Months after it began probing late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's bank accounts and financial activities as part of its money-laundering probe, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has found that his family allegedly had no idea about his finances, which is why they suspected large-scale misappropriation of of funds after his death. As reported by Mumbai Mirror, ED has found no misuse of funds from the late actor’s account done by Rhea Chakraborty or any other accused as alleged by his family. However, as reported by the daily, the agency is still investigating the small transfers done from his bank accounts by talking to the recipients and trying to establish the nature of the transactions.
It was on July 31 that the ED filed a case against Rhea and others accused in the FIR filed at a Patna Police station. The agency registered an Enforcement Case Information Report under provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) after SSR’s father accused Rhea and a few others of abetting his son’s alleged suicide and also using his finances for their own benefit. The family had alleged that an amount of Rs 15 crore was siphoned off from the late actor’s bank account which initially had Rs 17 crore and the money was allegedly transferred to bank accounts he had no connection with.
The daily quoted a source saying that the ED has got no evidence against any accused so far. “So far nothing suspicious or irregular has been found in the ED probe into (Rajput’s) finances, including those pertaining to transactions from his bank accounts, funds, and other financial activities. The probe is still on, though. ”The panel of AIIMS doctors termed Sushant’s death ‘a case of hanging and death by suicide’. In a report submitted to the CBI on September 29, the six-member team of forensic doctors said that there were ‘no injuries on the body other than of hanging’ nor was ‘presence of any sedative material’ detected, dismissing claims of strangulation and poisoning. Sushant died on June 14. His death is being investigated by the CBI, with the Narcotics Control Bureau and the Enforcement Directorate carrying out separate investigations into other angles.