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Sushant Singh Rajput Case: Rhea Chakraborty,Family Arrives At ED For 2nd Round Of Questioning
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
Sushant Singh Rajput Case: Rhea Chakraborty, Family Arrives At ED For 2nd Round Of Questioning
New Delhi: For the second round of questioning actor Rhea Chakraborty appeared before the Enforcement Directorate in the connection with the Sushant Singh Rajput Case. Ms. Chakraborty on Friday was questioned for more than nine hours.
In addition to Ms. Chakraborty her brother Showik Chakraborty and her father Inderjit Chakraborty, the ED has also summoned Siddharth Pithani who had ignored a summons to appears on Saturday.
The jalebi actor Rhea Chakraborty her brother and former manager Shruti Modi on Friday were questioned in separate rooms at the agency's office in Mumbai, said the source.
A money laundering case has been filed by Enforcement Directorate against Rhea Chakraborty and five others over "suspicious transactions" worth ₹ 15 crores.
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)