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Sushant Death Case: ED summons Gaurav Arya for questioning in SSR death case | UPDATES

The Enforcement Directorate (ED), which is probing the money laundering angle in the case of actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death, has summoned hotelier Gaurav Arya for questioning on Monday. Meanwhile, Rhea Chakraborty left DRDO guest house after more than 7 hours of questioning today.

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New Delhi Updated on: August 30, 2020 7:04 IST
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CBI probes Sushant Singh Rajput Death Case

Rhea Chakraborty was interrogated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)  for the second consecutive day, and it lasted for seven hours on Saturday. Rhea was asked about her financial dealings, about hard drives data that were allegedly deleted, etc. The Enforcement Directorate (ED), which is probing the money laundering angle in the case of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death, has summoned hotelier Gaurav Arya for questioning on Monday, officials said on Saturday. A top ED official connected with the probe said, "We have summoned Arya for questioning in connection with the case on Monday at our Mumbai office."

The CBI moved one step ahead with the investigation as it began questioning Sushant Singh Rajput's girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty who is the main accused in the mysterious death of the actor. She was quizzed again on Saturday after a 10-hour long interrogation on Friday. During the interrogation, the actress revealed her side of the story about how she met Sushant and their live-in relationship for the last one year. The actress has been asked to appear again before the CBI. Besides Rhea, her brother Showik, Sushant's flatmate Siddharth Pithani, house manager Samuel Miranda, personal staff Neeraj Singh have also been questioned on Friday.

ALSO READ | 5 revelations by Rhea Chakraborty in Sushant Singh Rajput death case during CBI interrogation

On the other hand, the ED and Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) are also probing the various angles into the case, along with the CBI. While NCB summoned Gaurav Arya, ED quizzed Jaya Saha. In her statement to the Enforcement Directorate, Jaya Saha said that she never supplied CBD oil to Sushant Singh Rajput or Rhea Chakraborty.

 
She further said, "Sushant had contacted and informed me that he suffered from depression. I suggested him to take the CBD oil with tea and coffee for relaxation." Saha told the ED that the oil she suggested was completely legal and easily available on shopping portals. She added, "I knew about the oil as I also suffered from depression and used the oil. It helped me calming my mind and relax. It controlled my anxiety disorders."

While Rhea claimed that Sushant was into drugs long before she came into his life, the late actor's family and ex-personal Assistant Sabir Ahmed have rubbished the claims. Sushant's sister Shweta shared WhatsApp chats of Rhea, her brother Showik, Samuel Miranda, Siddharth Pithani and others in which they can be seen talking about 'doobie.'

Initially, the Mumbai Police which registered an accidental death report, had interrogated Rhea and 55 others, followed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and now the CBI, with the Narcotics Control Bureau in the queue to probe the drugs angle.

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  • 11:12 PM (IST) Posted by Tripti Karki

    Rhea to appear before CBI again on Sunday

    Rhea Chakraborty has been summoned by the CBI again on Sunday. As per the CBI sources, there will be cross-questioning between her and Siddharth Pithani.

    (Abhay Parashar)

  • 9:38 PM (IST) Posted by Tripti Karki

    Rhea reaches her residence after 7-hour CBI interrogation

    Rhea Chakraborty was interrogated by the CBI for the second consecutive day, and it lasted for seven hours on Saturday. Rhea was asked about her financial dealings, about hard drives data that were allegedly deleted, etc.

  • 9:04 PM (IST) Posted by Tripti Karki

     In a fresh development in the case of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said on Saturday that the government will send all complaints it has received against film producer Sandip Ssingh to the CBI.

    "I have received many complaints and requests to investigate the relationship between Sandip Ssingh and the Bharatiya Janata Party, pertaining to his connections with Bollywood and drugs. I will send these pleas to the CBI for a probe," Deshmukh told mediapersons here.

    To a query as to why the government did nothing for the past over two months in the matter, the minister retorted by asking why the BJP government, which ruled the state for five years, did not act against Ssingh.

    Ssingh is the producer of a biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and has been seen hobnobbing with leading BJP leaders in the past.

  • 7:38 PM (IST) Posted by Tripti Karki

    Anup Jalota remembers Sushant Singh Rajput

    Singer Anup Jalota has quashed claims that late actor Sushant Singh Rajput had strained relationship with his sisters, saying they had a very good bond. There have been several claims indicating that Sushant had a troubled relationship with his family, and that he maintained a distance from his kin.

