Since the actor’s suicide in June, Sushant Singh Rajput’s family have been fighting for his justice. Not able to accept that their son committed suicide, the family left no stone unturned.
Sushant Singh Rajput’s family appealed to all government agencies to look into the matter and bring light on the truth.
Two months after it began probing the late Bollywood actor’s bank accounts and financial activities as part of its money-laundering probe, the Enforcement Directorate has found that his family apparently had no idea about his finances, which is why they suspected large-scale misappropriation of funds after his death.
The ED has found no evidence of money-laundering or suspicious movement of funds from any of the actor’s bank accounts so far, a source familiar with the probe told a leading newspaper.
However, its scrutiny of certain small transfers from his bank accounts is still underway, with investigators seeking to establish the nature of the transactions and the recipients, the source added.
Rajput’s body was found hanging in his Bandra flat by four of his flatmates on June 14. The ED registered an Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR) on July 31 under provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). The ECIR was based on a July 25 first information report (FIR) registered by the Patna police against six people, including Rajput’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty.
The FIR was filed on a complaint by Rajput’s father KK Singh who accused Rhea Chakraborty and the others of controlling his son’s life and finances for their own benefit.
Rajput’s family had alleged that Rs 15 crore was siphoned off in tranches over the course of a year from one of his bank accounts, which contained around Rs 17 crore, to accounts he had no connection with. In his complaint, Rajput’s father had asked investigators to verify if any of the accused had received funds from the actor’s bank accounts or credit cards.
An ED source said, “So far nothing suspicious or irregular has been found in the ED probe into Sushant’s finances, including those pertaining to transactions from his bank accounts, funds and other financial activities. The probe is still on, though.”
When asked about his family’s allegations that Rs 15 crore had been transferred from his account to unconnected accounts, the source said,
“It appears there were some misconceptions on their part. Sushant’s family had no idea about his finances or how he conducted his financial activities. For instance, he made payments, including taxes, through his chartered accountant/s and of course the family would not have known about such things.”
“Some part of Rajput’s funds, of small value, are still missing. We are still trying to find out where they went, to whom and why,” the source added.
But the ED has not found any direct, irregular transfer to Chakraborty’s accounts. Since Rajput and Chakraborty were dating, investigators believe there could have been small transactions between them.