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ED grills Jacqueline in case over Rs 200 cr extortion


Published : 21 Oct 2021 09:55 PM | Updated : 23 Oct 2021 10:28 AM

Bollywood diva Jacqueline Fernandez was interrogated by the officials of Enforcement Directorate (ED) in Delhi in connection with “substantial” money transfers to her account by conman Sukesh Chandrashekar. 

According to sources, the money trail of Chandrshekar’s illegal deals revealed huge transfers to Jacqueline’s brothers and her sister’s accounts, and the transfers were also made to their Dubai accounts.

 This time Jaqcueline was interrogated as an accused, who allegedly assisted Chandrashekar to launder “proceeds of crime”. Sukesh Chandrashekar, who is behind bars, reportedly laundered Rs 200 crore collected for fixing illegal deals in government departments.

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Earlier, Jacqueline had skipped the summons at least thrice. As per the sources, the actress had reportedly cited 'professional commitments' behind her no-show. Earlier, when she got interrogated by ED in Delhi on August 30 for almost five hours, the actress, who was said to be a victim of the extortion racket, shared crucial details with the ED officials. 

Notably, Chandrasekhar used to send chocolates and flowers to Jacqueline and used spoofing technology for communication, hiding his real identity. Jacqueline reportedly fell prey to Sukesh Chandrashekar's racket through his girlfriend and partner Leena Paul.

 Talking about the case, Sukesh ran an extortion racket from inside the jail and extorted Rs 200 crores from a businessman.

Meanwhile, it's not only Jacqueline whose name has cropped up in the case. Recently, Nora Fatehi also got summoned in the case by the NCB, after which she showed up at the ED office in Delhi on October 14th. 

Post this, on behalf of the actress, her spokesperson has issued a statement saying that 'Nora has not been a part of any money laundering activity. She does not know or have any personal connection with the accused and has been called by ED to strictly help with the investigation.  -Times of India

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