Jacqueline Fernandez and Nora Fatehi are summoned by Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a Rs 200-crore money laundering case. This is not the first time that the agency has summoned Jacqueline Fernandez. She was earlier questioned by the ED as a witness in this case and not as an accused. Nora has been asked to be present before the ED on Thursday, while Jacqueline has been asked to appear before the investigating agency on October 15 again.
Nora and Jacqueline have been summoned for questioning as part of an ongoing probe in a Rs 200-crore extortion racket involving conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar.
According to ED, there is a possibility that money was invested abroad and it was led by Sukesh Chandrashekar, an accused in a bribery matter. Previously, Ed had raided Sukesh and his wife’s house.
Sukesh is currently in ED’s custody. ED has also said that Bollywood celebs like Jacqueline Fernandez and Nora Fatehi are active participants in this entire case.
The case came into limelight when an FIR was filed by Delhi Police’s Economic Offences Wing (EOW) against Sukesh and others over alleged criminal conspiracy, cheating, and extortion of about Rs 200 crore. Earlier, Jacqueline’s statement was recorded under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
On August 23, the ED had said it had raided a luxurious beach bungalow in Chennai and seized Rs 82.5 lakh in cash, 2kg gold, 16 luxury cars and other high-end items in this case.