Actor Rhea Chakraborty and five others were named by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday during a case filed within the death of her boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput after the probe by the Bihar Police, supported a complaint filed by his father, was transferred to the agency.
The case has been given to the agency’s elite special investigation team which has been going after fugitive business tycoon Vijay Mallya and therefore the AgustaWestland chopper deal, CBI sources said.
Ms Chakraborty and therefore the others are charged for alleged abetment of suicide, criminal conspiracy, theft, cheating, wrongful confinement and criminal intimidation.
Sushant Singh Rajput, a rising star in Hindi films, was found dead in his Mumbai apartment on Flag Day . The Mumbai Police said it had been suicide and has questioned over 50 people on allegations that the actor was affected by depression and had felt sidelined due to cut-throat rivalries within the movie industry .
The Bihar Police launched a parallel probe last week after the actor’s father KK Singh filed a complaint against Sushant’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty, accusing her of transferring money from his account, mentally harassing him and driving him to suicide. The complaint alleged that Rs 15 crore was missing from Sushant Singh’s account.
The Mumbai police says it’s found no evidence of any financial wrongdoing by Rhea Chakraborty.
At now , three agencies – the Mumbai Police, the Enforcement Directorate and therefore the CBI – are tasked with investigating Sushant Singh Rajput’s death and events leading up thereto .
On Wednesday, the Bihar Police’s case was handed over to the CBI following a growing demand from politicians and therefore the actor’s family.
Rhea Chakraborty, who has denied all charges, had also asked for a CBI probe last month. Breaking her silence last week, the actor said tearfully during a video released by her lawyers: “Truth shall prevail”.
The case is that the first one to be registered by the special investigation team of the CBI within the last two years. found out in 2016, the team was the brainchild of then CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana.