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ED registers case against Rhea Chakraborty

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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has lodged a money laundering case against Rhea Chakraborty in connection with actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case.

Top officials of the probe agency said Rhea and her family members have been booked by ED. They have been booked under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday had sought details from the police about the FIR registered in the actor’s death. In the complaint filed by Sushant’s father KK Singh, Rhea and her family members have been charged with committing a fraud of Rs 15 crore.

An ED official said that after going through the details, ED has lodged the case. In the coming days, Rhea, along with others, will be summoned for questioning, the official added.

Rhea pocketed Rs 15 crore, claims Sushant’s father

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.”

ED sources said that their probe will be focused on the allegations of Rs 15 crore fraud among other things. Bihar police on Thursday sought details from Sushant’s bank.

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Sushant’s family has also alleged that Rhea was misusing Sushant’s money and his credit cards.

Rhea requested Amit Shah for a CBI probe

After a month of actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise on June 14, his girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty on July 16 had requested Union home minister Amit Shah to initiate a CBI probe in Rajput’s suicide case.

In a two-part tweet, Rhea wrote, “Respected @amitshahofficial sir, I’m sushants Singh Rajputs girlfriend Rhea chakraborty, it is now over a month since his sudden demise . I have complete faith in the government , however in the interest of justice , I request you with folded hands to initiate a CBI enquiry into this matter. I only want to understand what pressures prompted Sushant to take this step. Yours sincerely Rhea Chakraborty #satyamevajayate (sic).”

 

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