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NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate on Friday registered an investigation in the Sushant Singh Rajput case against actress Rhea Chakraborty and others to probe money laundering charges allegedly made by the late actor’s father.

An FIR filed by Bihar police was made the basis for the ED to register an investigation under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). Recently, the anti-money laundering agency had also sought UP police’s FIR against gangster Vikas Dubey, who was killed in an encounter, to probe money laundering charges.

Rajput’s father Krishna Kishore Singh has lodged an FIR in Patna against Chakraborty, her family members and six others alleging abetment to suicide. Bihar police has also slapped charges of cheating, theft and wrongful confinement against the accused, besides abetment of suicide. Mumbai police is already probing Rajput’s death and has recorded the statements of several Bollywood celebrities, including Chakraborty.

There are unverified allegations of money being siphoned off from Rajput’s accounts for which the ED has sought bank statements and records of other financial transactions from Mumbai and Bihar police.

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