Jacqueline Fernandez appears before the Enforcement Directorate in the money laundering case
Jacqueline Fernandez appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday. The actress was questioned in a money-laundering investigation involving alleged conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar and others. The ED will record the statement of the actress under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), officials said.
She has already been grilled by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) at least twice in this matter, during which she was also presented with Chandrshekhar. The agency believes she is a “beneficiary” of Chandrashekhar’s suspected proceeds of crime after he conned and extorted money from a number of high-profile individuals.
The ED had filed a charge sheet under the PMLA Act naming a few Bollywood actors, including Bollywood actress Fernandez, as witnesses on 4th December .
The charge sheet had been taken into consideration by the court, and the agency had been asked to provide copies of the charge sheet to all of the defendants. The charge sheet case will be adjourned until December 13th. The ED authorities remained tight-lipped about the situation. In addition to Jacqueline, another Bollywood actress, Nora Fatehi, has testified as a witness in the case.
The agency raided Chandrashekhar’s home in August, seizing a sea-facing mansion in Chennai, Rs 82.5 lakh in cash, and more than a dozen expensive cars. It said in a statement that Chandrashekhar is a “renowned conman” who is being investigated by the Delhi Police in connection with a case of suspected criminal conspiracy, defrauding, and extortion of Rs 200 crore.
“The fraud’s mastermind is Chandrashekhar. Since the age of 17, he has been a part of the criminal underworld. “He is the subject of many FIRs…,” the ED had stated.