Actor Sushant’s death case: CBI files FIR against Rhea and 5 others

Actor Sushant’s death case: CBI files FIR against Rhea and 5 others

Written By: / Friday, 07 August 2020 18:28

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Mumbai: Aug. 7:

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered an FIR in actor Sushant Singh Rajput death case against six people, including actress Rhea Chakraborty,  on charges of abetment to suicide on Thursday. 
Others named in the FIR are Rhea’s brother Showik Chakraborty, father Indrajit Chakraborty, mother Sandhya Chakraborty, Rhea’s associate and Sushant’s house manager Samuel Miranda and Shruti Modi. Rhea has been summoned to present herself before CBI on Friday. 
The charges levelled against them are that of criminal conspiracy, abetment to suicide, wrongful restraint or confinement, theft, cheating, intimidation, among others. The CBI took over the investigation of the 34-year-old actor on Wednesday, after the Centre handed them the case on Bihar government’s recommendation. 
Sushant found dead at his Bandra residence in Mumbai on 14 June. Bandra police recorded the incident as “accidental death”. The Bandra police had already recorded the statements of nearly 40 persons, who included actors, film makers and others.  
After the Centre consented to the Bihar Government’s recommendation to hand over the case of the Sushant’s death, the CBI formed a special team to investigate the matter. The special team is headed by Manoj Sashidhar, IPS, Gujarat Cadre. DIG Gagandeep Ghambir will supervise the probe, while Anil Yadav will be the investigation officer. The CBI team is already in touch with the Bihar police for documents pertaining to the case and their findings, to take the case forward hereon. 
The Enforcement Directorate is already investigating the money laundering angle in the death of Sushant, based on the FIR filed in Patna(Bihar) by his father KK Singh. ED has taken up the charge to probe if Rhea had in fact pocketed Rs 15 crore from Sushant’s account. ED has also questioned Sushant’s CA Sandeep Sridhar and Rhea’s associate and Sushant’s house manager Samuel Miranda. Rhea’s properties are also under ED’s scrutiny. 
In another development, Mumbai Police on Thursday said that the investigation in the suicide of Sushant’s manager Disha Salian (28) on 8 June in Malad area in North Mumbai, is still on. DCP Vishal Thakur said that information about Disha’s death is still subject to investigation and the Viscera report is awaited. According to police, Disha allegedly committed suicide by jumping from a high-rise building in Malad. 
On Wednesday, new information came to light with Disha’s post mortem report which revealed that she had unnatural head injuries and other multiple injuries which could be because she fell from a high rise building in Mumbai. She died by suicide at around 2 AM on 9 June, just 5 days before Sushant’s tragic demise. Disha’s father in his letter to police has already stated that his family does not suspect any foul play in her death and they are satisfied with the investigation conducted by the Mumbai Police and have faith in them. 
Former Maharashtra CM and present BJP Rajya Sabha member Narayan Rane had recently alleged that Sushant and Disha were ‘murdered’. He had also demanded that police should find out who all attended the parties held on the eve of each death..on 8 June and 13 June, 2020. However Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh said that no such partied were held.

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