Jacqueline Fernandez has been named as an accused in a charge sheet that will be filed by the Enforcement Directorate in the Sukesh Chandrasekhar 200 crore money laundering case. The actress may not be arrested right now as the court is yet to take cognizance of the charge sheet, however she may not be allowed to travel outside the country. It is also alleged that the actress spoke to Sukesh while he was in jail.
Jacqueline Fernandez response to ED qustions
Jacqueline has been questioned several times by the ED. The actress had told officials that she was in touch with Sukesh Chandrasekhar since 2017 and that the conman had told her that he belonged to the late Jayalalithaa’s family. “I have been speaking to Sukesh since February 2017. In August 2021, he was arrested, after which I never met him. He told me that he is the owner of Sun TV and from the political family of Jayalalithaa,” Jacqueline told the ED.
The actress also mentioned that her sister took a loan of $1,50,000 from Chandrasekhar and accepted that he transferred around Rs 15 lakh to the account of her brother who lives in Australia. Previously, the ED had attached Jacqueline’s assets worth Rs 7 crore. The luxury gifts received by Jacqueline include diamond earrings, bracelets, Birkin bags, Louis Vuitton shoes, and a mini cooper car among other things.
The country and its people have always given me tremendous love and respect. This includes my friends from the media, from whom I have learned a lot. I’m currently going through a rough patch but I’m sure that my friends and fans will see me through it. It is with this trust that I would request my media friends to not circulate images of a nature that intrude on my privacy and personal space. You would not do this to your own loved ones, am sure you would not do this to me either. Hoping that justice and good sense prevail. Thank you.Jacqueline’s Instagram Post
Jacqueline Fernandez in a plea before the Appellate Authority of PMLA clearly stated that it is surprising that like her some other celebrities, notably, Norah Fatehi was also conned by main accused Sukesh Chandrashekhar
Jacqueline Fernandez has communicated to Delhi Police via email that she won’t be able to join the investigation due to prior commitments.
After this charge sheet, it is said that Jacqueline’s legal team will count on the grounds that the actress was not aware that she was a beneficiary of extortion money.