Tuesday, July 16, 2024

ED Summons Jacqueline Fernandez Again in Money Laundering Case – N.F Times


The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned actress Jacqueline Fernandez for another round of questioning on Wednesday regarding a money laundering case linked to alleged conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar, said official sources.

The 38-year-old Sri Lanka-origin Bollywood actor has previously faced the agency’s inquiries in connection with the case, which involves the purported swindling of prominent individuals, including Aditi Singh, the wife of former Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Mohan Singh, amounting to approximately Rs 200 crore.

The ED has accused Chandrashekhar of using this illicitly acquired money, termed “proceeds of crime,” to buy gifts for Fernandez.

New evidence has reportedly led the agency to seek further questioning of Fernandez. Although the actor had not appeared before the ED by 1:30 pm, her legal representatives did meet with ED officials regarding the summons.

In a charge sheet filed in 2022, the ED claimed that Fernandez had accepted expensive gifts, jewellery, and other valuable items from Chandrashekhar. Fernandez has undergone questioning by the ED at least five times previously in relation to this case.

Jacqueline has always mentioned she was innocent, claiming she was unaware of Chandrashekhar’s purported illegal activities.


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