The Enforcement Directorate questioned Jacqueline Fernandez as a witness in the 200-crore money laundering case against Sukesh Chandrashekar. The officials said that she isn’t an accused and is rather a victim of the fraud.
Sukesh Chandrashekar had reportedly come to know about Jacqueline Fernandez through his partner Leena Paul. Sukesh Chandrashekar is the alleged mastermind of the money laundering racket.
The officials from the Enforcement Directorate told NDTV, “She is not an accused, but is being examined as a witness in the case against conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar.” They also added that Fernandez shared crucial details in her statement recorded over five hours.
Fernandez’s statement and the ED investigation also revealed that a top-rated Bollywood actor had fallen into the money laundering racket of Sukesh Chandrashekar. The name of the actor isn’t made public yet.
The ED officials told the press last week, “Sukesh Chandrasekhar is the mastermind of this fraud. He has multiple FIRs against him and is presently lodged at the Rohini jail.”
The money laundering case was investigated based on an FIR filed by Delhi Police’s economic offences wing against Sukesh Chandrashekar. Enforcement Directorate seized a sea-facing bungalow in Chennai, ₹ 82.5 lakh in cash, and over a dozen luxury cars in connection with the case on August 24.
According to reports, he also took money from the leader of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhakam’s ‘Amma’ faction, TTV Dhinakaran to bribe Election Commission officials in connection with the dispute over the party’s ‘two leaves’ symbol.
ED had also summoned Yami Gautam in connection to another money laundering case. The actor has been called for questioning by the Enforcement Directorate for a case of violation of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA). ED officials said in their statement, ” The agency has summoned Gautam to appear before it on July 7 to record her statement.”