Jacqueline Fernandez, an actress, has been charged in a 200-crore extortion case.

  • Aug. 17, 2022, 12:54 p.m.

Actor Jacqueline Fernandez has been named as an accused in the money laundering case against conman Sukesh Chandrashekar, who faces charges of extortion amounting to a massive 200 crore.

The actor has been named as an accused in the supplementary chargesheet filed in a Delhi court by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), which is probing the money trail in the extortion case. Earlier, Delhi Police had arrested Chandrashekar for allegedly extorting around 215 crore from Aditi Singh and Shivendra Singh, members of the former promoters of pharmaceutical giant Ranbaxy. Taking cognizance of the Delhi Police case, the ED started its money laundering probe.

The ED's first chargesheet mentioned how Chandrashekar used the allegedly swindled money. In its supplementary chargesheet, it has alleged that Chandrashekar gave Fernandez gifts worth over 5 crore from the sum he swindled. It has named the actor as an accused, alleging that she was aware that the gifts were bought from the proceeds of the crime.

"Sukesh Chandrasekhar had given various gifts worth 5.71 crore to Jacqueline Fernandez from the proceeds of crime generated by criminal activities including extortion." "The ED then said in a statement that he had put Pinky Irani, his long time associate and co-accused in this case, to deliver the said gifts to her."

Earlier, the ED had attached assets belonging to the actor and had also questioned her. The agency in April provisionally attached 7 crore in assets of the actor under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

The ED has alleged that among these gifts were a horse worth 52 lakhs and a Persian cat worth 9 lakhs. The agency has also alleged that Chandrashekar gave huge sums of money to the family members of Ms. Fernandez.

Ms. Fernandez is a Sri Lankan national and made her debut in the Hindi film industry in 2009.

The ED has arrested a total of eight people in this case. These include Chandrshekhar and his wife, Leena Maria Paul.

Author : Rajdhani Delhi Representative

Rajdhani delhi representative

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