Sushant Rajput death case: Rhea Chakraborty appears before ED after request is rejected
Mumbai, Aug 07: Actor Rhea Chakraborty, accused of abetting suicide of filmstar Sushant Singh Rajput, appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) here on Friday in connection with the money laundering case.
The ED had summoned Rhea Chakraborty for questioning on Friday (August 7), but she had requested the agency to postpone recording of her statement pending hearing of her plea filed in the Supreme Court seeking transfer of the case lodged by the Bihar police to Mumbai.
However, the ED rejected her request. "In view of the fact that the ED has informed the media that the request to postpone her attendance is rejected, Rhea has appeared before the ED office," her advocate Satish Maneshinde said.
Chakraborty had filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking for the case lodged by the Bihar police against her to be transferred to the Mumbai police.
Rajputs father K K Singh had on July 25 filed a complaint with the Patna police against Chakraborty and a few of her relatives, accusing them of cheating and abetting his sons suicide.
Chakraborty will be questioned and her statement will be recorded under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
Rajput, 34, was found hanging in his apartment in Mumbai's Bandra area on June 14.
Based on the complaint, the Patna police had filed an FIR against Chakraborty, Rajputs girlfriend, and others.
The ED had on July 31 registered a money laundering case against Chakraborty and her family, and directed her to appear before the central agency's Mumbai office on Friday (August 7).