Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez will, on Monday, appear before Patiala House Court in connection with the Rs 200 crore extortion case involving multi-millionaire conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar.
According to claim sources Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez has been charged in the Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) supplementary chargesheet against accused Sukesh Chandrasekhar in the Rs 200 crore money laundering case on August 17.
On August 31, presiding judge Praveen Singh accepted a supplementary chargesheet filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and asked Fernandez to appear before the court.
Recently, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had filed its second supplementary charge sheet in the case naming her as an accused.
Jacqueline Fernandez was investigated by Economic Offences Wing(EOW)
Jacqueline Fernandez joined the probe on September 14 in the Rs 200 crore extortion-cum-fraud case involving multi-millionaire conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar, who is under investigation by the Economic Offenses Wing (EOW) of the Delhi Police.
The EOW had earlier adjourned its inquiry on his request and fixed the matter for today. Fernandez’s associate Pinky Irani has also been summoned to join the probe and both may be questioned together. Chandrashekhar was arrested for allegedly cheating and extorting money from some high-profile people, including former Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Mohan Singh’s wife Aditi Singh. Many Bollywood actors and models have been questioned by the Enforcement Directorate for their alleged links to Chandrashekhar.
Bollywood actress and dancer Nora Fatehi was also involved in the Rs 200 crore extortion-cum-fraud case and was also questioned by EOW along with Jacqueline Fernandez.
Fernandez received gift of Rs 5.71 crore
The police also called Pinky Irani, a common friend of Sukesh and Fernandez, to join the investigation. “He allegedly helped Sukesh get in touch with Fernandez. He is known to both of them. They were confronted during interrogation to get more clarity in the case,” a senior police officer said earlier.
“Sukesh made various gifts of Rs 5.71 crore to Jacqueline from proceeds of crime generated by criminal activities including extortion. Sukesh delivered all the gifts to Jacqueline through his friend Pinky,” claimed the official.
Nora grilled, Jacqueline summoned
A senior police officer said the actress requested the police to postpone the interrogation which was scheduled to take place on Monday,19th september. After considering her request, the EOW allowed hir to move and adjourned his interrogation.
On 19th september, Jacqueline had reached the EOW office at around 11 am, but she didn’t speak to the media and went straight inside. She was accompanied by her counsels. “She was asked about her relationship with Chandrashekar, and about the gifts and money she received from the conman. Irani and Fernandez both were confronted together,” a source in the EOW said. Jacqueline reportedly confessed that Chandrashekar did help her family. She also said that a few gifts were returned by her.
The EOW officials had recorded the testimony of another Bollywood personality, Nora Fatehi, in connection with the same case.
Bollywood actress Nora Fatehi was questioned by the Delhi Police’s Economic Offenses Wing in the Rs 200 crore extortion case involving millionaire conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar.
She was grilled for about six hours by EOW. “Fatehi reached EOW’s Mandir Marg branch at around 11 a.m. and was questioned till 6 p.m. She can be summoned again if need arises. We have sent summons to Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez to join the investigation in the same matter” an official said.
Jacqueline’s granted interim bail by Delhi court
Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez on Monday, 26th september dressed as a lawyer before entering the Patiala House Court regarding the Rs 200 crore extortion case. Wearing the black robe, she tried to dodge the media, who were present in huge numbers outside the court.
Special Judge of Delhi Court Shailendra Malik granted Fernandez the relief on a personal bond of Rs 50,000 and scheduled the next hearing in the case for October 22.