Rhea Chakraborty’s brother Showik Chakraborty leaves ED office after 2 hours of questioning – Times of India

Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty, accused of ‘abetting suicide’ of late boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput, appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) at their Mumbai office on Friday afternoon. The actress was accompanied by her brother Showik, who reports claim, was also questioned on his connection in the money laundering case being investigated by the agency.

After about 2 hours of questioning, Showik was spotted leaving the ED’s office alone. Showik maintained his silence as he rushed for his waiting car while being hounded by cameramen.

He is among the six people named in an FIR Sushant’s father KK Singh filed with the Patna Police on July 25.

According to reports, besides Rhea and Showik, Indrajit Chakraborty was also present at the ED’s office for questioning. The actress’ former manager Shruti Modi was also spotted arriving to record her statement.

Early this morning, the ED turned down Rhea’s request to postpone the recording of her statement, citing that the hearing of her plea filed in the Supreme Court – seeking transfer of the case lodged by the Bihar police to Mumbai- was pending.

“In view of the fact that the ED has informed the media that the request to postpone her attendance is rejected, Rhea has appeared before the ED office,” her advocate Satish Maneshinde said in a statement.

The central finance agency reportedly questioned Sushant’s house manager Samuel Miranda twice – on Wednesday and Thursday – before calling in Rhea and her family for questioning. The team carrying out the investigation also quizzed Sushant’s CA and Rhea’s CA early this week.

The ED on July 31 lodged a case of money laundering after Singh alleged financial irregularities in Rajput’s bank accounts.

The Supreme Court is expected to hear next week Rhea’s plea seeking transfer of the Bihar Police probe to Mumbai Police.

Sushant was found dead in his Bandra apartment on June 14. The actor’s death was reportedly registered as a suicide, and the post mortem reports ruled out any signs of foul play.

A Special Investigation Team of the CBI has announced that it will soon take over the investigation into the case.

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