    Sushant's friend Smita Parikh dispelled this theory by tweeting a picture of a party, which the late actor attended with his sister Priyanka and her husband Siddharth. Parikh wrote: "One of the mehfil we had at my house last year when Sushant with sister Priyanka and hubby Siddharth attended it this for those who said Sushant didn't meet the family for years and they had no bonding."

    Singer Anup Jalota is also seen posing in the picture.

  • 6:45 PM (IST) Posted by Tripti Karki

    The Narcotics Control Bureau probing the drug angle in Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death has hinted at not collecting blood and nail samples of his girlfriend and prime accused Rhea Chakraborty instead identifying peddlers, who provided drugs to them on regular intervals would be the bigger focus of their probe.

    This comes even as Rhea went for a series of interviews to TV channels, just hours ahead of her questioning by the CBI, and claimed those drug deliveries mentioned in three different chat transcripts between her and others were meant for Sushant alone.

    In one of the interviews, Rhea expressed her desire to submit her blood sample for drug presence, as was earlier also mentioned by her lawyer.

    However, a top NCB source told IANS: "This was a clever move as fresh samples can never detect presence of drugs in the blood after more than a week. The blood sample test is only effective if it is conducted within a week."

    The source said: "It's already been more than two months. So the agency will get nothing from the blood samples."

  • 5:03 PM (IST) Posted by Tripti Karki

    According to CBI sources, Rhea Chakraborty is being questioned about Sushant and Disha Salian's depression and details of her foreign travels. The CBI had asked Rhea Chakraborty to bring all the documents related to her foreign visits. Rhea told CBI that she never knew Disha Salian well and doesn't have a clue about her death.

    (Report Abhay Parashar)

  • 5:00 PM (IST) Posted by Tripti Karki

    Shweta Singh Kirti, sister of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, has demanded boycotting a film that has been co-produced by Karni Sena member Surjeet Singh Rathore. On Saturday, Shweta took to her Twitter account and reacted to a couple of posters of the film titled "Shashank". The two posters have been shared by trade analyst Komal Nahta on his verified account.

    Nahta captioned the posters: "Teaser Poster of ‘Shashank', based on a young star's mysterious death and nepotism in Bollywood. Under the banner of Roar Productions. Producer Marut Singh. Directer Sanoj Mishra. Film stars Arya Babbar, Rajveer Singh. Shooting will be in Patna, Lucknow & Mumbai. PR #AltairMedia." Reacting to the posters, Shweta twzted: "Boycott the film and the one who is promoting it!! #BoycottAltairMedia."

  • 4:04 PM (IST) Posted by Tripti Karki

    Gaurav Arya will cooperate with ED probe: Lawyer

    Goa-based hotelier Gaurav Arya, who has been formally summoned by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with a money laundering case filed against Rhea Chakraborty, will "fully cooperate" with the probe, his lawyer said on Saturday. Speaking to reporters outside Arya's resort in North Goa's Anjuna beach village, Delhi-based lawyer Manu Sharma also said that Arya, whose WhatsApp chats with Rhea have gone viral, will be present at the ED office in Mumbai as directed through official summons.

    "He will be present at the Mumbai ED office to give his statement... We will cooperate fully," Sharma said. The lawyer also refused to respond to allegations made against Arya and his reported links to Chakraborty, late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's former girlfriend.

    "I cannot share any response to allegations. We will give it to the agency," Sharma said.

  • 1:47 PM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Sushant's 2018 Thailand trip with Sara Ali Khan quashes claustrophobia claims by Rhea

    A close friend of Sushant shared that in 2018, Sushant had planned a trip to Bangkok for Sara Ali Khan as they were said to be dating at that time. The actor had also hired a private plane for the trip and stayed at a luxurious island hotel in Bangkok. The video shows Sushant excitedly exploring the plane. On that trip, along with Sushant and Sara, the late actor's friends Kushal Zaveri, Abbas, Sabir Ahmed and Mushtaq were also present. Sara Ali Khan and Sushant worked together in the movie 'Kedarnath' and started dating.

    Check out the video here.

