Multiple payments to Rhea from KWAN raise suspicion; ED to investigate the matter

This had led Enforcement Directorate to launch its investigation concerning money laundering case against Rhea and her brother Showik.

Shobhit Kalra September 29, 2020
Rhea Chakraborty seeks legal action against ‘media agencies’ who tried to defame her
Rhea Chakraborty seeks legal action against ‘media agencies’ who tried to defame her

Many big names have surfaced in Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case as three federal agencies have been rigorously investigating the high profile case. As many A-listed celebrities, drug-peddlers and a talent management firm by name KWAN have come under NCB scanner after the anti-drug agency got its hands on many evidences against them.

It has been more than three months since the Bollywood star Sushant was found dead in his Bandra flat on June 14 and after nearly a month his father Krishna Kumar Singh filed an FIR against SSR’s live-in partner Rhea Chakraborty and 5 others accusing them of abetting his son’s suicide. In his FIR, late actor’s father had also accused the actress of siphoning off  Rs 15 crore in her account. This had led Enforcement Directorate to launch its investigation concerning money laundering case against Rhea and her brother Showik. However later, based on ED findings a drug angle also emerged as its forensic experts recovered a deleted WhatsApp chat from Rhea’s mobile that involved NCB too.

Where, NCB’s investigation got hold of several employees and bosses from KWAN talent firm who were all allegedly involved in drug procuring to high profile actors, now ED has also found a series of transactions between Rhea and KWAN.

According to a media report, the talent management firm initiated the first transaction of Rs 3,96,825 on March 12, 2019, through RTGS, while the next transfer of Rs 3,68,098 was made after more than a month. Whereas third payment of Rs 1,60,651 was made on May 2 through NEFT. Same month, 4th transaction of Rs 1,72,126 was made from KWAN. The 5th transaction took place on June 4 in 2019 of Rs 1,59,300 via cheque. Later, five other transactions of Rs 2,75,400, Rs 1,36,802, Rs 2,75,400, Rs 1,17,900 and Rs 1,21,125 were recorded on June 25, July 4, July 6, October 4 and November 18, respectively. As per the report, ED will now investigate this drug angle with respect to the KWAN-Rhea transactions too.

Furthermore, Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik Chakraborty’s bail plea with Bombay High Court is currently being heard today and both the siblings had previously also applied for bail which were rejected by Magistrate and session court citing the caress could manipulate the important evidence in SSR’s death case. Rhea was put in Byculla Jail and was arrested on September 9 by NCB under various NDPS charges. The actress was granted 14-days judicial custody by court which was later extended till October 6 by a NDPS court.