The late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s sister Mitu Singh recorded her assertion earlier than the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday, as a part of an investigation into allegations of misappropriation of Rajput’s funds. Singh is the primary member of Rajput’s household to be questioned by ED.
Singh, a Goregaon resident, was amongst these current at Rajput’s residence in Bandra, when Mumbai Police carried out a panchnama on June 14 after Rajput, 34, was discovered lifeless in his condominium. Later, Singh accompanied the police to a property Rajput owned in Lonavla. Nevertheless, Mumbai Police mentioned Singh has subsequently prevented showing earlier than the investigators probing the actor’s dying, regardless of being known as 5 occasions.
On Tuesday, Singh appeared earlier than ED at round 1.15pm.
After almost 9 hours of questioning, Singh left ED workplace at round 10.30pm. On the time of going to print, Rajput’s good friend and flatmate Siddharth Pithani was nonetheless at ED workplace. Earlier within the day, Rajput’s former supervisor and Chakraborty’s current supervisor Shruti Modi had appeared earlier than ED and left the workplace within the afternoon. Sources at ED mentioned Singh might be able to throw some gentle on Rajput’s monetary actions and the extent of actor Rhea Chakraborty’s involvement in his funds.
Based on a primary info report (FIR) filed by Bihar Police, Rajput’s father KK Singh has accused Chakraborty of abetting Rajput’s suicide and siphoning his cash. KK Singh has alleged Chakraborty appropriated ₹15 crore from Rajput’s accounts. Chakraborty has denied the allegations.
On July 31, ED had filed a case on the idea of Bihar Police’s FIR which named Chakraborty as an accused. Chakraborty approached Supreme Court docket (SC), requesting the case be transferred to Mumbai. SC has reserved a verdict on her plea and requested all events to file temporary written submissions by August 13, when the plea will likely be heard subsequent.
Alongside ED, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), has additionally launched a probe on the Bihar authorities’s request. Chakraborty, her brother Showik, 4 different members of the family and different individuals have been named as accused by CBI.
ED’s investigation is probing a attainable mismatch between Chakraborty’s earnings and expenditures. Sources mentioned questions had been raised a few flat she owns in Khar. Chakraborty advised investigators that the property is valued at ₹84 lakh and to buy it, she took a house mortgage of ₹60 lakh. Chakraborty has maintained she is harmless and she or he has denied utilizing Rajput’s cash for any of her investments, officers mentioned.
Showik was a director in two firms owned by Rajput and has been questioned a number of occasions by ED for his involvement within the cash laundering case. On August 8, Showik was grilled for 18 hours by ED and left the ED’s workplace at 6.30am on August 9. He appeared earlier than ED once more on Monday. Yesterday, Chakraborty, Showik and their father appeared earlier than ED and had been questioned for over 9 hours. This was the second time Chakraborty had been questioned by the company. Sources in ED mentioned she had responded to most of their questions.