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ED registers case against Rhea Chakraborty under Prevention of Money Laundering


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Mumbai: Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered a case under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) against Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty and others in Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case, agency officials said here on Friday.

ED’s move comes a day after it sought details from Bihar Police about the FIR lodged by late Sushant Singh Rajput’s father KK Singh against Chakraborty and a few others on Thursday.

The officials said Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR), an equivalent to the police FIR, has been registered in the case related to the death of the actor and alleged irregularities being suspected to have been committed to divert finances belonging to the deceased actor.

The agency will probe allegations of alleged mishandling of Rajput’s money and his bank accounts. The agency will probe if anyone used Rajput’s income for money laundering and creating illegal assets,” an official in the investigating agency said.

Sushant Singh’s father had lodged a police complaint against Chakraborty, a struggling film actress,her family members and six others on charges of alleged abetment to suicide of his son, accusing Chakraborty of having befriended his son in May 2019 with the intention of furthering her own career.

The Mumbai Police has been probing Rajput’s death case,as he was found hanging in his apartment in Bandra on June 14.

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