Actor Jacqueline Fernandez Laundered Money, Says Enforcement Directorate

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  • Jacqueline Fernandez has been named an accused in the supplementary chargesheet filed in a Delhi court by the Enforcement Directorate.
  • The charge sheet will be filed under PMLA.
  • Sukesh Chandrashekar is currently lodged in Tihar Jail.

ED on Wednesday named Sri Lankan model Jacqueline Fernandez as an accused in the money laundering case against conman Sukesh Chandrashekar, who faces charges of extortion amounting to a massive Rs 200 crore.

ED will file a supplementary chargesheet against the film actress in Delhi’s Patiala House Court today. This charge sheet will be filed under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). This supplementary chargesheet will be done in the recovery case of Suresh Chand Shekhar, who is lodged in Tihar Jail.

It is also being alleged that the actress spoke to Sukesh while he was in jail. In the recent interogation the actress had told officials that she was in touch with Sukesh Chandrasekhar since 2017 and that the conman had told her that he belonged to late Jayalalithaa’s family. “I have been speaking to Sukesh since February 2017. In August 2021, he was arrested, after which I never met him. He told me that he is the owner of Sun TV and from the political family of Jayalalithaa.”

The actress had also mentioned that her sister took a loan of $1,50,000 from Chandrasekhar and accepted that he transferred around Rs 15 lakh to the account of her brother who lives in Australia. Previously, the ED had attached Jacqueline’s assets worth Rs 7 crore. The luxury gifts received by Jacqueline include diamond earrings, bracelets, Birkin bags, Louis Vuitton shoes and a mini cooper car among other things.

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