Updated: August 7, 2020 3:00:24 pm
Two days after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) summoned actor Rhea Chakraborty in reference to a probe into the allegations of monetary irregularities levelled by the late Sushant Singh Rajput’s father, the actor appeared earlier than the company on Friday.
Rhea had requested the company to postpone recording of her assertion until the Supreme Court passes its order on her plea searching for switch of the case lodged by the Bihar police to Mumbai. However, the company rejected her request.
“In view of the truth that the ED has knowledgeable the media that the request to postpone her attendance is rejected, Rhea has appeared earlier than the ED workplace,” her advocate Satish Maneshinde stated including that Rhea is a law-abiding citizen and would cooperate with the probe.
In the FIR filed in Patna by Rajput’s father Okay Okay Singh towards Chakraborty and some of her family, it’s alleged that Rs 15 crore was siphoned off from Rajput’s account in a single yr “to financial institution accounts of individuals not identified or related to the late actor”. Chakraborty was additionally accused of giving Rajput an overdose of drugs at her house and “falsely telling him that the actor was affected by dengue”.
The ED is more likely to probe whether or not Rajput’s wealth has been illegally siphoned off in a way that can appeal to cash laundering costs.
The FIR has been filed beneath IPC Sections 306 (abetment of suicide), 341 (wrongful restraint), 342 (wrongful confinement), 380 (theft in dwelling home), 406 (legal breach of belief) and 420 (dishonest). Of these, the offence of dishonest falls beneath the class of predicate offences beneath the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
The company had earlier questioned Rajput’s chartered accountant Sandeep Sridhar concerning the actor’s monetary transactions over the previous few years. It has additionally summoned Chakraborty’s CA Ritesh Shah. Sources stated the company might be questioning all suspected to have handled or benefited from Rajput’s funds.
The ED can be probing two corporations floated by Rajput, the place Chakraborty, her father Indrajit and brother Showik have been administrators.
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