  • 1:45 PM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    EXCLUSIVE: CBI considers Polygraphy test for Rhea Chakraborty, others

    The Central Bureau Of Investigation is probing Sushant Singh Rajput's death case. The central agency questioned Rhea Chakraborty yesterday for more than 10 hours and now IndiaTV sources have said that the CBI is considering conducting polygraphy test on Rhea Chakraborty and others. Sources said that after Rhea's second round of questioning, the CBI will take a final decision on conducting the polygraphy test. Rhea and others could be called to Delhi where polygraphy test will be done in the CFSL lab.

    READ FULL STORY HERE

  • 1:29 PM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Rhea Chakraborty reaches DRDO guesthouse

    Sushant's girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty reaches the DRDO guesthouse for CBI interrogation. Today is the second day of the interrogation of the actress. She was summoned on Friday as well and was quizzed for 10 hours.

  • 12:25 PM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Mumbai police will provide protection to Rhea Chakraborty whenever she commutes from her residence to the DRDO guest house. This is being done on the request of Central Bureau of Investigation: Mumbai Police official

  • 12:16 PM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Sushant's video from 2018 Thailand trip surfaces

    Sushant Singh Rajput had planned a trip to Thailand in 2018 with Sara Ali Khan and five other friends. He always wanted to fly a plane and the video shows him excitedly exploring the plane. The video rubbishes Rhea Chakraborty's claim that Sushant had claustrophobia and used to take medicine before getting into a flight.  

  • 11:13 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Sushant's flatmate Siddharth Pithani, cook Neeraj and Keshav reach DRDO guesthouse

    Sushant Singh Rajput's flatmate and creative team member Siddharth Pithani, cook Neeraj and staff member Keshan have reached the DRDO guesthouse where the CBI team investigating the case has been staying.

  • 10:10 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja
  • 9:56 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Gaurav Arya is currently in his Goa resort. Manu Sharma is Gaurav Arya's lawyer. Arya will appear before ED officials on August 31 at 11 am.

    The lawyer has claimed that Gaurav Arya is innocent and is not a drug dealer. He will also cooperate in the legal investigation.

    The resort he is staying at is named Tamarind Hotel in Goa.

    (Rajesh Kumar)

  • 9:54 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    NCB in action mode today in Sushant Death case

    Narcotics Control Bureau team is in action mode. On Friday, NCB Deputy Director KPS Malhotra arrived at the Mumbai office at around 1 pm and left at 9 pm. Four people were called, they were suspects and informers who were there for 8 hours for intense questioning,

    According to sources, ED handed over some important evidence to NCB. It consists of names of drug peddlers and NCB is searching for them

    NCB has activated all its informers. They also in contact with some foreign informers living in Mumbai. All these informers are given the task of gathering information related to Rhea Chakraborty, Showik Chakraborty, Gaurav Arya, Jaya Shah, Samuel Miranda and others.

    NCB has cleared that CBI, ED want to complete the inquiry. NCB has clearly said that their job is only to break up the nexus syndicate. Official sources also claim that it will not summon Rhea.

    (Jay Prakash and Abhay Parashar)

  • 6:56 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Sushant's ex-assistant Sabir Ahmed: If Sir consumed drugs, I'd have known

    Sabir Ahmed, former personal assistant of Sushant Singh Rajput, says the actor never consumed drugs till at least the time he worked and stayed with him. Sabir's claim comes at a time when the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has started probe into a possible drug angle into Sushant's death case and when the actor's family has alleged that he has been drugged.

    "I worked with Sushant Sir off and on, taking breaks in between. My last stint with him was from December 2018 to around January or February 2019. I took leave in February," Sabir told IANS.

    READ FULL STORY HERE

  • 6:55 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Sushant's sister leaks WhatsApp chat of Rhea, Showik and others

    Shweta Singh Kirti, sister of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, on Friday night shared screenshots of several WhatsApp chats from last year where actress Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik are seen ordering someone to get doobie, which Google defines as cannabis cigarette. In another conversation, Samuel Miranda sends photographs of blueberry kush. In still another chat, Siddharth Pithani confirms whether Sushant has got the doobs.

    READ FULL STORY HERE

  • 6:53 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    CBI questions Rhea Chakraborty for over 10 hrs in Sushant Singh Rajput death case

    The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday questioned Rhea Chakraborty here in connection with the mysterious death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput for over 10 hours and she has been asked to appear again. According to CBI sources, agency officials questioned Rhea about her relationship with Sushant. The agency has summoned her again in the coming days. Rhea arrived at the DRDO guesthouse at around 10.20 a.m. and was questioned till 8.30 p.m.

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