Devendra Fadnavis on Sushant Singh Rajput death case: ED can at least register investigation report

Devendra Fadnavis on Sushant Singh Rajput death case: ED can at least register investigation report

Devendra Fadnavis said that the Enforcement Directorate could at least register an Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR) owing to the "misappropriation and money laundering angle" that has emerged in new developments with respect to actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death.

Sushant Singh Rajput died by suicide on June 14 at his residence in Mumbai.

"There is a huge public sentiment about handing over #SushantSinghRajput case to CBI but looking at the reluctance of State Government, at least @dir_ed ED can register an ECIR since misappropriation and money laundering angle has come out," Devendra Fadnavis said in a post on Twitter on Friday.

The Patna Police is conducting a probe in connection with Sushant Singh Rajput's death against actress Rhea Chakraborty on charges of abetment to suicide, theft, wrongful confinement and cheating.

Sushant Singh Rajput's father Krishna Kishore Singh, in fact, has also filed a complaint against Rhea Chakraborty. In it, he alleged that Rs 15 crores out of Rs 17 crores have been siphoned off by Rhea Chakraborty and her family members from Sushant's bank accounts.

However, Sushant Singh Rajput's chartered accountant Sandeep Shridhar told India Today TV that the actor didn't have that amount of money that his family members claimed he did.

Shridhar, who has worked with the actor for more than a year, also added that no major transactions apart from a few thousand rupees were made from Sushant's bank accounts to either Rhea or her family members.