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Rhea To ED: Didn’t use SSR’s money to buy flat or for expenses

Yesterday, Enforcement Directorate who’s probing the money laundering angle of the Sushant Singh Rajput case interrogated Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik and father Indrajit Chakraborty as well as Sushant’s ex-business manager Shruti Modi.

Rhea was called in to be questioned over the two property investments that she had made. Her questioning took over eight hours and in the middle, her brother was seen leaving the ED office and returning with some documents that the ED required.

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Rhea, Showik, Indrajit Chakraborty along with Shruti Modi interrogated by ED

K.K Singh had accused Rhea of embezzling 15 crores from SSR’s accounts. As per TOI report, the actress denied the charges saying she never siphoned off any money from Sushant Singh Rajput and that she paid for everything from her own income.  She said she had not used Sushant’s money for any of her investments and had availed a bank loan to buy a flat in the suburbs.

Regarding the Khar (east) flat which was worth 85 lakh, Rhea said she had availed a housing loan of Rs 60 lakh while Rs 25 lakh came from her own savings. She reportedly claimed to have paid in instalments. She also denied using Sushant’s money for her expenses and stated she has been managing from her own earnings. 

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As per India Today report, about Rajput’s companies she partners in, she said that Rs 1 lakh was the paid-up capital, which was shared by the three of them (Sushant Singh Rajput, Rhea and Rhea’s brother Showik Chakraborty), and apart from that, she hasn’t spent any more on the company. Rhea claimed she was a director only in one of the firms – Vividrage Rhealityx.

As reported by Mumbai Mirror, Rhea was asked to submit her income tax returns filings from April 2015 – March 2020. Enforcement Directorate has also received some property-related papers that they had sought from Chakraborty family. 

ED is also verifying allegations of the accused taking control over Sushant’s credit cards, bank accounts and laptop.

The ED has summoned Showik and her father Indrajit Chakraborty for questioning again on Monday, August 10. Rhea may also be called again for interrogation.

Rhea’s lawyer Satish Maneshinde said they had cooperated and answered questions put to them.

“They had all documents in their possession, including IT Returns. She has always cooperated with investigations with police and ED. She has nothing to hide. In the event she’s called again, she will appear at the appointed time,” Maneshinde said.

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