ED questions Bollywood Star Jacqueline Fernandez in money laundering case
The move came nearly two months after the ED attached assets worth Rs 7.27 crore of Fernandez in April end. Read more on Dynamite News:
New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday questioned Jacqueline Fernandez in connection with a money laundering case that involved jailed conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar, sources told.
Fernandez appeared before the ED, following the summons of to record her statement in the case.
The move came nearly two months after the ED attached assets worth Rs 7.27 crore of Fernandez in April end in the case registered under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002.
Investigation with regards to the tracing of proceeds of crime is currently being progressed, as Fernandez has been questioned in the case earlier too.
ED is looking at various people who are directly or indirectly connected to this case. Reports suggest the possibility that money was invested abroad and it was led by conman Chandrasekhar, who is accused in 21 cases.
This ED case is based on an FIR filed by the Delhi Police's Economic Offences Wing (EOW) against Chandrasekhar, who was contacting people by spoofing calls to dupe them.
Both Chandrashekhar and his actor wife Leena Maria Paul were arrested by the Delhi Police in September 2021 for their alleged role in a duping case.
ED investigation has also revealed that Chandrasekhar was running his illegal extortion business from Central Jail, Delhi in connivance with the Jail officials.
Earlier, the ED had seized Chandrasekhar's sea-facing bungalow in Chennai, 26 cars, Indian currency, and valuables worth Rs 45 crore during various raids in the case. (With Agency inputs)