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ED to name Jacqueline Fernandez as accused in Sukesh Chandrasekhar case

Update : 17 Aug 2022, 14:10

Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez has been named an accused in a supplementary charge sheet filed by the Enforcement Directorate in the Rs 200 crore extortion case against conman Sukesh Chandrashekar.

In the charge sheet, the allegation made against Jacqueline is that she has benefitted from the proceeds of crime. In the last few months, she has been summoned multiple times by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). She has also admitted before the central agency of meeting Sukesh on two occasions and claimed that she was unaware of the money laundering case.

Jacqueline Fernandez came under the scanner of the authorities when she was mentioned in the charge sheet filed by the ED in the Sukesh Chandrashekhar fraud case. Sukesh made startling revelations during his questioning by ED and shared that the actress received a gift worth crores from him. Chandrashekhar's claims were further fueled after a picture of Jacqueline kissing him on the cheek went viral. In October, the actress, along with Nora Fatehi was summoned for questioning. However, the former skipped summons, after being grilled once before in August. Nora Fatehi on the other hand is said to be the recipient of a luxury car by the conman.

Chandrashekhar has been accused of running a Rs 200-crore extortion racket from jail by bribing jail officials in crores. The ED has also stated that he used a wide network to launder money and that he'd use it to buy movable and immovable properties. The matter came to light after Aditi Singh, the wife of former Ranbaxy promoter Shivinder Singh, lodged a complaint against Sukesh. As per sources, she paid Rs 150 crore cash in numerous tranches to the co-accused Deepak and Pradeep Ramnani.

As of now, Jacqueline's team and the ED are yet to issue an official statement regarding this. 

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