The ED is questioning actor Jacqueline Fernandez in connection with the Rs 200 crore extortion case involving conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar.
Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez is being questioned by the Enforcement Directorate in the Rs 200 crore extortion case involving conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar. After skipping questioning four times, Jacqueline appeared before the ED’s Delhi office around 3 pm on Wednesday.
Sources say the actor’s statement is being recorded under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
Jacqueline Fernandez’s financial transactions and her alleged association with Sukesh Chandrashekhar are under the scanner of the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
While investigating the money trail, sources say, the investigators learnt about the alleged link between Jacqueline Fernandez with the conman. The ED is also trying to find out if there were any financial transactions between Sukesh Chandrashekhar and Jacqueline Fernandez.
The ED had recorded Jacqueline’s statement on at least one earlier occasion in connection with the case. In her first statement, she allegedly told the investigators that she was also a victim of Sukesh and denied any wrongdoing.
Conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar, along with his wife and actor Leena Paul, is in ED custody along with five others in connection with the Rs 200 crore extortion case.
Earlier this month, actor and performer Nora Fatehi was also questioned by the agency over her reported links with Sukesh Chandrashekhar and his wife Leena Paul.
Fatehi’s spokesperson later issued a statement last week saying that the actor did not have any personal links with conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar. “Nora Fatehi has been the victim around the case and being a witness, she is co-operating and helping the officers in the investigation,” the statement said.
Conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar landed on the ED’s radar after it was found that he had been extorting money from inside Delhi’s Tihar jail.
A native of Bengaluru, he was arrested in 2011 and then again in 2017 in connection with a bribery case.