ED summons Nora, Jacqueline in money laundering case
Bollywood actors Jacqueline Fernandez and Nora Fatehi were summoned by Enforcement Directorate (ED) for questioning on October 14 in connection with a money laundering case lodged against conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar.
Nora Fatehi was asked to appear before the ED's Delhi office. Earlier, the ED had recorded Jacqueline's statement on multiple occasions in August and September in connection with the case.
Sources told a leading daily that Nora Fatehi's statement would be recorded under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in a cheating case lodged against Sukesh Chandrasekhar.
The agency, according to sources, is probing if there was any financial transaction between conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar and Jacqueline and Nora Fatehi.
Sukesh Chandrashekhar, who is lodged at Delhi's Rohini jail as an undertrial, has been accused of extorting Rs 200 crore from a businessman over a year. He also has over 20 other cases of extortion registered against him. He even operated a racket from inside his jail cell.
The ED also raided the residence of Sukesh's wife - Leena Maria Paul - who is suspected of being involved in the case. Paul, an actor, has worked in multiple movies - mostly Malayalam. She also had a part in the John Abraham-starrer 'Madras Café'.
Sukesh Chandrashekhar, his wife Leena, four other associates and a few jail officials were arrested by the Delhi Police's Economic Offences Wing.
Jacqueline has been summoned on October 15 by ED.