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The Enforcement Directorate (ED), which is investigating the misappropriation of Rs 15 crore from Sushant Singh Rajput’s bank account, has found a clue to the multi-crore transaction. According to a news website, the investigating agency came to know that Sushant was paid a dubious Rs 17 crore for the film ‘Rabta’ in 2017. The director-producer of the film was Dinesh Bijan, who had earlier questioned ED. Bijan is currently in Dubai.
Vijayan could not provide documents related to foreign budget
India Today quoted sources in its report as saying that Dinesh Bijan was questioned by the ED last month and was asked to submit documents relating to the money given to Sushant in his film. Bijan also submitted some documents. However, he was not able to submit the documents related to the budget for the shooting abroad in Hungary.
The investigating agency suspects that he is getting money through Hawal
According to the report, producers are paid some amount for shooting abroad, which can be up to 20% of the shooting budget in the respective country. This is called a foreign park.
ED suspects that producers show foreign governments, especially European countries, by increasing their spending details so that they can pay more and pay actresses. The investigating agency also suspects that the money was sent to India from abroad through their Hawal channel.
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According to the report, when Dinesh Bijan could not submit the payment documents, the ED raided his house. At this point, documents related to the film’s budget were found. These documents show that the budget of the film was Rs 50 crore and out of this Rs 17 crore was given to Sushant Singh Rajput.
The ED’s investigation has been going on for about 4 months
On July 31, a month and a half after Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, on July 31, ED filed a money laundering case against Riya Chakraborty, her brother Shovik, father Indrajith, mother Sandhya, Sushant’s house manager Samuel Miranda and manager Shruti Modi. The case has been filed on the basis of an FIR filed by Sushant’s father KK Singh in Patna.
KK Singh alleged that all the accused had embezzled Rs 15 crore from Sushant’s bank account. The EC has so far questioned more than two dozen people in the case, including the main accused, Sushant’s former staff and former talent managers.