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ED seeks copy of FIR against Rhea, others in Sushant case

In June 2019, the ED attached overseas assets worth ₹9,778 crore, which included four Nigeria-based oil rigs and an oil field, several ships registered in Panama, an aircraft registered in the U.S., and a flat in London.   | Photo Credit: Twitter@dir_ed

The Enforcement Directorate has sought a copy of the FIR lodged by the father of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who was found dead under mysterious circumstances at his Mumbai residence on June 14, to determine if a money-laundering case is made out.

The Indian Penal Code provisions invoked by the Bihar police in the FIR come under the purview of investigation under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. They include the allegations of criminal conspiracy and cheating.

In his complaint to the Patna police on July 28, Sushant’s father said there were financial irregularities involving Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty and others. He also accused her of harassing his son and abetting his suicide.

The Mumbai police are conducting an inquiry into Sushant’s death. Statements of more than 40 people have been recorded. A Patna police team is also camping in Mumbai to gather evidence in collection with the FIR.

Meanwhile, Rhea has moved the Supreme Court seeking a stay on the probe being conducted by the Patna police and transfer of the FIR to Mumbai.

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The agency will probe if anyone used Rajput’s income for money-laundering and creating illegal assets, they said.

The ED can attach assets of the accused and also has the power to make arrests under the PMLA. The Mumbai police is already probing Rajput’s death.

Rajput (34), who had starred in films such as ‘Chichhore’, ‘Kai Po Che’ and ‘Kedarnath’, was found dead in his apartment in Mumbai’s Bandra area on June 14.

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