Jacqueline Fernandez detained: In connection with the Sukesh Chandrasekhar scam case, actor Jacqueline Fernandez was stopped from boarding a flight at the international airport in Mumbai. The actor was flying out of the country to attend a show.
The action was taken by the immigration officials because of a Look Out Circular (LOC) issued by the Enforcement Directorate against Fernandez.
Look Out Circular (LOC) is issued to ensure that a person who is involved in a criminal case does not leave the country.
Since an investigation is ongoing in a 200 crore rupees scam by Sukesh Chandrashekar and the actor’s name has repeatedly cropped up due to involvement with the conman, the agency did not want Fernandez to leave the country. According to sources, the actor may be now taken to Delhi for further questioning.
What was the Sukesh Chandrashekar case?
Conman Sukesh Chandrashekar had allegedly extorted two hundred crore rupees from a businessman’s wife while he was lodged in Tihar jail in connection with a different case. The conman had promised that businessman’s wife to help out with his release from jail, as he too was in custody. After Chandrasekhar was arrested it was revealed that he was in touch with numerous Bollywood personalities.
Soon after ED summoned Bollywood actors Jacqueline Fernandez and Nora Fatehi for questioning. News reports from December 5 suggest that Fernandez had received a number of expensive gifts from Chandrashekar like pets, jewellery and crockery. They had started talking in January 2021 and Chandrashekar used to speak to her over the phone even during his time in jail.
In addition to the expensive gifts, he had also booked a chartered flight for the actor, by spending eight crore rupees on it, so that the two of them could meet. There were also claims that he had sent a huge amount of money to her relatives.
Previously, Chandrashekhar’s lawyer claimed that the accused conman was in a relationship with her but Fernandez had denied it.
Chandrasekhar and his wife, actor Leena Maria Paul are currently in jail in connection with the scam case, it is being alleged that the operation was run with help of jail officials and other prisoners at the Tihar jail.
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