Delhi's Patiala court has taken cognizance of The Enforcement Directorate's chargesheet against Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez. She is summoned on September 26.
New Delhi: Delhi’s Patiala court has taken cognizance of the Enforcement Directorate’s chargesheet against Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez. She is summoned on September 26.
The Enforcement Directorate named Jacqueline Fernandez as an accused in a case involving extortion for Rs 215 crore. The Bollywood actress was also chargesheeted by the ED earlier this month.
According to sources, the ED discovered Jacqueline to be the recipient of the proceeds of the extorted money. The ED thinks she knew that extortionist Sukesh Chandrashekhar was a conman. Key witnesses and accused have admitted in their statements that Jacqueline Fernandez was frequently in touch with Sukesh through video calls to communicate. Sukesh also acknowledged that he had given gifts to the Sri Lankan actress.
Earlier, the ED had discovered that Sukesh Chandrashekhar had gifted several valuable items worth Rs 10 crore to Fernandez. Hence, the ED has attached assets of the Sri Lankan actress worth more than Rs 7 crore under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.
An investigation is in progress against Sukesh Chandrashekhar in over 32 criminal cases by the probing agencies of numerous state police and three central agencies—CBI, Enforcement Directorate, and Income Tax.