Sushant Singh Rajput death case: Enforcement Directorate registers an Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR)

July 31, 2020: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday filed a money laundering case in connection with death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, according to reports.

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July 31, 2020: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday filed a money laundering case in connection with death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, according to reports.

A high-level meeting was held earlier at Bihar DGP's office in Patna over the investigation being conducted by Bihar Police team in Mumbai regarding the case. 

Earlier, former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had urged ED that it should register an Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR) in connection with the money laundering angle in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case.

"There is a huge sentiment among the people in the Sushant Singh Rajput case. They feel something is being hidden, new revelations are being made. Hence, people are demanding a CBI probe into it," he said.

"But the state government has been denying a CBI probe into the matter," Fadnavis, Leader of Opposition in state Assembly, said in a video message.

The demand for a CBI probe into the matter is being made by the people and not by the BJP, he added.

"Now a money laundering aspect too has come to the fore. It has been observed that money was siphoned off from his account. In such a case, the ED has a jurisdiction, so, I have demanded the ED should register an ECIR and probe the matter," he said.

Fadnavis' statement comes a day after ED sought from the Bihar police a copy of the FIR registered against actress Rhea Chakraborty and some others in connection with the death of the late actor in order to probe a possible money laundering angle, officials said on Thursday.

The Bihar police case was registered under various IPC sections including 341 (wrongful restraint), 342 (wrongful confinement), 380 (theft in dwelling house), 406 (criminal breach of trust), 420 (cheating) and 306 (abetment of suicide).

Mumbai police have recorded statements of Bollywood personalities including Sanjay Leela Bhansali, film critic Rajeev Masand, actress Sanjana Sanghi, the actor''s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty, casting director Shanoo Sharma, filmmaker Mukesh Chhabra, and Aditya Chopra of Yash Raj Films. 

The police have so far recorded statements of around 40 people, including those of Rajput''s family and his cook.

Rajput, 34, was found hanging at his apartment in suburban Bandra on June 14.

 

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