Actor Rhea Chakraborty is being interrogated for the second day on Saturday by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
Chakraborty, who is accused of abetting Rajput’s suicide, was accompanied by a police van to the DRDO guest house in Mumbai’s suburban Santacruz, where the inquiry team was posted, around 1.30 pm, news agency PTI reported.
Earlier, the central agency quizzed Rajput’s flatmate Siddharth Pithani, cook Neeraj Singh, domestic help Keshav, manager Samual Miranda and accountant Rajat Mewati.
On Friday, Chakraborty was questioned by the central agency team for more than 10 hours and was allowed to return home under police escort as she requested for security. A large presence of media was also gathered outside her Santacruz residence.
The same day, the CBI also interrogated Chakraborty’s brother Showik. He was questioned on Thursday too. Based on the request made by the CBI, the Mumbai Police provided security to Chakraborty, an official was quoted as saying by PTI.
The 28-year-old is also facing lawsuits filed by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the case. On Tuesday, the ED had informed NCB in a letter that its investigation had revealed that drugs were supplied to Rhea and Sushant.
Meanwhile, the ED is also looking at an alleged money laundering angle in Rajput’s death. ED Friday had summoned Goa-based hotelier Gaurav Arya, to appear at its Mumbai office on August 31. A team from the ED pasted the summons outside the hotel run by Arya in Goa on Friday, after they couldn’t find him.
The Supreme Court last week confirmed the transfer of an FIR, lodged by Rajput’s father in Patna against Rhea Chakraborty and others for supposedly abetting his son’s suicide and stealing his money, to the CBI.