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Jacqueline Fernandez Summoned By ED Today In Money Laundering Probe

Actress Jacqueline Fernandez faces ED questioning Wednesday in a Rs 200-crore money laundering case involving conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar. The ED alleges Chandrashekhar used illegal funds to buy gifts for her. Fernandez, 38, denies knowledge of his criminal activities, despite receiving valuable items and gifts, per a 2022 chargesheet.

Edited By : News24 Desk | Updated: Jul 10, 2024 11:47 IST
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Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez has been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for questioning on Wednesday in connection with a Rs 200-crore money laundering case involving conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar, according to official sources cited by news agency PTI.

The 38-year-old Sri Lankan-origin actress has been interrogated multiple times by the federal agency in relation to a case involving alleged fraud against prominent individuals, including the wives of former Ranbaxy promoters Shivinder Singh and Malvinder Singh, totaling Rs 200 crore.

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The ED alleges that Chandrashekhar deceived the Singh brothers’ wives and used illegally obtained funds, or ‘proceeds of crime,’ to purchase gifts for Jacqueline Fernandez.

In a charge sheet filed in 2022, the investigative agency claimed that the actress received valuable items, jewelry, and expensive gifts from Chandrashekhar, despite being aware of his criminal background.

Jacqueline Fernandez has maintained that she was unaware of Chandrashekhar’s criminal activities and asserts her innocence.

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Last week, official sources from the Enforcement Directorate summoned and recorded statements from actors Krystle Dsouza and Karan Wahi. This was in relation to a separate money laundering investigation involving an alleged ‘illegal’ online forex trading platform accused of defrauding investors of Rs 500 crore. They were questioned about payments received for promoting the app OctaFx, which operated via the website www.octafx.com.

First published on: Jul 10, 2024 11:22 AM IST

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