Swara Bhasker feels that agencies such as the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will have to be focussing on more ‘serious cases’ than investigating Rhea Chakraborty’s imaginable role in Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. While the ED is taking a look at allegations of Rhea misappropriating Sushant’s funds, the CBI is probing the abetment to suicide charge against her.
Talking to NDTV, Swara said, “I think that what Rhea has been subjected to is absolutely horrifying. As a young person from that industry, it is rather relatable and very scary that social media allegations and rantings of one or two blue-tick verified accounts on social media could in reality lead to a person getting caught and being accused of such serious crimes.”
“I intent, we are talking approximately money laundering. The ED is investigating this young woman. These are the people who will have to be bringing back Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi but what are they investigating? The CBI is supposed to be probing in reality serious cases and this is what they’re investigating. What has happened to Rhea is shameful and shocking,” she continued.
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On Tuesday, Rhea used to be arrested by the Narcotics Regulate Bureau (NCB), which is taking a look into the drug angle of Sushant’s death. The arrest used to be made under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act. “Rhea is an active member of a drug syndicate and used to administer finance for drug procurement at the side of the late actor,” the NCB had said in its remand application.
Rhea’s lawyer Satish Maneshinde condemned the arrest and called it a travesty of justice. “Travesty of justice. Three central agencies hounding a unmarried woman just because she used to be in love with a drug addict who used to be suffering from mental health issues for several years and died by suicide because of consumption of illicitly administered medicines, drugs,” the senior advocate told ANI.
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