New Delhi: The Delhi Police’s Economic and Offence Wing on Wednesday found contradictions in the statement of Actor Jacqueline Fernandez and conman Sukesh Chandrashekar’s aide Pinky Irani, while probing Rs 200 crore extortion case.
Jacqueline and Pinky were summoned by the EOW in connection with the Rs 200 crore money laundering case allegedly involving Sukesh Chandrashekhar.
Reports suggest that during the interrogation, which extended for hours, the duo contradicted each other on various matters.
Fernandez joined the probe after being issued a third summons and was questioned for nearly eight hours in the extortion case. She was previously summoned twice but she did not attend on both dates – August 29 and September 12.
Notably, Pinky Irani reportedly introduced Jacqueline Fernandez to the conman and was allegedly paid huge sums of money for the job.
In the first round of interrogation, the EOW found inconsistency in their responses. The offence wing is likely to confront them again.
Reports suggest that statements of both – Jacqueline and Pinky – were recorded separately and then they were confronted and questioned together.
Last month, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) filed a charge sheet against the actress naming her as an accused in the scam.
For the unversed, Chandrashekhar is an accused in the 200-crore extortion racket. He executed it from jail by bribing jail officials in crores. The ED stated that he used a wide network to launder money. He’d use it to buy movable and immovable properties.
A few months back, the ED attached assets belonging to the actor and also questioned her. The agency in April provisionally attached ₹ 7 crore assets of the actor under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).