Jacqueline Fernandez summoned again today after ignoring ED questioning in money laundering case | Latest India News

Actor Jacqueline Fernandez was invited by the Directorate of Enforcement (ED) to appear before the agency and record his statement on Saturday after ignoring his summons on Friday in connection with an ongoing money laundering case investigation against suspected con artist Sukesh Chandrashekar, officials said. Fernandez, 36, appeared before the federal agency once in August and recorded his statement under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in the case.

Officials said that after ignoring his new summons for Friday, the Bollywood actor was asked to testify before the investigator in charge of the case on Saturday. It is understood that the agency wants to confront her with Chandrashekhar and his actress wife, Leena Maria Paul. The agency, they said, wants to understand a trail of funds and transactions that would be linked to Fernandez in this matter.

Actress and dancer Norah Fatehi, 29, recorded her statement to ED on Thursday in the case. “Nora Fatehi has been the victim around the case and as a witness she is cooperating and helping the police in the investigation,” her representative said. The spokesperson claimed that Fatehi had not participated in “any money laundering activity” and urged the media to “refrain from slandering his name”.

“She does not know or has any personal connection with the accused and has been called by the ED to strictly assist with the investigation,” the spokesperson said.

Chandrashekhar and Paul were recently arrested by the ED when they were already held in a local jail after being arrested by Delhi police for deceiving certain people, including some prominent figures like the wife of the former promoter of Fortis Healthcare, Shivinder Mohan Singh, Aditi. Singh. In August, the ED raided some premises in Chandrashekhar and seized a bungalow facing the sea in Chennai, ??82.5 lakh cash and over a dozen luxury cars. He said in a statement that Chandrashekhar was a “known crook” and that he was being questioned by Delhi police in a case of alleged criminal conspiracy, cheating and extortion to the tune of approximately ??200 crores.

“Chandrasekhar is the mastermind of this fraud. He has been part of the crime scene since the age of 17. He has several FIRs against him and is currently being held in Rohini prison (in connection with the police case in Delhi) “, said the managing director. noted.

Despite being in prison, he said, Chandrashekhar “hasn’t stopped cheating” people. “He (using a cell phone bought illegally in prison) with the help of technology, made spoofed calls to trick people because the numbers displayed on the called party’s phone number belonged to senior government officials. “While talking (about the prison) to these people, he pretended to be a government officer offering to help people for a price,” the ED said.

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