Enforcement Directorate (ED) questioned actress Jacqueline Fernandez on Monday regarding in connection with a money laundering case that involved jailed conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar, according to reports. The actress has before been investigated in the case, also. According to reports, Jacqueline knew Sukesh well and by some accounts, was in a relationship with him. Be that as it may, the actress has being quite about the same.
On Monday, Jacqueline showed up at the ED headquarters, following the summons of a federal agency to keep her assertion in the case. In April, the agency had attached assets worth ₹7.27 crore of the actress for the case filed under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002.
ED’s present case is based on an FIR filed by the Delhi Police’s Economic Offences Wing (EOW) against the alleged conman, who was contacting people by spoofing calls to dupe them. The numbers reflecting on their mobiles appeared to be from government officials, and he claimed to be a government officer offering to help people at a price. Both Sukesh and his better half, actor Leena Maria Paul, were arrested by the Delhi Police in September 2021 for their alleged role in a duping case.
During the investigation, Sukesh Chandrasekhar told officers that he had given different gifts worth ₹5.71 crore to Jacqueline, a large number of which were from the proceeds earned by crimes, including extortion. The ED said that in addition to these gifts Sukesh had additionally given funds worth $172,913 and Aus $26,740 to close family members of Jacqueline.