Bihar Police will probe the dying of Sushant Singh Rajput’s former supervisor Disha Salian, as a part of its investigation right into a grievance by the actor’s father accusing his reported girlfriend, Rhea Chakraborty, of illegally transferring Rs 15 crore from his son’s Mumbai checking account and mentally harassing him.
Ms Salian, 28, allegedly killed herself by leaping off a high-rise in Mumbai’s Malad on June 8. Mr Rajput died lower than per week later; his physique was discovered at his residence within the metropolis, with the cops confirming that he had died by suicide.
The inquiry into Ms Salian’s dying will likely be undertaken by the identical cops who’ve been camped in Mumbai to determine if investments made by the 2 corporations arrange by Mr Rajput, together with Ms Chakraborty and her brother, are clear.
“We’re going to examine suicide of Sushant Rajput’s former supervisor, Disha Salian, and also will query his pal Siddharth Pithani, who was staying with the actor for the previous 12 months,” Sanjay Singh, Inspector-Normal of Police (Patna), informed information company PTI.
Mr Pithani, who has been quoted by information company ANI as saying that Mr Rajput’s household requested him to “say some issues” concerning the Rs 15 crore transaction that he had “no concept” about, has additionally been recognized because the registered consumer of a cell SIM utilized by the actor.
Efforts to contact Mr Pithani have been futile to date, Mr Singh informed PTI.
“Our officers are visiting all doable locations associated to this case. That they had additionally visited Rajput’s residence and recreated the scene. Within the coming days, extra persons are more likely to be questioned within the case,” the Inspector-Normal of Police (Patna) stated.
Inquiries into Sushant Singh Rajput’s dying have been difficult by parallel investigations being run by cops from Mumbai and Bihar.
In investigating allegations of monetary irregularities, Bihar Police have insisted they are going to comply with the cash path. Mumbai Police sources, nonetheless, informed NDTV that Mr Rajput’s household made no point out of such suspicions about Ms Chakraborty or the actor’s funds once they first met high officers after his dying.
This has led to a turf warfare with Mumbai Police apparently lower than keen to assist cops from Bihar with paperwork, statements and case particulars. Authorized consultants have additionally questioned Bihar Police’s jurisdiction because the alleged crime occurred in Maharashtra.
On Friday the Enforcement Directorate added itself to the combination, submitting a cash laundering case over “suspicious transactions” on the idea of the FIR filed by Bihar Police.
There have additionally been requires the whole case to be handed over to the CBI, one thing the Maharashtra authorities has refused. The Bihar authorities has stated it’s prepared to take action if Mr Rajput’s household needs.
Nonetheless, the CBI, just like the Enforcement Directorate, has no jurisdiction except the Maharashtra authorities permits it to enter its territory; solely an order from the Bihar Excessive Court docket or Supreme Court docket can overrule this.
In the meantime, the Supreme Court docket is more likely to hear, on August 5, a plea by Rhea Chakraborty that seeks to switch the monetary irregularities case from Patna to Mumbai. The Bihar authorities intends to attempt to block this switch.
Ms Chakraborty, who this week launched an emotional video by which she stated the “reality shall prevail”, has additionally known as for a CBI probe.
With enter from ANI, PTI