No money was transferred from Sushant`s account to Riya: ED
Published: 06:25 PM, 13 August 2020
Sushant Singh Rajput and Rhea Chakraborty
Late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty and her family have been questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the case lodged by Sushant’s father KK Singh. After questioning, ED is now looking into the matter of withdrawing money from the actor’s account in one year. However, no money was transferred directly from Sushant’s account to the account of Rhea or her family members, according to ED sources.
According to the ED, Tk 55 crore has been withdrawn from Sushant’s Kotak Mahindra Bank account. The agency has been tackling the issue of withdrawing the money, the sources said.
The ED sources told that Tk 15 crore was withdrawn from Sushant’s account at the beginning of the last fiscal year and it has been used in other sectors including income tax and travel. Sushant has no joint account with Rhea in the bank.
Meanwhile, Rhea’s expenditure is more than the income. When the ED investigation team asked her about income and expenses, they saw some discrepancies between the two. As a result, she was asked to submit all records of her income and investments.
Rhea and her brother Showik Chakraborty are the directors of two firms – Front India for World Foundation and Vividrage Rhealityx Private Limited. Front India was built in January 2020 and Vividrage was built in September 2019. ED will also look into the two properties bought by Rhea and her family.
According to the complaint filed by Sushant’s father, Rs 15 crore has been embezzled from the late actor’s account in one year. Besides, his account and credit card have also been asked to be checked.
So far, ED has questioned Rhea, her brother Showik, father Indrajith, her business manager Shruti Modi, Sushant’s friend Siddharth Pithani, Sushant’s house manager Samuel Miranda and Sushant-Rhea’s chartered accountant and actor’s sister Mitu Singh.