New Delhi: Bollywood Actor Nora Fatehi has been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with a money laundering probe against Sukesh Chandrasekar and Leena Paul.
Chandrasekar and Paul were arrested by Delhi Police for allegedly duping the family of Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Singh of around ₹ 200 crore. The summons comes after the agency took cognisance of Delhi Police’s case in this matter.
Agency sources say Ms Fatehi has been called to ascertain connections to the accused.
The case is based on an FIR by Delhi Police’s economic offences wing that accuses Chandrasekar and Leena Paul of criminal conspiracy, cheating, and extortion.
“Sukesh Chandrasekar is the mastermind of this fraud. He has been a part of the crime world since the age of 17. He has multiple FIRs against him and is presently lodged at the Rohini jail,” the Enforcement Directorate said last month after raids on his properties.
In August the central agency said it had seized a sea-facing bungalow in Chennai, ₹ 82.5 lakh in cash, and over a dozen luxury cars in connection with the case against him.
Last month a second Bollywood actor, Jacqueline Fernandez, had also been summoned for questioning, but she skipped her summons.
It would have been the second time Ms Fernandez was questioned in this case; in August she was questioned for over five hours.
Sources said Chandrasekar had been in touch with the actor, who is from Sri Lanka, through calls and messages, and the agency wanted to question her on this subject.