Sukesh Chandrashekhar extortion case: Delhi police will issue another summons to Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez after asking for Monday’s scheduled interrogation to be postponed. Delhi Police have summoned her to join the investigation in the Rs 200 crore extortion case allegedly involving con artist Sukesh Chandrashekhar. A senior police officer confirmed to ANI that Jacqueline had communicated to Delhi Police via email that due to previous commitments she would not be able to join the investigation on September 12. . The officer added that Jacqueline was called to join the investigation in September. 12 at the EOW office in Mandir Marg around 11 am.
“Now we will be issuing a new summons to Jacqueline to join the investigation into the case. The dates for the new summons will be decided soon,” the officer added.
The Directorate of Law Enforcement (ED) named Jacqueline in its indictment in the money laundering cases involving Sukesh. The ED charge sheet said Jacqueline knew of Sukesh’s involvement in criminal matters. Yet, she chose to ignore her criminal past and despite this, she engaged in financial dealings with him.
ED had recorded a case of money laundering in the alleged FIR scam recorded by the Delhi Police.
ED previously said Fernandez’s statements were recorded on August 30 and October 20, 2021, where she admitted to receiving gifts from Chandrashekar.
ED also said that Fernandez used the proceeds of crime and valuable gifts purchased using them for herself and her family members in India and abroad and that this amounts to a money laundering offence. under section 3 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act 2002.
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Sukesh Chandrashekhar, a native of Bengaluru in Karnataka, is currently incarcerated in a Delhi jail and faces more than 10 criminal cases registered against him.
Chandrashekhar was accused of running an extortion racket worth Rs 200 crore when he was imprisoned in Rohini prison, by Aditi Singh, the wife of jailed former owner of Ranbaxy Shivinder Singh , posing as Union Justice Department and PMO officials, under the guise of bailing her husband out.
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-with ANI inputs
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