Rajput death: ED tightens noose around actress Rhea



New Delhi/Mumbai

Actress Rhea Chakraborty faces more trouble as the Enforcement Directorate on Friday filed a money laundering case against her and her family on the basis of a Bihar police FIR in which Sushant Singh Rajput’s father has accused them of abetting the Bollywood actor’s suicide.

Chakraborty (28), meanwhile, broke her silence over the FIR filed against her to say ‘Satyamev Jayate’ (truth shall prevail), and that she had “immense faith in god and the judiciary”. She said this in a brief video statement released through her lawyers.

The chorus for a probe by the CBI into Rajput’s death case which was getting murkier by the day also grew louder with Lok Janshakti Party  leader and Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan saying only the central agency can do justice in the matter amid

what he called a “tussle” between the Bihar and Mumbai police.

Union minister Prakash Javadekar said he expects a free and fair probe into the death case to ensure that truth comes out.

“I expect a free and fair probe so that the truth comes out. Talent should get scope in the film industry,” said the Information and Broadcasting Minister.

A Bihar police team, which is in Mumbai to investigate the FIR registered in Patna against Chakraborty, recorded the statement of Rajput’s ex-girlfriend Ankita Lokhande, in which she is reported to have said the late actor was not under depression, a police official said.

The 34-year-old actor, who was dating Chakraborty, was found hanging in his apartment in Mumbai’s Bandra area on June 14.