The Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Central Bureau Of Investigation (CBI) continue probing the Sushant Singh Rajput death case. While ED is focussing on the money-laundering angle, the CBI is looking into death itself. Today (September 3) the ED has called in Varun Mathur and Rishabh Thakkar, along with Showik Chakraborty for questioning. All three have been called at 11 am. Meanwhile, the CBI has summoned Rhea’s father Indrajit, Sushant’s friend Siddharth Pithani and the actor’s home staff, Neeraj for questioning.
Varun Mathur, Sushant Singh Rajput’s business partner was called in by the ED yesterday (September 2) as well. He had arrived for the questioning with his lawyer. Mathur is being questioned regarding Innsaei Ventures Private Ltd, the company that he formed along with Saurabh Mishra and Sushant Singh Rajput in the year 2018. The firm was launched on April 26, 2018, with only two directors – Saurabh Mishra and Varun Mathur. However, in May 2018, Sushant Singh Rajput joined the firm as the third director. Today as well, the ED will maintain their line of questioning to further understand if the company account was used to siphon off funds, as alleged by Sushant Singh Rajput’s father, KK Singh.
National-level billiards and snooker player, Rishabh Thakkar, has also been called in by the ED for further questioning. Thakkar, who is a friend of Rhea Chakraborty, was summoned on Tuesday (September 1) by the ED as well and was grilled for over 8 hours over WhatsApp group chats recovered from Rhea’s phone involving discussion on dealing in doobies.
Showik Chakraborty, Rhea’s brother, on the other hand, has also been summoned for questioning after his name appeared in several drugs-related chats with alleged drug peddlers. The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) even arrested Zaid Vilatra, a drug peddler, yesterday (September 2), who further revealed he had ties with Showik. A new set of WhatsApp chats between Showik and an alleged drug peddler, accessed by India Today, show him discussing buying and selling of drugs. The chats also suggest that Showik put some other people in touch with the said drug dealer. In addition, the chants also mention Zaid, who was earlier arrested by the NCB. The ED today, will be quizzing Showik on his drug connections, where these new chats could come into play.
Parallel to the ED’s probe, the Central Bureau Of Investigation (CBI) continues its inquiry. Today (September 3) Rhea Chakraborty’s father Indrajit, Sushant’s flatmate Siddharth Pithani and staff member Neeraj have been called for questioning. Yesterday (September 3), Rhea’s father Indrajit and mother Sandhya were interrogated by the CBI for over 10 hours. Yesterday, among other things, they were asked about Sushant and Rhea’s relationship, since when the two have been dating, and if they were to make any investments together. Today too the CBI will continue on a similar line of questioning to further understand the financial links between Rhea and Sushant. It is, however, unclear if Rhea’s mother Sandhya has been summoned along with Indrajit.
Rhea, on the other hand, hasn’t been called in for questioning today, as per CBI sources.
The CBI, in their investigation so far, hasn’t found any proof of murder in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case, and therefore, it has been investigating the case as suicide and/or abetment to suicide.