sensationalise Sridevi's death

The CBI’s Allegations

The CBI alleges that Pinniti’s YouTube videos revealed forged letters from dignitaries, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. The investigation was initiated based on a complaint from Mumbai-based lawyer Chandni Shah, who claimed that Pinniti had produced several forged documents, including letters from high-ranking officials.

Search and Seizure

In December of the previous year, the CBI conducted searches at Pinniti’s residence in Bhubaneswar, seizing digital devices such as phones and laptops. The agency’s subsequent report, submitted to a special court, concluded that the documents presented by Pinniti in her YouTube discussions were found to be forged.

Sensational Claims on Sridevi’s Death

Pinniti had made sensational claims about Sridevi’s death, alleging a cover-up between the Indian and UAE governments. She presented various documents in her videos, asserting their authenticity.

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Conflict of Interest

Responding to the CBI’s charge sheet, Pinniti expressed disbelief, stating that the CBI becomes a party of conflict as the forged letters in question implicate the very authorities under whom the CBI operates. She also highlighted that the charge sheet was filed without recording her statement, indicating that evidence would be presented to the court when charges are framed.

Charges Filed by the CBI

The CBI has filed a charge sheet against Pinniti and another individual, Kamath, under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code. These include criminal conspiracy (120-B), forgery (465, 469), and using forged documents as genuine (471).

Ongoing Legal Proceedings

As legal proceedings unfold, the authenticity of the documents and the seriousness of the allegations against Pinniti will likely be examined in court. The case underscores the impact of misinformation and sensationalism in the age of social media.

CBI presses charges against YouTuber for forging Sridevi's death related documents


The controversy surrounding Deepti R. Pinniti and her alleged forgery of documents in connection with Sridevi’s death has stirred discussions on the responsibility of content creators on social media platforms. As the legal process unfolds, the case serves as a reminder of the importance of thorough investigations and cautious consumption of information in the digital age.