Sushant Singh Rajput Death Case LIVE Updates, August 7, 2020: The Enforcement Directorate began the investigation in the money laundering case filed against Rhea Chakraborty. The agency questioned Rhea Chakraborty, Shruti Modi, Samuel Miranda and summoned Siddharth Pithani to record his statements on Saturday. Also Read - Sushant Singh Rajput Death Case Latest News: CBI Registers FIR Against 6 Accused And Others, Gets in Touch With Bihar Police
Actor Sushant Singh Rajput death case is now being investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation, while the Supreme Court is hearing a separate petition filed by Rhea Chakraborty seeking the Mumbai transfer of the FIR filed by SSR’s father accusing her of abetment to suicide of his son. The Enforcement Directorate is investigating a money laundering case against the actor in relation to the said FIR. Also Read - Sooraj Pancholi Says 'People Will Drive me to Suicide' After Being Linked to Disha Salian And Sushant Singh Rajput's Alleged Suicides
09:00 pm: Rhea Chakraborty comes out of the ED office in Mumbai after being questioned for nearly nine hours by the officers in the money laundering case against her. Also Read - Rhea Chakraborty Case: IPS Vinay Tiwari Breaks Silence, to Move Supreme Court Against BMC For Forcibly Quarantining Him
07:00 pm: Shruti Modi stepped out of the ED office after being questioned for nearly six hours in the Rhea Chakraborty money laundering case.
04:32 pm: IPS Vinay Tiwari was released by the BMC in the morning. He was spotted at the Mumbai airport, taking a flight to Patna where he will be resuming his duty back. The case that was being probed by the Bihar Police has now been transferred to the CBI.
03:30 pm: Rhea Chakraborty’s brother Showik Chakraborty went out for sometime and returned to the office with police personnel by his side.
02:50 pm: It is reported that Samuel Miranda, Sushant Singh Rajput’s former associate and roommate was grilled by the ED for nine long hours.
02:05 pm: Sushant Singh Rajput’s former business manager Shruti Modi reaches the Enforcement Directorate office in Mumbai.
01:40 pm: Sushant Singh Rajput’s roommate Siddharth Pithani summoned by the ED to record the statements on August 8.
12:20 pm: Rhea Chakraborty reaches the ED office in Mumbai to record her statement in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case
11:45 am: The Bihar government filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court citing Sushant’s father’s complaint, and opposed Rhea Chakraborty’s plea that sought transfer of the case from Patna to Mumbai. In the affidavit, the government mentioned that “She over-dosed him with drugs and then spread the word that he was mentally ill.”
Read the full story here: Rhea Chakraborty ‘Over-Dosed’ Sushant Singh Rajput With Drugs, Bihar Govt Tells Supreme Court
09:50 am: Actor Rhea Chakraborty’s request to the Enforcement Directorate to defer her questioning in the money laundering case has been rejected by the agency. The actor had requested the agency to wait till the next hearing of the Supreme Court before interrogating her.
09:10 am: Actor Sushant Singh Rajput death case is going to be investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The SIT with the CBI has registered an FIR against Rhea Chakraborty and six others including three of her family members in the case. After the FIR, the Enforcement Directorate also filed a money laundering case against the actor. The agency had asked Rhea to record her statement by Friday. However, now, as revealed by the actor’s lawyer, she has requested the ED to defer her questioning until the Supreme Court’s hearing the case that is scheduled for the next week.
Now, in a new development in the case, IPS Vinay Tiwari, who was ‘forcibly quarantined’ by the BMC after he reached Mumbai to lead the team investigating the abetment of suicide case against Rhea, has been released.
08:40 am: IPS Vinay Tiwari released by the BMC
08:20 am: Call Log Details of Sushant Singh Rajput shows he discussed a new film
Now, another important detail in the case has come out. As per a report published in Mumbai Mirror, the call log details of the late actor show him in conversation with his talent manager, a film producer, and a film director about a new film that he was keen on doing. The report suggests that on June 13, SSR had talked about finalising a new film in the day over a conference call.
The call details from June 8 (when Rhea left the late actor’s residence) till June 14 (when he died) has been accessed by the daily and it shows that on June 13, Saturday, the late actor received five calls from his talent manager between 2:15 pm and 2:30 pm. The report added that SSR was excited about this new project and was asking about the cast and the script. The conversation lasted around 11 minutes.
The log details also reportedly show that no conversation took place between SSR and Rhea between June 8 to June 14 and he called up his sisters multiple times. A source close to the Mumbai Police told the daily: “A few calls were also exchanged between Sushant Rajput and his sisters. The talent manager’s statement has been recorded by the Mumbai Police”.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday this week, the SC gave a three-day window to all the parties to submit their replies in the petition filed by Rhea seeking the transfer of the FIR from Patna to Mumbai. The same time period has been given to the Mumbai Police to submit a status report of their investigation. The decision on the matter will be taken next week. Meanwhile, Rhea has also been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate in the money laundering case that the agency filed against her after the FIR with the Bihar Police.
Rhea and six others have been booked by the CBI for the abetment of suicide, criminal breach of trust, cheating, and theft. While the case has now been registered and the CBI is also in touch with the Bihar Police for the investigation that they have conducted in the matter, the orders from the Supreme Court are still awaited.