Rhea reaches ED office after her request to postpone recording of statement gets rejected


MUMBAI: Actress Rhea Chakraborty on Friday arrived at the Enforcement Directorate (ED) office in Mumbai in connection with actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case.
Earlier the ED had rejected her request to postpone recording her statement till Supreme Court hearing.

Meanwhile, the ED has summoned Shruti Modi, former business manager of Sushant Singh Rajput, asking her to appear before the agency today.
The ED has also asked the late actor’s friend Siddharth Pithani to appear before the agency on August 8.

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 Chakraborty in Bihar on July 28.

Meanwhile, Chakraborty has requested that the recording of her statement be postponed till Supreme Court hearing in connection with actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s alleged suicide case, said Satish Maneshinde, Rhea’s lawyer on her being summoned by ED.

The ED earlier interrogated Samuel Miranda, an associate of Rhea over the latter’s properties, sources said.

The Special Investigation Team of the CBI that is probing high profile cases of Vijay Mallya and AgustaWestland cases will now investigate the Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case, which police thinks could have been suicide.

The investigating agency has registered a case against six accused including Bollywood actor Chakraborty and others in connection with Rajput’s death.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had earlier sent a recommendation to the Central government for CBI investigation in the case filed in Patna, based on the complaint of Rajput’s father KK Singh against Rhea Chakraborty under sections including abetment of suicide on July 25.

Sushant was found dead at his Mumbai residence on June 14. (ANI)