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Sushant Singh Rajput case: Rhea Chakraborty, Family Told To Appear Before ED Today
The Enforcement Directorate has summoned actor Rhea Chakraborty and two of her family members for questioning in connection with the Sushant Singh Rajput case.
Sushant Singh Rajput case: Rhea Chakraborty, Family Told To Appear Before ED On Monday (File image)
New Delhi: Rhea Chakraborty and two of her family members were summoned by the Enforcement Directorate for questioning in connection with the Sushant Singh Rajput case, on Monday.
The probing agency had summoned, Ms Chakraborty, her brother, Showik Chakraborty, and father, Inderjit Chakraborty. Sushant Singh Rajput's friend Siddharth Pithani who had ignored a summons to appear on Saturday, has also been summoned.
Ms Chakraborty and her father have been questioned by ED before as well. The actress was questioned for more than nine hours. The sources also said that the actress' her and former manager Shruti Modi were questioned in separate rooms at the agency's office in Mumbai.
A money laundering case has been filed by Enforcement Directorate against Rhea Chakraborty and five others over "suspicious transactions" worth ₹ 15 crore.
Sushant Singh Rajput's father had filed an FIR with Bihar police, accusing Ms Chakraborty of illegally transferring that amount from his son's bank account.
The central probe agency has taken cognizance of a Bihar Police first investigation report (FIR) registered against actress Rhea Chakraborty and some others to slap the criminal charges under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in its complaint, they said.
In an official, the Enforcement Case Information Report has been filed in the case related to the death of the actor and alleged financial irregularities being suspected to have been done against the deceased.
Mr. Singh has accused Chakraborty of having befriended his son in May 2019 with the intention of furthering her own career. The ED will probe the alleged mishandling of Rajput's money and his bank accounts.
According to the source, related to the actor the transactions were not unusual, particularly for a couple in a relationship that lived together and went on holidays together.
The late actor had started two companies along with Ms Chakraborty and her family. The Bihar police had insisted on following the money trails of both the companies when questions were raised over their jurisdiction.
Ms Chakraborty had maintained being innocent. She took to social media on Saturday to two photographs of a water bottle and a note that she said had been written by Mr Rajput, claiming that it was the "only property" of the late actor that she had.
The actor's friend Siddharth Pithani, will also be questioned by ED. According to PTI, Mr Pithani had told some news channels he was present when Sushant Singh Rajput, 34, died by suicide at his Bandra flat on June 14.
(With input from PTI)