In connection with the money laundering investigation, Jacqueline Fernandez appeared before the Patiala House court today. Delhi Police is investigating Jacqueline Fernandez to see if she collaborated in the extortion racket run by con man Sukesh Chandrashekhar. Fernandez has been identified as an accused by the Enforcement Directorate in the money laundering case.
Actress Jacqueline Fernandez was named as an accused in a charge sheet submitted on August 17 by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), which is looking into the money trail in the extortion case and has connections to Chandrashekar. Later, the ED questioned actor Nora Fatehi on the same matter.
On November 10, Fernandez arrived at Delhi’s Patiala House Court in connection to the case. The court heard arguments on the bail petition moved by her.
The Delhi court reserved an order on the bail for tomorrow. Earlier, she was granted interim bail in the matter and the ED opposed the bail saying she tried to flee the country.
10 Things Jacqueline Fernandez Case
- The Enforcement Directorate informed the Delhi court today that actress Jacqueline Fernandez attempted to flee the country while she was being investigated in a 200-crore extortion case involving imprisoned conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar.
- The ED also claimed to the court today that Ms Fernandez interfered with evidence during the inquiry by deleting data from her mobile phone, opposing the Bollywood actor’s normal bail application. Ms Fernandez, according to the ED, has not been assisting the investigators.
- She intended to leave India but was unable to do so since her name was on the list of persons who needed to be prevented from leaving, according to the ED’s statement in the court record.
- The ED claimed that Ms Fernandez simply refused to cooperate when she was placed face-to-face with the other suspects in the case and given the evidence, adding that she acted in a way that was not conducive to the inquiry.
- Sukesh Chandrashekhar, a convict in Delhi, is accused of cheating numerous people, including Aditi Singh, the wife of former Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Mohan Singh.
- According to the ED, the alleged conman gave Ms Fernandez and Nora Fatehi, another actor, lavish items including luxury cars.
- Furthermore, according to the investigators, Ms Fernandez was aware of Sukesh Chandrasekhar’s involvement in criminal cases and his marital status, but she decided to ignore these facts and conducted business with him.
- In a letter to his lawyer, jailed con man Sukesh Chandrasekhar claimed that Jacqueline Fernandes was unrelated to the Rs 200 billion scam. He said that everything was given to her as part of their relationship, including pricey presents and cars.
- The con man further claimed that he received Rs 200 crore for his attempts to secure the release of the former owner of Ranbaxy.
- Sukesh additionally asserts in the letter that he owns a coal mining company in Indonesia as well as shares in hotels and news channels, all of which he claims were sold off. In the letter, he also asserted that he lobbied for arms and defence transactions.
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