No money was directly transferred from Sushant Singh Rajput’s bank account to his girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty’s account, Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh said in a Monday press conference as he said that they are ‘still probing’. Sushant’s father, KK Singh, in his FIR against Rhea, had alleged that Rs 15 crore were siphoned off the actor’s account. Sushant died by suicide on June 14.
“Bihar Police FIR says Rs 15 crore were siphoned off from Sushant’s account. During the probe, we found he had Rs 18 crore in his account of which around Rs 4.5 crore are still there. Till now no direct transfer to Rhea Chakraborty’s account found, still probing,” the commissioner said.
Following the FIR against her, the Enforcement Directorate filed a money laundering case against Rhea and her relatives. “After going through the details, we have lodged the case,” an unidentified ED official told India Today, adding, “In coming days, Rhea, along with others, will be summoned for questioning.” Sushant’s father in his FIR had said Rs 15 crore were siphoned off “to bank accounts of persons not known or connected to the late actor.” Rhea has filed a petition in the Supreme Court, asking for the investigation to be transferred to Mumbai, claiming that Sushant’s father “has substantial influence at Patna” which could influence the case.
In the press conference, the commissioner also said that Rhea “was one of the 56 people questioned by Mumbai Police. Her statement was recorded twice and she was called to the police station several times. I can’t comment about her whereabouts.” He confirmed that “all angles are being investigated be it a professional rivalry, financial transactions or health.”
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