The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has asked for a copy of the FIR registered against actress Rhea Chakraborty and some others in connection with the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, from the Bihar Police, officials said on Thursday.
The agency will study the police FIR to assess if it merits a probe under money laundering. Sushant Singh Rajput’s father Krishna Kumar Singh has alleged in his complaint to the Bihar Police that there was a transaction of Rs 15 crore from one of the accounts of his son.
The agency has written to the Bihar Police for a copy of the complaint since it is looking into the case for a potential probe under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). If the case merits an investigation, the ED, will probe if anyone used the actor’s income for money laundering and creating illegal assets.
On Tuesday, the actor’s father had lodged an FIR against Chakraborty, her family members and six others on charges of alleged abetment to suicide.
The Bihar Police lodged a case under various IPC sections including 341 (wrongful restraint), 342 (wrongful confinement), 380 (theft in dwelling house), 406 (criminal breach of trust), 420 (cheating) and 306 (abetment of suicide).
The Supreme Court, earlier on Thursday dismissed a PIL seeking transfer of the probe into Sushant Singh Rajput’s death from Mumbai police to the CBI.
A bench comprising Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian said that the Mumbai Police should be allowed to complete the investigation and if something was found, then a plea should be filed before the Bombay High Court.
The actress had moved the Supreme Court on Wednesday seeking a stay on the investigation by the Bihar Police on the FIR filed against her by Sushant Singh Rajput’s father for allegedly abetting the suicide of his son.
The Mumbai Police is already investigating the actor’s death.
Source: Hindustan Times