Jacqueline Fernandez, Actress in 200-Crore Extortion is Now Under Investigation
Jacqueline Fernandez is now an accused in money laundering cases against Sukesh Chaudrashekar. She faces charges of extortion to the tune of Rs 200 crore.
He was identified as an accuser in the supplementary charges filed in Delhi by Enforcement Directorate, which are probing the money trail. Chandrashekar, a former promoter of Ranbaxy’s pharmaceutical giant Ranbaxy, was earlier arrested by Delhi Police. Taking cognizance of the Delhi Police case, the ED started its money laundering probe.
In its first chargesheet, the ED mentioned that Chandrashekar allegedly swindled funds. It claims that Chandrashekar gifted Fernandez gifts in excess of Rs 5 crore, based on the money he had swindled. According to the supplementary chargesheet, it named Fernandez as an accused. She claimed that Chandrashekar knew the gift was bought with proceeds from the crime.
Jacqueline Fernandez received gifts from Sukesh Chandrasekhar worth Rs 5.71 Crore. The money was derived from criminal activity, including extortion. The ED stated that Pinky Irani was his long-time associate and accomplice in the case, which he had given to him to give the gifts.
The ED previously had questioned the actress and attached assets to her. Under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, (PMLA), the agency had in April proviso attached assets worth Rs 7 Crore to the actor.