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Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez Laundered Money, Says Enforcement Directorate.

News by NRI Herald, 18 August 2022

Picture Source: Jacqueline Fernandez Twitter Profile

The Enforcement Agency has listed Jacqueline Fernandez as a suspect in a supplemental police report lodged in a Delhi court.

Jacqueline Fernandez was already identified as an accuser in the investigation into money laundering involving conman Sukesh Chandrashekar, who is suspected of abducting Rs 200 crore.

The celebrity has also been identified as a suspect in the Enforcement Directorate's (ED) supplemental complaint issued in a Delhi court that is investigating the money flow in the blackmail incident. Previously, Chandrashekar was detained by Delhi Police for fraudulently trying to extort over Rs 215 crore from Aditi Singh and Shivender Singh, erstwhile proprietors of pharmaceutical company Ranbaxy. The ED launched its money laundering investigation after becoming aware of the Delhi Police case.

The very first chargesheet filed by the ED detailed how Chandrashekar utilised the supposedly scammed cash. According to the supplemental court filing, Chandrashekar gave Fernandez presents totaling over Rs 5 crore from the money he scammed. It has designated the star as a suspect, stating that she had been knowledgeable that the presents were purchased with criminal money.

"Sukesh Chandrasekhar had provided numerous presents to Jacqueline Fernandez worth Rs 5.71 crore from the profits of illegal activity obtained by illegal acts involving abduction."

The ED said in a release that Chandrashekhar had directed Pinky Irani, his long-term accomplice and co-accused throughout this matter, to transfer the aforementioned items to her.

Previously, the ED had seized the actor's valuables and interrogated her. In April, the CBI temporarily seized the actor's substantial assets for Rs 7 crore (PMLA).

According to ED sources, among these presents are a horse for Rs 52 lakh and a Persian cat worth Rs 9 lakh. According to the reports, Chandrashekar also paid large amounts of money to Ms. Fernandez's family.

According to the reports, she also obtained fancy handbags and clothing from Gucci and Chanel. They stated that Chandrasekhar had allegedly provided Rs 15 lakh to a scriptwriter on Fernandez's account as an incentive for creating a web series proposal.

Ms. Fernandez is a Sri Lankan national who made her Bollywood debut in 2009.

In this investigation, the ED has detained a total of eight people. Chandrshekhar and his wife, Leena Maria Paul, are among them.

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