Sushant Singh Rajput's death: ED files money laundering charges

Rumi Jaffery on Sushant Singh Rajput’s father’s FIR

Anil Deshmukh, Maharashtra Home Minister, on Wednesday, July 29, ruled out handing over the Sushant Singh Rajput suicide case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and asserted the Mumbai Police will continue to investigate the case. The Bihar Police have booked Rhea under Sections 340, 342, 380, 406, 420, 306 of the IPC, which includes "abetment of suicide"'.

Sensing foul play of a planned murder of Sushant Singh Rajput, his family had filed an FIR against his girlfriend, Rhea Chakraborty.

Mumbai: After Sushant Singh Rajput's father KK Singh filed an FIR against Rhea Chakraborty at Patna, the Bihar Police has taken up the actor's suicide case and an intensive investigation is underway.

After the FIR, Rhea Chakraborty's lawyers filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking a transfer of the FIR to the Mumbai Police.

She mentioned that she had a live-in relationship with for a year but she shifted out of his home a week before his death. The actor's untimely demise was followed by a high-profile investigation by Mumbai police during which many big names from Bollywood, including filmmakers Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Aditya Chopra, recorded their statements. On the other hand, Sushant's sister, Mitu Singh claimed that the actor had a huge fight with Rhea on June 8 and the domestic help of his house had also informed her about Rhea performing black magic a few months back.

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She has also accused Sushant's family of using "political influence" in order to allegedly drag her into the case.

The Enforcement Directorate is now looking into the matter and have reportedly filed a money laundering case.

The FIR mentions a "suspicious transaction" worth Rs15 crore that has piqued the interest of the ED which has sought details to look into a possible money laundering angle. Chakraborty and some others are expected to be called for questioning in the case soon, official sources said.

The ED's interest, they said, is into the allegations of alleged mishandling of Rajput's money and his bank accounts.

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