Rhea Chakraborty, Brother Questioned By CBI In Sushant Rajput Death Case
Sushant Singh Rajput’s flat-mate Siddharth Pithani has been questioned for seven straight days and has been called today as well.
Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik Chakraborty are being questioned by the CBI, which is investigating actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death.
The 28-year-old actor has been accused by Sushant Singh Rajput’s family of a role in his death; they allege she and her family mentally harassed him and took his money.
The CBI began its probe after a Supreme Court order last week. Its investigation is based on a First Information Report or FIR filed by Sushant Singh Rajput’s family in Bihar, which names Rhea Chakraborty, her parents and brother Showik among others.
Showik Chakraborty was questioned by the CBI in Mumbai for 14 hours yesterday, until midnight.
Rhea Chakraborty said she felt “broken” by the allegations, speculation and investigations against her and her family. “My family is being treated like terrorists…Tomorrow if something happens to us because of the media pressure … I am part of three investigations, all I have left is my spirit. That is also being crushed,” she said.
On whether she feared arrest, she said: “I don’t think I am going to be arrested tomorrow. I have done nothing to be arrested.”
The Enforcement Directorate, which is inquiring into alleged money laundering and fraud charges against Rhea Chakraborty and her family, questioned her father Indrajit Chakraborty yesterday. The agency reportedly searched the family’s bank locker for six hours, in the presence of Rhea Chakraborty’s father. He was with the Enforcement Directorate team till 9 PM, say sources.
Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead at his Bandra home on June 14. Mumbai Police called it a death by suicide and started investigating whether it was connected to alleged nepotism, cliques and toxic rivalries in the film fraternity.
Later, the investigations took a different route with the family raising allegations against Rhea Chakraborty, who dated Sushant Singh Rajput in his final months.
Last week, the Supreme Court said all investigations in Bihar as well as Maharashtra would be handled by the CBI. As part of the probe, a team from Delhi’s AIIMS will travel to Mumbai to examine Sushant Singh Rajput’s autopsy reports.
Sushant Singh Rajput’s flat-mate Siddharth Pithani has been questioned for seven straight days and has been called today as well. The CBI has also called Sushant Singh Rajput’s manager Samuel Miranda.
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has opened a new line of inquiry into drugs-related allegations based on WhatsApp chats retrieved from Rhea Chakraborty’s phone, which had been seized for investigations. After the new revelations, Sushant Singh Rajput’s father accused Rhea Chakraborty of “poisoning” his son.
Rhea Chakraborty told NDTV: “I have never taken drugs in my life and I don’t know any drug dealer. It is unfortunate we have to speak about it but the Pandora’s Box was opened by his family. I wanted his memory to be pristine and beautiful as he was a beautiful boy. He used to smoke marijuana. That was the only aspect of his life that I was trying to control.”