Jacqueline Fernandes's troubles increased, ED made accused in recovery case of Rs 215 crore related to thug Chandrashekhar.
Mumbai: The troubles of Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez have increased once again. The ED has made the actress an accused in the extortion case of Rs 215 crore. According to the latest information, ED will file a charge sheet against Jacqueline today. The actress is yet to be arrested as the court is yet to take cognizance of the chargesheet, though she will not be allowed to travel outside the country.
The ED has also attached more than seven crore properties of Jacqueline. According to media reports, the ED believes that Jacqueline knew from the beginning that Sukesh Chandrashekhar was a swindler and he was an extortionist. Earlier, The ED had found that Sukesh had sent gifts worth Rs 10 crore to Jacqueline. The ED has so far attached assets worth more than Rs 7 crore of actress Jacqueline under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. The ED has also questioned Jacqueline Fernandez several times for her alleged relationship with Sukesh Chandrasekhar.
The cheating case is based on an FIR registered against Sukesh and others in the Economic Offenses Wing (EOW) of Delhi Police for alleged criminal conspiracy, cheating and extortion of around Rs 200 crore. The ED has arrested a total of eight people in this case. These include Chandrshekhar and his wife Leena Maria Paul. Ms Fernandez is a Sri Lankan national and made her debut in the Hindi film industry in 2009.
ED in its statement after the raid had said, “Sukesh Chandrasekhar is the mastermind of this fraud. He has been a part of the crime world since the age of 17. ED seized Sukesh’s sea-facing bungalow in Chennai on August 24. 82.5 lakh in cash, 2 kg gold and over a dozen luxury cars were seized from her bungalow. The ED has also recorded Jacqueline’s statement several times under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.