Sushant Singh's death case taken up by CBI - registers case against Rhea a day before her ED hearing

Sushant Singh's death case taken up by CBI - registers case against Rhea a day before her ED hearing

Criminal and money laundering charges could be initiated against Rhea by the CBI and ED respectively. Rhea is to appear before ED on August 7
 
Sushant Singh's death case taken up by CBI - registers case against Rhea a day before her ED hearing

The much talked about Sushant Singh Rajput death case probe has taken an interesting turn with the CBI registering a case against Rhea Chakraborty and others accused in the case filed by the deceased actor's father. This has been done at the  behest of the Bihar government.

"CBI has registered a case related to the death of Sushant Singh Rajput on the request of the Bihar government and further notification from Govt of Indfia and taken over the investigation of the case. Earlier the case was registered at Rajiv Nagar police station, Patna vide FIR no. 241/2020 dated 25 July 2020. The case was registered against 6 accused and others"CBI statement

Earlier on, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had already registered a case of money laundering against Rhea and her relatives based on the same FIR filed by Sushant Singh Rajput's father in Patna. Rhea is scheduled to appear before the ED on August 7. 

Patna police had registered an FIR against Rhea, her family members and others on the charge of abetment to suicide, cheating, criminal breach of trust, criminal intimidation and wrongful confinement. The FIR alleged that a sum of Rs 15 crore was siphoned off from the account of the late actor in one year, to bank accounts of persons not known or connected to Rajput.

The ED is probing whether the funds from Rajput's account have been illegaly siphoned off in a matter that will attract money laundering charges.

Rhea has also been accused of giving an overdose of medication to Sushant on the pretext of him suffering from dengue.

The Supreme Court, hearing a petition filed by Rhea seeking a transfer of her case from Bihar to Mumbai, sought a report from the Maharashtra police on the status of the probe and whether there was a criminality in the case being investigated.

Meanwhile, IPS Officer Vinay Tiwari, who has gone to Mumbai to investigate the case has been put under quarantine from August 2 till August 15. Bihar Director General of Police Gupteshwar Pandey has warned of legal action if Tiwari is not released from home quarantine by the end of day today.

Source: Media reports

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