ED summons Jacqueline Fernandez in money laundering case

The ED charge sheet filed in 2022 said that the actor was enjoying jewelery and costly gifts provided by Chandrashekhar despite knowing about his criminal antecedents.
Actor Jacqueline Fernandez after a court hearing in money laundering, in New Delhi.
Actor Jacqueline Fernandez after a court hearing in money laundering, in New Delhi. (Photo | PTI)

NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate has summoned actor Jacqueline Fernandez for a fresh round of questioning on Wednesday in a money laundering case involving alleged conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar, official sources said.

The 38-year-old Sri Lankan origin Bollywood actor has been questioned by the federal agency in the past in this case that pertains to alleged cheating of high-profile people, including former Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Mohan Singh's wife Aditi Singh to the tune of about Rs 200 crore.

The ED had alleged that Chandrashekhar used these "proceeds of crime" or illegal money to purchase gifts for Fernandez.

Actor Jacqueline Fernandez after a court hearing in money laundering, in New Delhi.
Conman Sukesh case: Jacqueline Fernandez was knowingly involved in possession of proceeds of crime, says ED

It had said in a charge sheet filed in 2022 that the actor was "enjoying valuables, jewellery and costly gifts provided by Chandrashekhar despite knowing about his criminal antecedents."

Fernandez has been questioned at least five times by the ED in this case earlier.

The actor has always said she was innocent and had no knowledge of Chandrashekhar's alleged criminal activities.

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