Noted Bollywood actor from Sri Lanka, Jacqueline Fernandez, is once again under the scanner of the Enforcement Directorate (ED). The ED has attached assets worth Rs 7.12 crore to Jacqueline Fernandez in the extortion case against conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar. The attached assets include a fixed deposit worth Rs 7.12 crore under Jacqueline Fernandez.
The ED has estimated that Sukesh had given gifts worth Rs 5.71 crore to Jacqueline using the extorted money. He had also given funds of close to US dollar 173,000 and around 27,000 Australian dollar to close family members of Jacqueline.
Sukesh is currently involved in a five-year-old cheating case involving politician TTV Dhinakaran. He was placed under arrest by the ED on April 4 in relation to the case.
Sukesh Chandrashekhar got in touch with Jacqueline through her makeup artist, Shaan Muttathil.
Earlier, the Sri Lankan-origin actor was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in multiple sessions in connection with the over Rs 200 crore money laundering case.
Last year, Sukesh was arrested by the ED for extorting Rs 215 crore from a Delhi businessman’s wife by impersonating officials of the Home Ministry and Law Ministry. The ED had summoned her for questioning in the investigation against Sukesh. Jacqueline appeared before the ED in October 2021, where she was questioned for seven hours.
The chargesheet of the case revealed that Sukesh sent expensive gifts worth over Rs 10 crore to Jacqueline Fernandez.