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Jacqueline Fernandez appears before EOW of Delhi Police in money laundering case

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In connection with the Rs 200 crore money laundering case involving conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar, Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez made an appearance before the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Delhi Police on Wednesday.

Jacqueline arrived earlier today at the Delhi Police EOW headquarters on Mandir Marg. According to a senior police official, Jacqueline will be required to respond to a list of questions that EOW has prepared.

Her interactions with Sukesh and the gifts she received from him were the basis for the questioning. The officer stated that she will also be questioned about how frequently she spoke with or met Sukesh over the phone during that time.

Pinky Irani also showed up at the Economic Offences Wing of the Delhi Police on Wednesday in relation to the money laundering case. Pinky Irani is said to have introduced Jacqueline Fernandez to Sukesh Chandrashekhar.

She has been asked to join the probe by EOW.

Irani, who knew both Sukesh and Jacqueline Fernandez, reportedly assisted Sukesh in getting in touch with her. Pinky and Jacqueline may be questioned together in order to clarify the situation, according to certain reports. Jacqueline has been informed that her inquiry may take longer than expected and has been asked to schedule her to stay in Delhi accordingly.

The enforcement agency taped Fatehi’s statements from September to October 2021 in which she admitted to accepting presents from the alleged conman and his actress wife Leena.

In connection with the alleged scheme and the FIR that the Delhi Police had filed, the ED had opened a money laundering case. The agency had previously stated that Fernandez’s remarks, in which she acknowledged receiving gifts from Chandrashekar, were taped on August 30 and October 20, 2021.

Furthermore, it said that Fernandez had purchased expensive gifts for herself and her family members in India and overseas using the profits of crime, which constitutes money laundering in violation of section 3 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act 2002.

Sukesh Chandrashekhar, a resident of Bengaluru in the state of Karnataka, is presently detained in a jail in Delhi and is charged in more than 10 criminal cases.

When posing as a representative of the union law ministry and the PMO, Chandrashekhar is accused of extorting Rs 200 crore from Aditi Singh, the jailed former owner of Ranbaxy, in order to release her husband on bail, while he was being held in Rohini jail.

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