The family of Sushant Singh Rajput, who was found dead at his Mumbai apartment last month, has lodged an FIR against his friend and fellow actor Rhea Chakraborty and five others at the Rajiv Nagar police station in Patna.
Rajput’s father K K Singh, a retired engineer, lives in Patna.
The FIR was lodged on Saturday under IPC Sections 306 (abetment of suicide), 341 (wrongful restraint), 342 (wrongful confinement), 380 (theft), 406 (criminal breach of trust), and 420 (cheating). Patna Central Inspector General of Police Sanjay Singh confirmed the FIR against Chakraborty.
A four-member team of the Patna Police has left for Mumbai to investigate the matter. “We have already spoken to Mumbai Police to seek their cooperation,” said an officer.
A police officer said Rajput’s family has accused Chakraborty of using his credit cards during a Europe tour.
Several Bihar politicians including RJD leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav and LJP leader Chirag Paswan have been demanding a probe into Rajput’s death.
Parth Pawar, the son of Maharashtra Finance Minister Ajit Pawar had also met state Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Monday, with a request to consider transferring the probe to CBI.
On Monday, the Mumbai Police had recorded the statement of film director Mahesh Bhatt as part of its investigation into the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The police is set to record the statement of film producer and director Karan Johar later this week. The Indian Express had reported that the Mumbai Police received the actor’s viscera report last week and ruled out foul play.
So far, the Mumbai Police have recorded statements of 40 people so far in connection with the case, including actors, journalists and those working for the actor. It has also issued summons to several actors in this connection, including Kangana Ranaut.
Sushant Singh Rajput case timeline
June 14: Sushant Singh Rajput found dead
June 20: Statements of 14 individuals, including his family members, recorded
June 27: Two former employees of Yash Raj Films questioned about the actor’s contract with YRF
July 8: Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s statement recorded
July 9: Shekhar Kapur e-mails his statement to police
July 18: YRF chairman Aditya Chopra’s statement recorded
July 22: Movie critic Rajeev Masand called in for questioning
July 28: Father files case against actor’s friend Rhea Chakraborty