Gaurav Arya, who runs a hotel in the coastal state, has been asked to depose before the central probe agency at its office in the Ballard Estate area of Mumbai on August 31. The summons was stuck at his property in Goa as the agency was not able to get in touch with him, reported
Arya is being called after the ED came across some mobile phone messages reportedly sent by actor and Rajput’s live-in partner Rhea Chakraborty to him in 2017 and they purportedly indicate discussion of certain banned narcotics.
The ED has also intimated the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) about these purported drugs-linked chats and the anti-narcotics agency is now probing these leads.
According to the news agency
PTI, it is expected that the NCB will soon summon various people who feature in the “WhatsApp conversations” that were obtained by the ED from two mobile phones of Rhea after forensic cloning.
Rhea is expected to be called for the NCB grilling later.
The ED’s case filed under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) stems from an FIR filed by Rajput’s father on July 25 with the Bihar Police in Patna against Rhea, her father, mother Sandhya Chakraborty, brother Showik, Rajput’s manager Samuel Miranda and Shruti Modi and unknown persons, accusing them of cheating and abetting his son’s suicide.
Rajput’s father has also alleged financial irregularities in his complaint to the police.
(With inputs from PTI)
Bidding Farewell To Sushant Singh Rajput – An Actor & A Technopreneur
The Final Goodbye
Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide shocked everyone. The Mumbai police reported on Sunday that he was found hanging his Bandra apartment.
The 34-year-old actor was known for his remarkable journey from the small screen to big banner movies despite several controversies.
Here’s a look at his journey from a new entrant to being a superstar and a technopreneur.