Rhea was in a live-in relationship with Sushant Singh Rajput, left him on June 8
Bank records of the late actor suggest that large transactions were made for Rhea and her family.
Late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's father KK Singh had recently filed an FIR in Patna accusing six people, including actress Rhea Chakraborty, for abetment to suicide. Following this, in her petition to transfer the case to Mumbai, Rhea told the Supreme Court that she has been falsely implicated in the FIR registered in Bihar. Rajput was found dead at his Mumbai residence on June 14.
The actress told the apex court that she also received many death and rape threats after Sushant's death. She explained that the deep trauma she was suffering due to the loss of Sushant, was being further multiplied due to the constant media glare the case is receiving.
She further said in her electronically filed plea that she was in a live-in relationship with Sushant till June 8.
"In peculiar facts and circumstances of the present case, the petitioner has been falsely implicated in the present case filed by at the instance of Krishna Kishore Singh," the plea stated. "He committed suicide on the morning of June 14 at his Bandra residence by hanging himself. The petitioner was summoned and she had visited the Bandra police station on various occasions and her statement was recorded under Section 175 of CrPC.
"The petitioner has filed a complaint at Santa Cruz police station in Mumbai against the death and rape threats. It would be just and expedient, if the transfer of the case is directed from Patna to Mumbai," the plea said. “In Bihar, there cannot be an impartial investigation and thereby she seeks transfer of probe in the FIR registered in Bihar to Mumbai."
Rhea also claimed that Sushant was suffering from depression for some time and was on anti-depressants.
Family blames Rhea
Rajput’s 74-year-old father has levelled several allegations including withdrawing crores of rupees from his son’s bank account and mental harassment, against Rhea and six others, including her family members. KK Singh has also said that he will not be able to go to Mumbai to fight the case due to his health issues.
In his complaint, KK Singh claimed that the actress was behind his son's untimely death. He said that she controlled his life and threatened to end his career if he did not abide by her rules.
According to Mumbai Mirror, KK Singh revealed in the FIR that Sushant wanted to quit films and settle down in Coorg as a farmer. However, Rhea objected to his plans and threatened to disclose his medical reports to the media to prove that he was insane. Sushant’s father further stated that when Rhea realised that Sushant would not listen to her anymore, she left his house with his cash, jewellery, credit cards and laptop.
As per a report by Republic TV, which accessed the actors bank records, several expenses such as flight tickets, hotel stay, tuition fees, shopping, and more were made from Sushant's account for Rhea and her brother Showik. With a balance of over Rs. 4 crores, 62 lakh in November 2019, Sushant's bank balance dropped to just little over Rs. 1 crore in Feb 2020, the bank statement revealed.
“Whenever police from one state go to another state for investigation, then the respective state government and officials cooperate. In this case, it’s unfortunate that they (Mumbai Police) are not cooperating,” Lalit Kishore, Bihar’s principal additional advocate general told ANI.
Actress Ankita Lokhande, who was Sushant Singh Rajput's girlfriend for over seven years, said in a recent interview that she found it tough to belive that Sushant was battling depression and would take his own life. She said that he was a passionate and driven man who has seen tough times in life, only to overcome them and achieve his dreams.
"Forced to speak against Rhea"
A mutual friend of the late actor and Rhea has written in an email to the police that he is being pressurised to make negative statements against Rhea.
According to the Hindustan Times, the mutual friend wrote to Mumbai Police that ‘he is being pressured to implicate’ Rhea in case. In an email to Mumbai Police on 28th July, he claimed to have received at least three phone calls from the late actor’s family where they allegedly asked him to give a statement against Rhea about her expenses when she was with Sushant. The report stated that the email is a part of the petition filed in the Supreme Court by Rhea.