The investigation around late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death took a turn on Thursday as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered a case against actor Rhea Chakraborty and others. Releasing a statement, CBI stated, “CBI has today registered a case related to the death of Sh. Sushant Singh Rajput on the solicitation of Bihar Govt and further notification from Govt of India and taken over the investigation of the case, earlier registered at police headquarters Rajiv Nagar, Patna vide FIR no.241/2020 dated 25-7-2020. The case was registered against six accused and others.”
Sushant Singh Rajput’s father, KK Singh, had earlier held up an FIR against actor Rhea Chakraborty and five others, including three of her family individuals, for abetment of suicide. The FIR was documented under IPC Sections 306 (abetment of suicide), 341 (unjust restraint), 342 (unjust confinement), 380 (burglary in the abiding house), 406 (criminal breach of trust) and 420 (cheating).
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) also summoned Chakraborty in association with the money laundering case based on the FIR documented by Sushant’s father. Chakraborty appeared before the agency on August 7.
#SushantSinghRajput death case: Rhea Chakraborty arrives at Enforcement Directorate (ED) office in Mumbai.
ED rejected her earlier request that the recording of her statement be postponed till Supreme Court hearing. pic.twitter.com/MIWYlYMXhT
— ANI (@ANI) August 7, 2020
In the FIR, KK Singh also claimed, “My child was at the peak of his acting career till May 2019. During that period, Rhea and her relatives built up an acquaintance with my child, under a deliberate conspiracy, so Rhea could establish herself in the film industry and with an eye on Sushant’s wealth… He was later made to rent a house that was haunted, and that had an impact on my child.”
Meanwhile, Aditya Thackeray, Dino Morea, and Sooraj Pancholi, whose name have been dragged into Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case, have released statements claiming no association with the actor’s death.
Bihar’s Gagandeep Gambhir, an IPS officer of the 2004 batch, will be a part of the team investigating the death of Sushant Singh Rajput.
Meanwhile, there have been cryptic posts from the family members of Sushant Singh Rajput. Friday morning, sister Shweta Singh took to Twitter to share her feelings as Rhea was being questioned by ED.
— shweta singh kirti (@shwetasinghkirt) August 7, 2020
After the actor’s father lodged the complaint, Patna Police registered a case that included charges of criminal conspiracy, cheating, and abetment to suicide against Chakraborty. This also included her parents Indrajit Chakraborty and Sandhya Chakraborty, brother and common friends Samuel Miranda and Shruti Modi.