Actor Jacqueline Fernandez appeared earlier than the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday for questioning in reference to an over Rs 200 crore cash laundering case being probed towards alleged conman Sukesh Chandrashekar, officers mentioned.
The actor deposed earlier than the federal company round 3:30 pm after skipping its summons a minimum of 3 times earlier.
Her assertion was recorded beneath the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), they mentioned.
Fernandez, 36, has as soon as appeared earlier than the federal company on this case in August and had recorded her assertion.
It is known that the company desires to confront her with some new proof and query her together with the primary accused within the case Chandrashekhar and his actor spouse Leena Maria Paul.
Sources mentioned some funds had been allegedly transferred by Chandrashekhar from accounts linked to him to these associated to the relations of Fernandez. In this connection, some financial institution accounts in India and in Dubai are beneath the scanner of the company.
The company, the officers mentioned, desires to grasp some path of funds and transactions which might be allegedly linked to Fernandez on this case.
Actor and dancer Nora Fatehi, 29, recorded her assertion with the ED final week on this case.
Fatehi’s consultant had mentioned that she is the sufferer within the case and being a witness, she is cooperating and serving to officers within the investigation.
Chandrashekhar and Paul had been not too long ago arrested by the ED whereas being lodged in an area jail after they had been taken into custody by the Delhi Police on costs of dishonest some folks, together with some high-profile people like former Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Mohan Singh’s spouse Aditi Singh.
In August, the ED had raided a few of Chandrashekhar’s premises and seized a sea-facing bungalow in Chennai, Rs 82.5 lakh money and over a dozen luxurious vehicles.
It had claimed in a press release that Chandrashekhar is a “known conman” and is being probed by the Delhi Police in a case of alleged felony conspiracy, dishonest and extortion to the tune of about Rs 200 crore.
“Chandrasekhar is the mastermind of this fraud. He has been part of the crime world since the age of 17. He has multiple FIRs against him and is presently lodged in Rohini jail (in connection with the Delhi Police case),” the ED had mentioned.
Despite being within the jail, Chandrashekhar “did not stop conning” folks, it had mentioned.
“He (with a cellphone procured illegally in prison) with the help of technology, made spoof calls to dupe people as the numbers displayed on the called party’s phone number belonged to senior government officers. While speaking (from prison) to these people, he claimed to be a government officer offering to help people for a price,” the ED had claimed.