MUMBAI: CBI on Friday questioned actor Rhea Chakraborty for the first time in connection with the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Rhea was interrogated for around 10 hours along with her brother Showik to get a clearer picture of their personal equation with Rajput as well as their joint business ventures with the late actor. Rajput’s friend Siddharth Pithani was questioned separately.
CBI officials allowed Rhea to go around 9.30 pm following which she approached Santacruz police station to complain about the aggressive behaviour of media persons at her residential building. Since their arrival in Mumbai on August 20, the CBI team has been piecing together the last few hours before Rajput’s death. The agency had questioned members of his staff who were present in the flat when he allegedly ended his life.
Rhea is under the scanner in the abetment to suicide case being investigated by the agency based on allegations by Rajput’s family members. Showik, who is also a suspect in the case, was questioned for 15 hours on Thursday too.
In an interview to a TV news channel on Thursday, Rhea had denied the allegations, stating Rajput’s sister had been staying with him in the last few days before his death and, hence, she was in a better position to explain the actor’s frame of mind. Rhea claimed she had shared all the details with investigating agencies as she herself wanted to know the truth
On Thursday, the Enforcement Directorate, which is probing a related money laundering angle, examined Rhea’s bank locker in her father’s presence and found jewellery worth several lakhs.


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