MUMBAI: The city police will seek the help of a forensic auditor to examine the financial transactions of actor Sushant Singh Rajput (34) who was found dead in his Bandra flat on June 14. Police commissioner Param Bir Singh told TOI, “We will appoint a forensic auditor to verify all transactions from Sushant’s account. As of now, the probe does not indicate any fraudulent transfer to Rhea or her family members.”

The commissioner said Sushant had Rs 18 crore in his bank account till last year, but he had incurred various expenses. “Sushant’s account shows a balance of Rs 4.5 crore which includes some fixed deposits. His CA’s statement has been recorded and we haven’t found any misappropriation of funds,” Singh said. A police source said they had found out through Sushant’s lawyer that he had paid Rs 2.5 crore GST and donated approximately Rs 3 crore for flood relief in Assam and Kerala.

Singh said the statements of 56 people have been recorded. On allegations about a party at Sushant’s flat, he said, “We have obtained CCTV footage of June 13 and 14 from Sushant’s building, but we did not get any evidence of a party. Also, no politician’s name has come up in the probe so far.”

Bandra police have questioned Rhea twice to know why she left Sushant’s flat on June 8. “Rhea has said she left because she was stressed. Sushant’s sister, who was with him after Rhea moved out, also left on June 13,” an officer said.

The officer said Rhea, in her statement, has also said she had some disputes with Sushant’s family. “She has spoken about his mental illness and shared the doctors’ prescription. Rhea has said Sushant had not been keeping well since they returned from their Europe trip in October 2019.”

The commissioner said the statements of Sushant’s father, three sisters and brother-in-law O P Singh (who holds the additional director general rank) were recorded on June 16. At that time, they neither raised suspicion nor complained about any lapse in the probe. “They met the joint commissioner of police later in June too, but did not show any interest in lodging an FIR. Later, we repeatedly followed up for re-recording their statements, but they kept giving excuses,” he said.

Mumbai police spokesperson, DCP Shahaji Umap, said O P Singh had sent WhatsApp messages to then DCP (Zone IX) asking him to look into the matter. “The then DCP asked him to file a written complaint which is mandatory for any inquiry or action. However, O P Singh wanted this to be resolved informally, which he was told was not possible,” said Umap.

In a video statement released on Monday, Sushant’s father K K Singh has said the family had given a written complaint to the Bandra police on February 25 alerting them about a threat to Sushant’s life.