It appears the ongoing case pertaining to Sushant Singh Rajput is getting more deeper rooted into controversy. With more and more people getting involved in the case, it has now come to light that the lawyer representing Sushant Singh Rajput’s father, Vikas Singh, has commented on recent developments regarding the financial angle in the case of the actor’s death. His father, with the family’s backing, has accused Sushant’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty of abetting his suicide and misappropriating his funds.
Following this accusation, Rhea is being investigated by three central agencies – the Central Bureau of Investigation, the Narcotics Control Bureau and Enforcement Directorate – and was released from jail last week, after having spent nearly a month behind bars on drug-related charges.
“Yes, Sushant’s family was not aware about his finances. That is because the family never interfered with them or tried to control him. The ED’s investigation is on and the findings will be known once the probe is over,” Vikas said while speaking to an Indian daily, reacting to reports that there was no evidence of unusual transactions being made to Rhea’s account. “We had shared our concerns with the investigating agencies and asked for a probe into whether some part of his funds went to the accused. His chartered accountant was changed and one of his sisters, Priyanka, was edged out of his life.”
Another Indian daily was quoted as saying, “So far, nothing suspicious or irregular has been found in the 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 source was also questioned about the family’s claims that INR15 crore had been removed from Sushant’s account, to which the source responded, “It appears there were some misconceptions on their part. The family had no idea about his finances or how he conducted them. For instance, he made payments, including taxes, through his chartered accountant/s and of course, the family would not have known about such things.”
Rhea’s lawyer Satish Maneshinde rejected all the allegations against her. “There was no transaction or fund transfer between Sushant’s bank accounts and those of Rhea or her family members. Rhea had no business dealings with Sushant. She did not control or associate herself with Sushant’s finances,” he said.