On July 28, Sushant Singh Rajput's father filed an FIR against Rhea Chakraborty under Sections 341 (wrongful restraint), 342 (wrongful confinement), 380 (theft), 406 (breach of trust), 420 (cheating), 306 (abetment to suicide) of the IPC. After an FIR was filed, a team of Bihar Police came to Mumbai and started investigating the matter and recorded several people's statement including Ankita Lokhande and Mahesh Shetty. However, the latest development suggests that Enforcement Directorate will now be investigating Sushant Singh Rajput's bank details, as reported by Hindustan Times. In the FIR filed by the actor’s father, KK Singh claimed that 15 crores out of 17 crores were transferred from his bank account and there were also some heavy transactions, involving Rhea.
Having said that, ED has reportedly filed a money laundering case. The report also purports that the case has been filed on the basis of FIR and according to HT, officials have said that 'Rhea Chakraborty and others named in the ED case are likely to be summoned next week.' ED will also investigate if anyone used Sushant’s income for creating illegal assets. The portal even carried a statement of Dr Sujay Kantawala, a senior lawyer who specialises in PMLA cases, which read: “When the Bihar police lodged the FIR, the provisions were of Indian Penal Code. Here you are presumed innocent and the burden of proof is on prosecution to prove the charge. However, when the ED comes into the picture, there is a reverse burden of proof. The ED has powers to trace the monies and confiscate properties wherever they want by way of issuing provisional attachment orders.”
Earlier, BJP MP Subramanian Swamy informed all SSR fans that he requested PM to direct the Enforcement Directorate to investigate the circumstances that made Sushant take the drastic step. He Tweeted, “In my latest letter I have requested the PM to direct the Enforcement Directorate and NIA be asked to investigate the circumstances leading to the mysterious death of Sushant Singh Rajput. Subsequently, we can have an SIT consisting of CBI and these two national agencies.” He further wrote, “I believe ED investigation has been ordered.”
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