Jacqueline Fernandez appears before probe agency ED: ₹ 200 crore money laundering case

New Delhi: Bollywood’s famous actress Jacqueline Fernandez today appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for questioning in connection with its probe into the over Rs 200 crore money laundering case against alleged thug Sukesh Chandrashekhar. Jacqueline Fernandez appeared before the federal agency at around 3.30 pm after failing to appear on her summons at least three times earlier.

Fernandez, 36, had once appeared before the federal agency in August and recorded his statement under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in the case.

It is understood that the agency wants to confront Sukesh Chandrashekhar, the main accused in the case and his actress wife Leena Maria Paul, to confront them and re-record their statements. He said the probe agency wanted to understand some of the money and transactions allegedly linked to Fernandez in this case.

29-year-old actress and dancer Nora Fatehi had recorded her statement in the matter with the Enforcement Directorate last week. Nora Fatehi’s representative had said that she had been a victim of the case and being a witness, she was cooperating and helping the authorities in the investigation.

Sukesh Chandrashekhar and Leena Paul were recently arrested by the Enforcement Directorate, while they were already lodged in a local jail, after they were taken into custody by the Delhi Police for duping some people, including Fortis Healthcare. Some high-profile individuals like Aditi Singh, wife of former promoter Shivinder Mohan Singh, were also involved.

In August, the ED had raided some premises of Sukesh Chandrasekhar and seized a sea-facing bungalow in Chennai, ₹82.5 lakh in cash and over a dozen luxury cars.

A statement had claimed that Sukesh Chandrashekhar is a ‘known thug’ and is being investigated by the Delhi Police for alleged criminal conspiracy, cheating and extortion of around Rs 200 crore.