200 Cr Money Laundering Case: Jacqueline Fernandez confesses to receiving luxury bags, Mini Cooper from the accused

Chandrashekhar befriended the actress by making a “spoof” call after replicating the office number of Union Home Minister Amit Sha

According to recent media reports, Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez is being questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), a financial probe agency. The interview investigation was carried out in a series of meetings during the last few weeks.

Why is Jacqueline Fernandez being investigated?

Chandrashekhar befriended the actress by making a “spoof” call after replicating the office number of Union Home Minister Amit Shah. The ED investigation has revealed that the conman was in “regular contact” with her since February until the Delhi Police arrested him on the 7th of August.

An ED charge sheet filed in the matter clearly states:

During the investigation, statements of Jacqueline Fernandez were recorded on 30.08.2021 and 20.10.2021.

Here’s what actress Jacqueline Fernandez confessed during the ED probe:

Reports state that the Bollywood diva confessed to receiving lavish gifts worth crores from conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar. It is pertinent to mention that Sukesh is being investigated in a 200 crore money laundering case.

Jacqueline has confessed to receiving a 1.5 lakh dollar loan from Chandrashekhar and gifts that included a horse worth Rs. 52 lakh and a Persian cat worth Rs. 9 lakh. He reportedly gave her a pair of multi-stone earrings, a Hermes bracelet, and a Mini Cooper. However, Jacqueline Fernandez returned the Mini Cooper later. The actress said:

I received gifts viz three designer bags from Gucci and Chanel, two Gucci outfits for gym wear, a pair of Louis Vuitton shoes, two pairs of diamond earrings, a bracelet of multicolored stones, and two Hermes bracelets. I also received a Mini Cooper, which I returned later.

Individuals being investigated for association with Chandrashekhar in the 200 Crore Money Laundering Case

The charge sheet of the ED reads:

Chandrashekhar, his wife Leena Maria Paul, and six others are critical people in the case.

According to reports, all the accused are presently in judicial custody. The ED recently arrested them under the PMLA in the extortion racket, being run from a Delhi jail. The ED has also arrested two co-accused, Pradeep Ramnani and Deepak Ramnani.

Advocate Anant Malik and Advocate Rohan Yadav appeared before the court for Sukesh Chandrashekhar, Leena Maria Paul, and Ramnani brothers. On the other hand, advocates Atul Tripathi and Mohammad Faraz, Special Public Prosecutors, and RK Shah appeared on behalf of ED.

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