New Delhi: Jacqueline Fernandez is once again in the headlines. The Enforcement Directorate named her as an accused in Sukesh Chandrasekhar money laundering case. Previously, the actress was summoned many a times by the ED in connection to the 200 crore extortion case.
It was also in the news that Jacqueline had an affair with conman Sukesh. She has also received multiple expensive gifts from him. However, Jacqueline has always maintained her silence and asked for privacy.
The actor has been named an accused in the supplementary chargesheet filed in a Delhi court by the ED. The actress may not be arrested right now. The court is yet to take cognizance of the charge sheet. But the actress might not be able to travel outside the country.
Few months back, the ED attached assets belonging to the actor and also qustioned her. The agency in April provisionally attached ₹ 7 crore assets of the actor under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
The ED then stated, “Sukesh Chandrasekhar had given various gifts worth ₹ 5.71 crore to Jacqueline Fernandez from the proceeds of crime generated by criminal activities including extortion. “Chandrasekhar had put Pinky Irani, his long time associate and co-accused in this case to deliver the said gifts to her.”
According to media reports, Jacqueline Fernandez initially did not respond to messages sent to her by conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar. Later, he approached the actress through her hairdresser.
Gifts Sukesh gave to Jacqueline
The ED alleged that, Jacqueline was gifted a horse worth ₹ 52 lakh and a Persian cat worth ₹ 9 lakh by Sukesh. The ED also said Chandrashekar has given gifts worth ₹ 5.71 crore to the actor from the ₹ 200 crore he allegedly swindled of the family of former Ranbaxy promoters.
The actress reportedly revealed that Sukesh Chandrasekhar had met him only twice when he was out on parole. She appeared before the ED for questioning on several occasions, the latest being June 27.