Sushant Singh Rajput death case: ED to look into claims of Rhea Chakraborty stealing Rs 15 crore
In the latest development in Sushant Singh Rajput's death case, Enforcement Directorate (ED) will now look into claims of Rhea Chakraborty stealing Rs 15 crore from the actor's bank account. The ED has sought details about the FIR filed by Sushant's father on Tuesday. In his complaint, Sushant Singh Rajput's father, KK Singh, alleged that a total amount of Rs 15 crore was withdrawn from Sushant's account by Rhea.
A source confirming the development said that the FIR has been sought from Bihar Police and it will be analyzed for a further probe by the agency. In a letter to the Bihar Police, the ED has sought information on all the bank accounts of Sushant Singh Rajput.
Bihar Police on Thursday reached Kotak Mahindra Bank in Mumbai's Bandra to seek details of Sushant Singh Rajput's bank account. Sushant's father alleged that Rs 15 crore from the actor's bank account were transferred to three unknown bank accounts, which are said to belong to Rhea, her brother, and her mother. Sushant and Rhea, who were in a relationship, invested in three start-ups together.
Rhea and her brother Showik were directors in the three start-up companies as per details provided by Mumbai Police in their investigation. Two companies had addresses of a flat in Ulwe, Panvel, which reportedly belong to Rhea's father.
The FIR was registered against Rhea in Patna by KK Singh on July 26 on charges of theft, wrongful confinement, fraud, cheating and abetment to suicide. A case was registered under Sections 341 (wrongful restraint), 342 (wrongful confinement), 380 (theft), 406 (breach of trust), 420 (cheating), 306 (abetment to suicide) of the IPC. Patna Police has been asked to research this matter and take action. In his application, Singh accused Rhea of betraying Sushant and completely cutting him off from his family.
A team of four police officials from Bihar Police reached Mumbai on Wednesday and started their investigation. The team asked the Mumbai Police to provide them statements of all the 40 people who have been questioned in connection with the case. On Monday, Mahesh Bhatt was questioned by Mumbai Police, while Dharma Production's CEO Apoorva Mehta recorded his statement on Tuesday.
On Thursday, Supreme Court dismissed PIL seeking the CBI probe into the Sushant Singh Rajput death case. Rhea Chakraborty had also requested a CBI enquiry into the case.