ED rejects Rhea Chakraborty's plea to postpone recording of her statement
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has rejected the plea of actress Rhea Chakraborty in which she had requested the agency to postpone her questioning in connection with the money laundering case lodged against her. Sources within the probe agency told that Rhea's request has been denied by the ED and she has to appear today (August 7). A money laundering case had been lodged against Rhea Chakraborty by ED after Sushant Singh Rajput's death.
Rhea’s legal counsel in a statement said, “She has requested for a postponement of recording her statement till Supreme Court hearing.” If Rhea fails to appear before ED, then the probe agency may issue fresh summons to Rhea.
The ED wants to question Rhea about the properties, worth of crores, owned by her and family members, the money she received from Sushant’s account and the firms controlled by her.
On July 25, Sushant Singh Rajput’s father, KK Singh, had filed a complaint against Rhea Chakraborty at Rajiv Nagar Police Station in Patna. On the basis of the complaint, an FIR was registered by the Patna police. KK Singh had accused Rhea of taking Rs 15 crore from the late actor. He had said that in 2019, Sushant had Rs 17 crore in his account but within months, Rs 15 crore was transferred to the accounts not linked to him. He further said that it should be investigated as to how much of that money has been defrauded by Rhea and her associates.
In the complaint, Sushant's father had said, "In 2019, Sushant had Rs 17 crore in his account but within months Rs 15 crore was transferred to the accounts not linked to him. It should be investigated how much of that money has been defrauded by Rhea and her associates.”