Sushant Singh Rajput death: Rhea Chakraborty appears before ED after delay request rejected

Rhea Chakraborty had requested the ED to postpone the recording of her statement till the hearing of her plea in Supreme Court

Press Trust of India August 07, 2020 13:17:30 IST
Sushant Singh Rajput death: Rhea Chakraborty appears before ED after delay request rejected

Actor Rhea Chakraborty, accused of abetting the suicide of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in Mumbai on Friday in connection with the money laundering case lodged by it.

The ED had summoned Rhea Chakraborty for questioning today, but she had requested the agency to postpone the recording of her statement till the hearing of her plea filed in the Supreme Court seeking transfer of the case lodged by the Bihar police to Mumbai.

However, the ED rejected her request.

"In view of the fact that the ED has informed the media that the request to postpone her attendance is rejected, Rhea has appeared before the ED office," her advocate Satish Maneshinde said.

The advocate, in a statement, added that Rhea Chakraborty (28), Rajput's girlfriend, is a law-abiding citizen and would cooperate with the probe.

Rajput (34) was found hanging on 14 June at his residence in suburban Mumbai.

The Bihar police on 25 July based on a complaint filed by Rajput's father K K Singh lodged an FIR against Rhea Chakraborty, her parents — Indrajit and Sandhya Chakraborty, her brother Showik Chakraborty and two others — Samuel Miranda and Shruti Modi.

They were booked on charges of criminal conspiracy, cheating, abetment to suicide, and wrongful confinement.

The ED on 31 July lodged a case of money laundering after Singh alleged financial irregularities in Rajput's bank accounts.

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