Jacqueline questioned by ED in a money laundering case
Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez was yesterday questioned as a witness in a money laundering case, Enforcement Directorate sources stated. This was in connection with an alleged multi-crore extortion racket operated by one Sukesh Chandrashekar, a "known conman" who is also an accused in bribery matter involving the Election Commission.
"She is not an accused, but is being examined as a witness in the case against conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar," sources in the Enforcement Directorate reveealed, referring to the 36-year-old Sri Lankan movie star.
On August 24, the probe agency had said that it had seized a sea-facing bungalow in Chennai, ₹ 82.5 lakh cash, and over a dozen luxurious cars in connection with the money laundering case against Chandrashekar.
The case is based on an FIR of the Delhi police's economic offences wing against him and others over alleged criminal conspiracy, cheating, and extortion to the tune of about ₹ 200 crore.
"Sukesh Chandrasekhar is the mastermind of this fraud. He has been a part of the crime world since the age of 17. He has multiple FIRs against him and is presently lodged at the Rohini jail," the Enforcement Directorate had said in the statement for following last week's raid.
It has also been alleged that he took money from TTV Dhinakaran, leader of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhakam's (AIADMK) 'Amma' faction, to bribe poll panel officials in connection with the dispute over the party's 'two leaves' election symbol.
Meanwhile, Jacqueline has been busy with several projects. She shot for 'Bhoot Police' in Dharamshala with Saif Ali Khan, Arjun Kapoor and Yami Gautam late last year. She will also be seen in 'Attack' with John Abraham.