The agency had on July 31 registered an Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR) in the case after a First Information Report (FIR) was filed by KK Singh, the late actor's father, against actor Rhea Chakraborty in Bihar on July 28.
The agency has summoned Sushant's friend Siddharth Pithani for questioning on Saturday. Yes, if you remember, ED has earlier questioned Sushant Singh Rajput's house manager Samuel Miranda, Sushant's chartered accountant Sandeep Sridhar and Rhea Chakraborty's CA Ritesh Shah. Under PMLA (Prevention of Money Laundering Act), a person is presumed guilty until he proves his innocence, unlike normal criminal law, which presumes innocence until proven guilty. "The Bihar government had requested for CBI probe and we agreed", he said, adding that the Mumbai case has not been transferred to the CBI so far. Now Rhea is being questioned today.
While going to the ED office, Riya covered her face with a mask, but she was still caught on camera.
"That even without little support from the Mumbai Police, the members of the SIT carried out investigation wherein various witnesses have been examined and the Kotak Bank account details of the deceased actor has been verified, the details whereof has been mentioned in the FIR with regard to siphoning of money by the petitioner and other accused persons", said the affidavit. Sushant was found dead in his home in Bandra on June 14.
The agency is looking into purchase of two properties by Rhea and her family in Mumbai and the books of accounts of three companies set up by Sushant. They will also seek details of the financial transactions of the firm - Vividrage Rhealityx, in which Rhea is a director; and Front India For World, in which her brother Showik Chakraborty is a director.
Sushant's father in his complaint to Bihar Police has alleged that Rs 15 crore was withdrawn or transferred from the Kotak Mahindra Bank account of his son which had Rs 17 crore.
Rhea Chakraborty arrives at the ED office in Mumbai on Friday. The entertainer was, supposedly, addressed for over 9 hours about their relationship, separation, Sushant's wellbeing and all his expert responsibilities. Sushant's family has also accused her of keeping him away from his family.