Conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar used to spoof call actor Jacqueline Fernandez from Tihar jail, Enforcement Directorate (ED) sources said on Tuesday.
Conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar used to contact Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez through caller ID spoofing from Tihar jail, Enforcement Directorate (ED) sources said on Tuesday.
The financial probe agency on Monday recorded the witness statement of Jacqueline Fernandez in connection with a money laundering case lodged against Sukesh Chandrasekhar.
The sources said that Sukesh Chandrasekhar had hidden his real identity and used to talk to the actor by portraying himself as a big personality.
“When Jacqueline started believing Sukesh, the conman also started sending her expensive flowers and chocolates as a gift,” sources added.
ED officials have more than two dozen call records of Sukesh, on the basis of which they were able to find out about the fraud with Jacqueline.
The agency did not divulge more details of Sukesh’s spoof calls to the actor due to security reasons.
Sukesh had also made another famous female celebrity his target through call spoofing from Tihar Jail, sources added.
Last week, the ED raided a bungalow in Chennai owned by conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar. Lodged at Delhi’s Rohini jail as an under trial, Sukesh Chandrashekhar has been accused of extorting Rs 200 crore from a businessman over a period of one year. He also has over 20 other cases of extortion against him and operated a racket from inside his jail cell.
Sources said that Jacqueline Fernandez possibly became a victim of Sukesh Chandrasekhar’s racket.
Meanwhile, the remand of Sukesh Chandrasekhar under the Delhi Police’s Economic Offences Wing (EOW) has been extended for four more days. The EOW had registered a case against the conman and took him into custody as evidence continued to stack up against him.
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