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Bollywood Divas In Money Laundering Case: Delhi Police Quizzes Jacqueline For 8 Hrs, Noora To Make Appearance

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By: Alok Singh | New Delhi
Updated: September 14, 2022 13:05
Actress Jacqueline Fernandez was earlier quizzed for eight hours at Mandir Marg Police Station on September 15   
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Delhi Police Economic Offences Wing (EOW) on Wednesday questioned Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez for at least eight hours, in connection with the ₹200-crore money laundering case involving conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar.

Meanwhile, another diva, Nora Fatehi, has been called for questioning on Thursday in the same case. She has to appear before EOW at 11 am. As per investigative agencies, Fernandez and Fatehi, while being friends of Chandrashekhar, received expensive gifts from the alleged conman.

Dressed up in a white top and blue jeans, Fernandez arrived at the Mandir Marg police station in Delhi at around 11 am. A few minutes before, one of Chandrashekhar’s aides, Pinky Irani, also came to EOW.

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Irani is the one who, according to police sources, introduced Chandrashekhar to Fernandez. She would remain in touch with Chandrashekhar (while he was in jail) through video conferencing. Irani also purchased gifts for Fernandez.

Sources said during the questioning, both – Fernandez and Irani – were confronted with each other. Both also indulged in the arguments in front of the EOW sleuths.

Sources told The New Indian that Fernandez was asked multiple questions related to her connection with jailed fraudster Sukesh Chandrashekhar. She was asked why she was accepting costly gifts from Chandrashekhar despite knowing that he was a fraudster.

They also asked her to get the list of gifts which Chandrashekhar had given her. Sources also said during questioning, Fernandez also got emotional once. The EOW officer may call her again for questioning in the coming days.

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Nora Fatehi

 

 

Fatehi is another actress who was very close to Chandrashekhar and also got several luxury and costly gifts from him.

Special Commissioner of Police (EOW) Ravindra Yadav said that both the actresses have no direct connection with each other in this case. “Since Pinky is here, we need to clarify a few things,” Yadav told the media.

Police also said Fernandez was summoned by EOW officials related to the case on Monday but did not appear, citing a prior commitment. The Sri Lankan actress had sought time after 15 days. However, the police didn’t allow her that much time and asked her to appear on Wednesday instead.

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The same money laundering case is also being investigated by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). In its supplementary charge sheet filed recently, the agency said that Fernandez was aware of Chandrasekhar’s criminal past but continued with financial transactions with him. She is a co-accused in the charge sheet filed before a special PMLA court.

The ED also said that Chandrasekhar used the proceeds of the crime to gift valuable items and cars to her and her family in India and abroad.
In April, the agency attached her properties worth ₹7.27 crore. The properties under the scanner were those received by her in the form of gifts from the conman.

A native of Karnataka’s Bengaluru, Chandrashekhar is currently lodged in a jail in Delhi. He is accused in more than 10 criminal cases. He was reportedly running a racket that allegedly extorted ₹200 crore when he was lodged in Rohini jail.

The conman also extorted money from jailed former Ranbaxy owner Shivinder Singh’s wife Aditi on the pretext of getting her husband released.

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