Mumbai: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) are probing the perspective of money laundering in the death case of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
The agency has written to Bihar Police to share its FIR in the matter. After studying it, the ED, it is learnt, will take a call on whether the case is fit for investigation under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
Sources said ED will probe whether Rajput’s wealth has been illegally siphoned off in a manner that will attract money laundering charges.
Reportedly, the agency has sought the copy of the FIR to understand the bank transactions to the tune of Rs 25 crore of the late Bollywood actor, who committed suicide on June 14.
In the FIR, registered at a Patna police station on July 25, Sushant’s father K K Singh has held actor Rhea Chakraborty and five others responsible for his death.
Actress Ankita Lokhande, ex-girlfriend of Sushant Singh Rajput, had reportedly informed Bihar Police that the late actor was quite unhappy because Rhea Chakraborty harassed him.
Ankita told the police that through a chat around the time of release of her Bollywood debut film, “Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi” in 2019, Sushant mentioned being “harassed” by his then current girlfriend Rhea.
After Sushant Singh Rajput‘s father lodged an FIR against Rhea Chakraborty alleging abetment of suicide, various reports suggested that the actor was missing from her residence in Mumbai while the Bihar police were looking out for her.
Meanwhile, a Patna police personnel denied the reports of Rhea absconding. Vinay Tiwari, a Patna police official, said that they have not even tried to get in touch with Rhea yet.
Sushant died on June 14 and the Mumbai Police said that he was found hanging to the ceiling fan of his apartment at Bandra’s Mont Blanc building.