As investigations into the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput continues, Rhea Chakraborty was called in by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) at their Mumbai office for questioning early Friday afternoon.
According to reports, the actress will be questioned over financial dealings and investment into properties, pertaining to the investigation and will also question her about financial transactions from Sushant’s bank accounts over the past year.
In a statement to Times Now, SSR’s family’s lawyer Vikas Singh, alleged that the actress “can be arrested” if she evades answering questions put forth by the officers.
“Now that she has decided to finally come forward in the interrogation, if she answers questions properly then probably she may be allowed to go. If she evades answers today, then she can also be arrested,” Singh said while going on to state that he would not like to comment on the matter anymore.
The ED on July 31 registered a money laundering case against Rhea and her family members. The case pertains to alleged “suspicious transactions” worth Rs 15 crore from the late actor’s account.
“Rhea Chakraborty is a law-abiding citizen. In view of the fact that the ED has informed the media that the request to postpone the attendance is rejected. She has appeared in the ED at the appointed time and date,” Rhea’s lawyer Satish Maneshinde said in a statement.
Early Friday afternoon, the actress was spotted arriving at the ED’s office with a man believed to be her brother Showik Chakraborty. The ED will record her statement under the Prevention of the Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002.
This comes after the directorate rejected Rhea’s request for deferring her questioning until the Supreme Court hearing.
The Supreme Court is expected to hear next week Rhea’s plea seeking transfer of the Bihar Police probe to Mumbai Police.
Sushant was found dead in his Bandra apartment on June 14. The actor’s death was reportedly registered as a suicide, and the post mortem reports ruled out any signs of foul play.
A Special Investigation Team of the CBI has announced that it will soon take over the investigation into the case.