Sushant Singh suicide: Money laundering probe starts

IANS

India’s Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed a case of money laundering over transactions worth Rs 150 million ($2 million) related to the alleged suicide of Bollywood hero Sushant Singh Rajput.

A top ED source said that it has registered a criminal case under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002.

The development comes amid the complaint of KK Singh, father of Sushant, to Bihar police against actress Rhea Chakraborty.

The ED Thursday sought details of the case registered against Rhea by the Bihar police and the details from banks of two companies owned by Sushant Singh Rajput and Rhea’s family.

The ED has also sought details of the financial transactions of the Vividrage Rhealityx, in which Rhea is a director, and Front India For World, in which her brother Showik is a director, the source added.

Sushant’s father lodged a case against Rhea in Patna, accusing her of cheating and threatening his son.

Sushant and Rhea were in a relationship before the actor’s death. Sushant’s father has leveled various allegations against Rhea, including of taking money from his son and also threatening to disclose his medical reports to the media. Sushant’s family has also accused her of keeping him away from them.

Sushant’s cousin and former BJP MLA from Bihar’s Chhatapur, Neeraj Kumar Singh, said the case had been filed after the family somehow overcame the shock of the untimely and sudden demise of the young actor, and after various things came to their knowledge.

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