Rhea’s questionable land deals: ED grills actor in money laundering case

    Deceased actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s former girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty on Friday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for questioning after the agency rejected the actor’s request for deferring her questioning.

    Rhea arrived at the ED office here along with her brother Showik Chakraborty at 11.50 a.m. for questioning. The agency will record her statement under the Prevention of the Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002. There have been questions about her financial dealings. The Bihar government and the father of Sushant Singh had alleged that Rhea had conspired to grab the deceased actor’s wealth. It will also question her about the financial transactions from the late actor’s bank account in the last one year.

    The ED on July 31 registered a money laundering case against Rhea and her family members. The case pertains to “suspicious transactions” worth Rs 15 crore in connection allegedly from the late actor’s account.

    Sushant’s father KK Singh filed an FIR in Patna on July 25, accusing Rhea, Indrajit Chakraborty, Sandhya Chakraborty, Showik Chakraborty, Samuel Miranda and Shruti Modi of abetment to suicide, fraud and holding Sushant hostage.  The ED named Rhea and her family members in the case on the basis of the FIR filed by the Bihar Police.

    On Thursday, the CBI booked Rhea and her family members in the death of the 34-year-old actor in his Bandra flat on June 14.