NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached properties of Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez worth Rs 7.27 crore in connection with a money-laundering probe involving conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar.
An ED source said that the agency has attached the properties of Fernandez which she received in the form of gifts from Chandrasekhar. The action has been taken under provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
The Sri Lankan-origin actor was questioned by the ED in multiple sessions in connection with Rs 200 crore money laundering case being probed against Chandrashekhar and his partner Leena Maria Paul, also an actor. Chandrasekhar and Paul were arrested by the ED.
Besides Fernandez, the ED has also quizzed another Bollywood actor, Nora Fatehi in connection with the case.
In December last year, the ED filed a charge sheet under the PMLA naming a few Bollywood actors, including Fernandez, as witnesses. In the same month, the 36-year-old actor was first stopped by the immigration authorities at the Mumbai airport on the basis of a Look Out Circular (LoC) issued by the agency.
ED officials then reached the Mumbai airport and disallowed her from traveling abroad and asked her to remain in the country to join its investigation.
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