ED names Jacqueline Fernandez in 200-crore extortion case

Probe pertains to ‘conman’ Sukesh Chandrasekhar who had been operating a dishonest and extortion racket from inside a Delhi jail utilizing a cell phone

Probe pertains to ‘conman’ Sukesh Chandrasekhar who had been operating a dishonest and extortion racket from inside a Delhi jail utilizing a cell phone

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has named Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez in a supplementary chargesheet filed earlier than a Particular Court docket in reference to the ₹200-crore case in opposition to conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar and others.

In response to the company, Sukesh had been operating a dishonest and extortion racket from contained in the Rohini Jail in Delhi utilizing a cell phone. He would allegedly make calls by way of a Caller ID masking App to impersonate as a senior authorities official to strategy the potential victims.

The cash laundering probe is predicated on a First Info Report registered by the Delhi Police following a grievance from Aditi Singh, spouse of former Fortis promoter Shivinder Singh who was arrested alongside together with his brother Malvinder Singh by Delhi’s Financial Offences Wing in a case in 2019. She alleged that Sukesh and his associates cheated her of about ₹200 crore throughout 2020-21 on the pretext of serving to her.

Through the investigation, the company discovered that in February 2021, Sukesh had allegedly contacted Jacqueline Fernandez on cellphone – posing as a senior authorities official named Shekhaar Ratna Vela — via her make-up artist Shaan Muthathil. Since then he remained in fixed contact along with her until he was arrested in August 2021.

Because it turned out, the primary accused had despatched costly presents, together with designer baggage of famend manufacturers, diamond earrings and bracelets, to the actor and her members of the family, organized constitution flights for home travels, paid for her resort stays and likewise gave ₹15 lakh in money to a script-writer on her behalf.

By way of worldwide “hawala” operator

Primarily based on the findings, the company hooked up property price ₹7.27 crore of the actor in April. It alleged that Sukesh had given presents price ₹5.71 crore to her from the funds generated via the extortion racket. He additionally gave over $1.7 lakh to her sister in the US and Australian $26,740 to her brother via a world “hawala” operator named Avtar Singh Kochhar.

In the identical case, the ED had earlier filed two chargesheets. Amongst these arraigned had been Sukesh, his spouse Leena Maria Paul, Deepak, Pardeep Ramdanee, Avtar Singh, B. Mohanraj, Arun Muthu and D. Kamlesh Kothari.

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